2017 Many Electron Collaboration Summer School


June 16-23, 2017

Coding Workshop: June 16-18
Summer School: June 19-23

Note: Attendance is by invitation only.

Coding Workshop: Emanuel Gull, University of Michigan
Summer School: Boris Svistunov, University of Massachusetts, Amherst


Coding Workshop Agenda:

Friday, June 16
9:00 AM E. Gull: Programming Best Practices I
9:45 AM E. Gull: Programming Best Practices II
10:30 AM Break
11:00 AM M. Stoudenmire: Design
12:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM M. Stoudenmire: iTensor Tutorial
3:30 PM Break
3:40 PM Student Presentations
Saturday, June 17
9:00 AM M. Stoudenmire: Julia
9:45 AM O. Parcollet: Zero cost abstraction for HPC by examples, gcc explorer
10:30 AM Break
11:00 AM E. Gull: Introduction to Hardware
12:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM A. Gaenko: ALPS Tutorial
3:30 PM Break
3:40 PM Student Presentations
Sunday, June 18
9:00 AM O. Parcollet: Modern C++
9:45 AM O. Parcollet: Debugging
10:30 AM Break
11:00 AM S. Iskakov: Revision control and build tool tutorials
12:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM O. Parcollet: Triqs tutorial

Summer School Agenda:

Monday, June 19
9:00 AM A. Millis: Welcome
9:15 AM N. Prokof’ev: Introduction to Diagrammatic Monte Carlo
10:30 AM Break
11:00 AM E. Gull: DCA and Dual Fermions
12:30 PM Lunch
2:00 PM O. Parcollet: Non-equilibrium Correlated Electron Physics and the Numerical Challenges
3:30 PM Break
4:00 PM B. Svistunov: Basics of Feynman Diagrammatics
6:00 PM Break
6:30 PM Opening Banquet (at SCGP)
Tuesday, June 20
9:00 AM G. Kotliar: The Road to First Principles Electronic Structure Studies of Correlated Solids
10:30 AM Break
11:00 AM O. Parcollet: Out-of-equilibrium Quantum Impurity Models
12:30 PM Lunch
2:00 PM N. Prokof’ev
3:30 PM Break
4:00 PM Student Presentations
6:30 PM Free time and dinner on your own
Wednesday, June 21
9:00 AM Experimental Lectures
12:00 PM Beach Outing
6:30 PM Group Dinner at the Fifth Season (34 E Broadway, Port Jefferson)
Thursday, June 22
9:00 AM L. Pollet: Solving high-dimensional integral equations by a homotopy-transform: field-theoretical applications
10:30 AM Break
11:00 AM S. Zhang: Real Materials
12:30 PM Lunch
2:00 PM R. Rossi: Shifted-action and Determinantal Diagrammatic Monte Carlo Techniques
3:30 PM Break
4:00 PM A. Alavi: Full Configuration Interaction Quantum Monte Carlo and Beyond
6:00 PM Free time and dinner on your own
Friday, June 23
9:00 AM S. Zhang: Auxiliary-field Quantum Monte Carlo
10:30 AM Break
11:00 AM R. Rossi: Advanced Resummation Techniques
11:00 AM E. Gull: Introduction to Hardware
12:30 PM Lunch and Departure

Meeting Location

Simons Center for Geometry and Physics
John S. Toll Drive
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794

Travel, Local Transport and Parking

Getting to Long Island

From NYC Penn Station:

Board a Long Island Railroad train bound for Port Jefferson. Exit at Port Jefferson Station.

From John F. Kennedy Airport:

  1. Take the AirTrain JFK towards Jamaica.
  2. Transfer at Jamaica Station to a Long Island Railroad train to Port Jefferson.
  3. Travel to the Port Jefferson Station.
  4. Once you have arrived you can walk, take a taxi or call Danfords (631.928.5200) and a free shuttle will be sent for you. Please note that the free shuttle can take a while to pick you up, so taking a taxi or walking may be faster. Taking a taxi will cost $7.

From La Guardia Airport:

For those flying into LGA you will have to catch the Long Island Railroad at Jamaica Station in Queens. You can take public transportation to Jamaica via the Q33 bus and then the E train; however, taking a taxi may be more convenient. Once you arrive at Jamaica Station follow the directions above starting at #2.

From Newark Airport:

Take the Air Train to the New Jersey Transit and then take the New Jersey Transit to NYC Penn Station. Once at Penn Station, board a Port Jefferson bound Long Island Rail Road train. Exit at Port Jefferson Station.

Transportation to and from Simons Center for Geometry & Physics

Hired coaches will transport participants from the hotel to SCGP and back daily.


SCGP has a gated parking lot. If you intend to use your car each day, please contact Emily Klein who will provide you with an entrance code for the gate.


Danfords Hotel & Marina
25 E Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
(631) 928-5200

Accommodations will be made for you at the Danfords hotel at the expense of the Simons Foundation. Checkout will be on June 23 before noon. If you have any questions about hotel arrangements, please contact Emily Klein to confirm.


While Traveling
On days when participants are traveling to or from summer school, the foundation will reimburse up to US $115 per day for meals.

Breakfast will be served daily at Danfords. Breakfast is included with your stay and begins at 7:00 AM daily.

Lunch will be provided for all participants at the SCGP Café.

Tea will take place on weekday afternoons from 3:30 – 4:00 PM at the SCGP Café.

Dinner will be on your own at any number of restaurants located in downtown Port Jefferson. Except for dinner on Monday, June 19 and Wednesday, June 21, participants will be reimbursed for their dinner expenses.

Monday, June 19th: Dinner
A welcome dinner will be held at the SCGP Café at 6:30 PM on Monday, June 19. All participants are expected to attend.

Wednesday, June 21st: Trip
Following morning sessions, transportation to the beach (weather permitting) will be arranged.

Wednesday, June 21st: Dinner
A dinner event will take place at the Fifth Season restaurant on Wednesday, June 21. The restaurant is located across the street from the hotel.


Travel Assistance

Elise Volpe, Protravel International
elise.volpe(replace this with the @ sign)protravelinc.com
(516) 465-1006

Registration, Hotel and General Meeting Assistance

Emily Klein
Program Associate, Simons Foundation
eklein(replace this with the @ sign)simonsfoundation.org
(646) 751-1262

Reimbursement and Travel Policy

Any expenses not directly paid for by the Simons Foundation are subject to reimbursement based on the travel policy. An email will be sent within a week following the conclusion of the symposium with further instructions on submitting your expenses via the foundation’s web-based expense reimbursement platform.

Receipts are required for any expenses over $50 USD and are due within THIRTY DAYS (30) after the conclusion of the symposium. Should you have any questions, please contact Emily Klein.

Guest Policy

It is the foundation’s policy to discourage spouses, families or others from joining participants during the meeting. Participants who choose to invite guests to come before or stay on after the meeting do so at their own expense. The Simons Foundation will not cover expenses associated with such extensions.