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20th Mardi Gras Conference
Petascale Many Body Methods for
Complex Correlated Systems

Louisiana State University, Center for Computation & Technology, Baton Rouge, U.S.A.
Conference: February 12-14, 2015
Workshop: February 15-16, 2015

Program (PDF)

This conference takes place in the framework of a Partnership for International Research and Education (PIRE) funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation. The goal of this project is to develop a new international research and graduate education program leveraging cyberinfrastructure investment to study complex phenomena in correlated materials. The project represents a partnership between researchers at Louisiana State University (LSU), the University of North Dakota (UND), Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC), and Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the U.S.; the University of Dortmund, the Max Planck Institute of Solid State Research, the University of Würzburg, and the University of Göttingen in Germany; and the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich in Switzerland. This project receives support from NSF's Office of International Science and Engineering and the Division of Materials Research.

Topics include numerically exact descriptions of disordered and interacting electron systems, complex spin and orbital states of correlated materials, strongly correlated superconductors, including strong correlations in density functional theory, spin models, linked-cluster expansion approaches, matrix product state formulations, and analytic continuation, among others.


  • Juana Moreno (Chair), Department of Physics & Astronomy and CCT, Louisiana State University
  • Mark Jarrell, Department of Physics & Astronomy and CCT, Louisiana State University
  • Bety Rodriguez-Milla, CCT, Louisiana State University

Where: Digital Media Center Theater, Center for Computation & Technology (CCT), Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA:
Directions to campus: Click here.

Registration: Registration is free but required. To register, please send an email to Carol Duran at with the following information: full name, affiliation, meals that you will attend (Thursday lunch, Friday lunch, Friday dinner, Sunday lunch, and/or Monday lunch), and any dietary restriction you may have.
Conference Dinner on Friday will be at Mike Anderson's Seafood restaurant and has a fee of $25 per person. Trip to Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans has a fee of $15.

Poster Session: If you want to present a poster at Thursday's poster session, please send the title, list of authors, and brief abstract of your poster, to be included in the Conference program, to Carol Duran along with your registration information.

Parking: Persons utilizing a vehicle will need a $10 LSU parking permit (Monday-Friday; no permits are needed Saturday and Sunday). You can get a visitor permit at the Visitor Center between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The visitor center is located on the corner of Dalrymple Drive and Highland Road.
Parking Lot X116 is the closest to the CCT. You can find more about parking at the LSU Parking and Transportation website:

Lodging: Participants will be staying at the Cook Hotel at LSU. We have reserved a block of rooms for the conference participants.
From the hotel to the CCT it is about a mile walk. Here is a map showing a walking path:

LSU Bus (LSU Tiger Trails): Both Purple and Gold bus routes pass in front of the hotel and the CCT (they go in opposite directions):
Find your bus:


Local Arrangements:
Carol Duran, LSU Physics & Astronomy,
Jennifer Fontenot, LSU CCT,
Karen Jones, LSU CCT.

Other information:
About LSU:
About Baton Rouge:
LSU campus map:
LSU visitor parking map:

The 20th Mardi Gras conference is sponsored by the National Science Foundation award #OISE-0952300.

This conference is also made possible by the support of LA-SiGMA and the Center for Computation & Technology.

For more information, please contact Carol Duran at