Workshop Density Functional Theory meets
    Quantum Information Theory

October 27 – 28, 2017

São Paulo, Brazil


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Quantum information theory (QIT) has attracted great attention in recent years for combining abstract concepts from quantum mechanics with technological applications — indeed the first commercially related products have already been proposed. Consequences of such interest are a deeper theoretical understanding of fundamental quantum mechanical concepts such as entanglement, and important improvements in nanotechnology where the quantum control over nanoscale systems has sharpened related experimental techniques.

Density functional theory (DFT) has been for many years a well-established theoretical framework to quantitatively calculate the physical properties of real systems, including low-dimensional systems and nanostructures. DFT asserts that all information on a quantum system is contained in its ground-state density, a quantity that is amenable to measurement and has a classical interpretation. DFT is then an excellent framework to develop practical tools for calculating quantum information-related properties for real systems: there is therefore much common ground with QIT and stimulating research to be performed at the interface.

The second edition of the Workshop Density Functional Theory meets Quantum Information Theory aims to bring together leading experts on DFT , QIT and scientists working at the interface between the two areas in order to explore and support synergies between these exciting fields. It is also an opportunity for researchers to learn about recents developments and new challenges and to present their results as contributed talks and posters. There will be the possibility of a special issue, with selected works, to be published in the Brazilian Journal of Physics.

This Workshop will be preceded by the “ICTP-Trieste/ICTP-SAIFR School on Density Functional Theory and Quantum Information Theory“. There is no registration fee.

Information about the first edition of this workshop – including lectures material – can be found at


  • Vivian Vanessa França (IQ/UNESP, Brazil)
  • Alexandre Reilly Rocha (IFT/UNESP, Brazil)
  • Klaus Capelle (UFABC, Brazil)
  • Irene D’Amico (University of York, UK)

Publish your research

If your research work has been accepted for presentation in our School and/or Workshop (poster or talk) and it contains unpublished results, we kindly invite you to submit them as a full research paper to a special issue of the Brazilian Journal of Physics (BJP – Springer)

Deadline for submission of full research paper to the BJP (Springer) – special edition: January 31st, 2018. To submit click here and choose the option “Density Functional Theory meets Quantum Information Theory”.

Invited Speakers


  • Celso Villas Boas − Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCar)
  • Marcelo Terra Cunha – Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP)
  • Belita Koiller − Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)
  • Wilton de Melo Kort-Kamp – Los Alamos National Lab
  • André Malvezzi – Universidade Estadual Paulista (FC-UNESP)
  • Paulo Nussenzveig – Instituto de Física (USP)
  • Marcos de Oliveira − Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP)
  • Raimundo Rocha dos Santos – Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)
  • Diego Guedes Sobrinho – Instituto Tecnólogico de Aeronáutica, São José dos Campos (ITA)
  • Lauro Tomio – IFT (UNESP)
  • Stefano Pittalis – Istituto Nanoscienze, Italy
  • Anna Sanpera − Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
  • Roberto Serra − Universidade Federal do ABC (UFABC)
  • Claudio Verdozzi − Lund University, Sweden





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