The TIMES network

Advanced quantum materials, and ultra-fast phenomena are focal areas around which the TIMES network will train European doctoral students to attain high qualifications through the Marie Curie actions. This decision was made by the European Research Executive Agency (REA) in the latest call for ‘MSCA Doctoral Networks’. Specifically, three developing group of the Yambo code will participate in this network: the CINaM and PIIM laboratories in Marseille and CNR in Milan and Queen’s University in Belfast will be part of this network.

The TIMES doctoral network aims to train a new generation of scientists capable of developing novel theoretical and computational frameworks to simulate out-of-equilibrium phenomena, such as those observed in solar cells when light induces an electric current. The project will investigate dynamic processes occurring in advanced quantum materials, the modeling of which is crucial for advancements in quantum computing, information processing, photovoltaic cells, and optoelectronic devices aiming for more efficient light emission.

This doctoral network brings together researchers with expertise in physics, chemistry, materials science, and computing, who will work on developing theoretical and computational tools to comprehend quantum processes and emerging physical phenomena. To achieve this goal, TIMES will heavily utilize high-performance computing centers such as the TIRANT supercomputer at the University of Valencia or the CINECA high-performance computing center, alongside other European high-performance computing facilities. Collaborations with leading ultrafast spectroscopy experimental groups are also part of the network’s activities.

Further details can be found on the project website: