This course will give you a practical guide to density functional theory (DFT), including running a series of simulations to model and study quantum phase transition in a crystalline system. Upon completing this course, you should be able to set up a DFT calculation, interpret the output results and post-process them using complementary techniques such as Wannier interpolation.

Saeed is a lecturer in theoretical physics at the University of Manchester. His research is focused on first-principles modelling of topological quantum phase transition, superconductivity and quasiparticle dynamics of strongly correlated electrons in low-dimensional crystalline systems.