[Resolved] Interruption of TDDFT production due to IT maintenance

We have several months of delay in the delivery of scientific results for our collaborators (Charles University, Max Börn Institute, BAM, CSIC, …). Origin of these delays are provided below.

Our national supercomputers IT4I have performed a 1-month maintenance of the Karolina machine.

HiLASE IT department has changed numerous things (policy, people, mailboxes, certificates, proxy, …), leading to interruption of our production chain for now several months.

We are reporting on the 6-years Marie Curie project “ATLANTIC”, as executive coordinator.

We hope these elements that are out of our control will not damage our collaborations.

Situation should come back to normal in few days, still with an incompressible delay.

Marie Curie networking action “ATLANTIC” RISE has ended!

Started in March 2019, the project Marie Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) networking project “ATLANTIC” has ended in Feb. 2024. We submitted the periodic report yesterday.

What is “ATLANTIC”?

ATLANTIC stands for “Advanced theoretical network for modeling light matter interactIon”
Website is http://www.atlantic-rise.eu/

Overall, this project has connected 14 institutions of theoreticians in light-matter interaction together.

What are the outcomes?

Most of the outcomes of the project are:

  • several professors and students could spend months in Prague and visit us from various countries (Argentina, Uzbekistan, Japan, Belarus & Russia – until Feb. 2022);
  • we also spent months in these countries;
  • knowledge and cultural exchanges were taking place through a number of scientific stays, conferences and workshops.
  • as a result, 19 scientific publications are carrying acknowledgment to this project, including outstanding theoretical works on electron-photon-phonon coupling, dissipation in light-matter interaction, and some other ones making extensive usage of high power computation (time-dependent density functional theory).
  • our group also produced 8 deliverables on plasmonics, light-electron excitation of solids, effect of intense on light materials mixtures, calculation of optical response of solids, new kinds of two-temperature models, and a more commercial overview of our modeling activities.
  • An important outcome is also a strong training on geopolitical & economical aspects of international projects. The project was implemented went through COVID, breakout of war in Ukrain, and experienced the 200% yearly inflation of Argentina.

What is next?

The final report will be available publicly on CORDIS platform in next weeks, and outfalls of this project will appear here and there in the next months.

We are delighted to have hosted this project of 6 years. We are also happy to have finished it, as it is a pretty heavy load in term of administration. As a whole, our group within HiLASE Centre played the role of executive coordinator, an activity which took 20% on our creative scientific time. This well demonstrated our responsibility and our capacity to coordinate a complex international public funding from the Horizon programs, along with enriching our portfolio of simulation techniques thanks to the fruitful interactions enabled by the project.