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The "Spezialforschungsbereich Vienna Computational Materials Laboratory" ("SFB ViCoM") is a Special Research Area on Computational Materials Science (Project Number: "Spezialforschungsbereich F41"), funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and managed mainly by researchers of the University of Vienna and the Vienna University of Technology.

The research of the Vienna Computational Materials Laboratory will mainly focus on an improved description of electronic correlation in solids. The newly developed methods will be applied to cutting-edge materials research using state-of-the-art multi scale methods. The total funding of the Vienna Computational Materials Laboratory for the first 4 years amounts to 3.9 million euros. For further details, please feel free to contact us.

Participating Researchers at the 10th ViCoM Workshop in Stadtschlaining (March 30/31 2016)

Photo credit: (c) SFB ViCoM


Monday, 15. June 2015

Understanding Strongly-Correlated Transition-Metal Compounds

A talk by Eva Pavarini, Institute for Advanced Simulation, Forschungszentrum Jülich Gmbh


Monday, 8. June 2015

Determining mechanical properties of complex materials using the computer

A talk by Markus A. Hartmann, Institute of Physics, Montanuniversität Leoben

Monday, 1. June 2015


A talk by Merzuk Kaltak, Computational Materials Physics, University of Vienna


Monday, 20. April 2015

Mode-coupling theory of the glass transition

A talk by Thomas Franosch, Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck

Monday, 13. April 2015

Theory and results of modeling van der Waals interactions in DFT

A talk by Timo Thonhauser, Wake Forest University

Monday, 23. March 2015

Static and dynamic properties of two-dimensional systems with competing interactions

A talk by Dieter Schwanzer, Vienna University of Technology

Monday, 2. March 2015

In- and out-of-equilibrium simulations of polymeric molecules at the monomer if and the coarse-grained level

A talk by Marta Montes Saralegui, Vienna University of Technology

Monday, 26. January 2015

Thermoelectric power from first principles

A talk by Ole Martin Løvvik, University of Oslo, Norway

Monday, 19. January 2015


We are happy to announce that the SFB ViCoM has been extended for another four years!

Monday, 19. January 2015

From the discovery to the control of THz spin currents: towards ultrafast spintronics

A talk by Marco Battiato, Vienna University of Technology, Austria


Tuesday, 7. March 2017

Analytic Interatomic Forces in the Random Phase Approximation

Published in Physical Review Letters

Thursday, 26. May 2016

Graphene: a Quantum of Current

Published in Nature Communications

Wednesday, 11. May 2016

Ultrafast and Gigantic Spin Injection in Semiconductors

Published in Physical Review Letters

Wednesday, 19. August 2015

Applicability of Macroscopic Wear and Friction Laws on the Atomic Length Scale

Published in Physical Review Letters

Wednesday, 25. June 2014

S Matrix from Matrix Product States

Published in Physical Review Letters

Wednesday, 11. June 2014

Tunable Assembly of Heterogeneously Charged Colloids

Published in Nano Letters

Wednesday, 14. May 2014

From Infinite to Two Dimensions through the Functional Renormalization Group

Published in Physical Review Letters

Sunday, 30. March 2014

Dynamic relaxation of a levitated nanoparticle from a non-equilibrium steady state

Published in Nature Nanotechnology

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