Psi-k 2020 conference

September 14-17, 2020

SwissTech Convention Center, EPFL, Lausanne (Switzerland)

Psi-k 2020 will be the 6th general conference for the worldwide Psi-k community, following very successful events held in San Sebastian (2015), Berlin (2010), and Schwäbisch Gmünd (2005, 2000, 1996).

This major conference – the largest worldwide in electronic-structure – brings together the community that is active in the field, as described by the Psi-k mission statement: "... to develop fundamental theory, algorithms, and computer codes in order to understand, predict, and design materials properties and functions. Theoretical condensed matter physics, quantum chemistry, thermodynamics, and statistical mechanics form its scientific core. Applications encompass inorganic, organic and bio-materials, and cover a whole range of diverse scientific, engineering, and industrial endeavours."

The conference program will be structured around 3.5 days (from the afternoon of September 14, 2020 to the end of September 17, 2020), that will include 7 plenary talks, 42 symposia in 6 parallel sessions (~120 invited talks and ~240 contributed talks), and a MAD evening.

With more than 1000 participants expected, it will be a key event in the field, offering an intense but enjoyable atmosphere, in addition to a chance to explore the beautiful region around Lausanne and Lake Geneva.

We look forward to an exciting conference and to seeing you in Lausanne and at EPFL.

Nicola Marzari

important dates


  • Deadline for submission of thematic symposia: September 8, 2019
  • Registration and abstract submission open: November 15, 2019
  • Early-bird registration deadline: April 3, 2020
  • Abstract submission deadline: April 10, 2020
  • Deadline for “Volker Heine Award” applications: April 10, 2020