Hands-on workshop for beginners and advanced users of the ALF package
5-9 Oct 2020 Würzburg (Germany)



The ALF User Workshop is aimed at both beginners and advanced users of the package and consists of two main parts:

Getting to Know ALF: tutorial, basic and advanced — starting on Monday, October 5th;
ALF in Production: workgroup projects and advanced features — starting on Wednesday, October 7th.

Which are preceded by a Pre-event: ALF installation, held before the official start of the conference, on the October, the 1st. In order to accomodate participants from different time zones, it will be held twice, on two different times (GMT+2):

  • 10:00  (16:00 in Beijing)
  • 17:00  (08:00 in LA)

Participants are expected to have a working ALF 2.0 (beta) installation at the beginning of the conference, and users new to ALF will reach the second part of the workshop with a basic knowledge of the package. It's also possible to attend only the second, more advanced part of the workshop.

The workshop will take place online, in a main common Zoom room for the presentations, and break-out rooms for individual support and workgroup meetings.

The core of the event are hands-on sessions where participants work through tutorial exercises (1st part) and workgroup projects (2nd part). After explanatory presentations describing ALF's usage and core aspects of its code, the organizers will remain on-call to provide any support needed, see our Program. In the second part of the workshop, participants will be able to form groups, work through simple projects and present their results on the last day of the event.

Participants are encouraged to submit contributions. The event also includes contributed talks by participants.

Notice that the number of participants is limited, and applicants may be requested to submit a CV and statement of interest before their registration is approved.

Registrations close on the 30th September.


The ALF Package

The Algorithms for Lattice Fermions package provides a general open-source code for finite-temperature auxiliary-field quantum Monte Carlo models.

Models can be specified at minimal programing cost, on arbitrary 1- and 2-D Bravais lattices. Parallel tempering, as well as projective and finite-temperature approaches are available. Suitable for both benchmarking and golden standards.

Learn more about the package at the ALF Webpage.


Travel assistance

Not applicable anymore, since the conference has been moved online.

Participants in need may request financial assistance by emailing us a justified request. The deadline for requesting assistance is the 18th May 2020, with a decision being reached no later than 22th May 2020.

Notice that each participant bears the responsibility for their travel arrangements, including any necessary visa, and participants who fail to show up will not receive any assistance.


  • Fakher F. Assaad (University of Würzburg)
  • Jefferson Stafusa E. Portela (University of Würzburg)
  • Florian Goth (University of Würzburg)
  • Jonas Schwab (University of Würzburg)
  • Johannes S. Hofmann (Weizmann Institute)



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