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GPAW 2016: Users and developers meeting
June 7-10, 2016

GPAW 2016: Users and developers meeting, June 6-10

Welcome to GPAW 2016: Users and developers meeting, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

The meeting provides an overview of the present status of the open source electronic structure program GPAW. The first two days are dedicated to oral presentations from GPAW developers and users describing the latest developments. Topics include excited state dynamics, electronic transport, orbital-free DFT, many-body methods, exchange- correlation functionals, nonadiabatic dynamics and applications within catalysis and energy materials research. The third morning is dedicated to hands-on sessions, and the rest of the time for developer activities.

The meeting is informal and a perfect opportunity to meet the gpaw community, share experiences, and build networks!

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Workshop starts with a welcome event on Monday evening (June 6). Scientific program starts on Tuesday morning at Ylistö campus (, and ends on Thursday morning for users, and Friday afternoon for developers.

  • plenary and invited talks from core GPAW developers
  • contributed talks (selected from poster abstracts)
  • poster session
  • hands-on session where you can learn how to use the latest gpaw features in your system


Mon (June 6) Tue (June 7) Wed (June 8) Thu (June 9) Fri (June 10)
9:00 Opening Users & Coding
9:10 JJ Mortensen J Voss developers workshop
10:00 M Kuisma K Honkala workshop
10:40 Coffee Coffee Coffee Coffee
11:10 KT Winther T Olsen Coding Future of GPAW
11:50 J Lehtomäki B Hammer workshop discussion
12:30 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
14:00 S Latini M Walter Coding Coding
14:50 AH Larsen T Rossi workshop workshop
15:30 Coffee Coffee Coffee Coffee
16:00 Contrib 1&2 E Jónsson Coding Coding
16:40 Contrib 3 Contrib 4 workshop workshop
17:00 Poster session
19:00 Welcome Dinner Social program



University of Jyväskylä, Finland is located in central Finland 300km north from the capital Helsinki.

Easiest way to get here is to fly to Helsinki ( and take a train ( to Jyväskylä directly from the airport. Although, some times it is more convenient to take a bus ( or Onnibus (

How much?

Workshop itself is free (= no registration fee) thanks to Psi-K network and University of Jyväskylä who are sponsoring the event. However, food and accomodation are not included.

Flight tickets Europe-Helsinki start from 150€. Book early! Prices go up fast.

The train is approximately 30€ one-way, if you book early, 60€ if just before ( Onnibus as low as 7€ / one-way (

Hotel Alba ( just next to the conference site costs 93€ / single room, 126€ / double room.

Hotel Milton ( in downtown Jyväskylä (20min walk) costs 85€ / single room, 120€ / double room, 135€ / triple room.

Omena Hotel ( in downtown Jyväskylä (20min walk) costs 71€ / single room, 71€ / double room, 81€ / triple room, if you book early.

Summer Hotel Harju ( in downtown (25min walk) costs 50€ / 60€ / 75€, and they have kitchenette.

Of course you should check / / ... for other options and cheapest prices.

Lunch costs 5,70€ at the local cafeteria, and dinner could be 7€ pizza, 15€ pasta, or 25-30€ steak.


  • Lauri Lehtovaara, JYU (
  • Kristian Sommer Thygesen, DTU
  • Karsten Wedel Jacobsen, DTU
  • Jens Jørgen Mortensen, DTU
  • Risto Nieminen, Aalto
  • Martti Puska, Aalto


Sponsored by


Psi-k network


Faculty of Mathematics and Science

University of Jyväskylä.