Quantum Monte Carlo in the Apuan Alps VI

Venue: Apuan Alps Centre for Physics

Location: Vallico Sotto, Italy

Event Date/Time: Jul 24, 2010 End Date/Time: Jul 31, 2010
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Continuing the series of alternative and very informal meetings at this venue, the Cambridge University Theory of Condensed Matter group is
organizing a sixth International Workshop to discuss the development and application of the continuum quantum Monte Carlo method in condensed matter physics and quantum chemistry. The conference will take place in our 16th Century monastery in the mediaeval high mountain village of Vallico Sotto (in the Tuscan Apuan Alps near the beautiful Italian city of Lucca).

The normal format for these events involves formal presentations being restricted to the mornings, with the afternoons left free for relaxed discussion and participation in activities. For the young and vigorous, we
organize mountain walks, caving and other healthy outdoor exercise, whilst the unfit and elderly might enjoy artistic tours, city visits, and gentle country strolls, with all participants reuniting in the evening for
excellent Tuscan dinners in local restaurants. The monastery is a unique venue where the community spirit and magnificent location have inspired memorable meetings in the past.

This year's workshop will involve up to 40 people, all accommodated on site. Many speakers will be specifically invited, but anyone who feels that they have something to contribute and who wishes to attend the event is most welcome to contact the organizers (Mike Towler: qmcitaa_10@vallico.net) for further details. There is no charge either for attendance at the conference or accommodation, though donations to cover our costs are very welcome.