Date: 13 November 2023 to 17 November 2023
Location: Lingby (DK)

The new TranSIESTA school: Tools for electron transport!

Topics covered during the school (may be subject to changes):

  • Usage of TranSIESTA/TBtrans and sisl.
  • Correlated systems and the mean field Hubbard model.
  • Inelastic transport.
  • Single contacts by removal of periodic images.
  • Modelling of extremely large systems with DFT precision.


It will cost ~200 EUR (1.500 DKK) to participate, paid in advance. This will cover lunches, coffee breaks and the conference dinner. One can sign up here.

Course material

The schools material is based on this repository.

Previous schools have lectures hosted here.

Tentative program

Monday 13th November
12:00-13:00 Registration + lunch (bring your own lunch!)
13:00-15:00 Theory 1: Non-equilibrium Green function theory
15:00-15:30 Coffee and cake
15:30-17:00 Tutorial 1: Tight-binding and TBtrans
Tuesday 14th November
09:00-09:45 Shotgun presentations 1 min per participant (1 or 2 slides MAX)
09:45-10:00 Break
10:00-12:00 Theory 2: Non-equilibrium Green function theory
12:00-13:00 Lunch (sanchwich covered by fee)
13:00-15:00 Tutorial 2: Tight-binding and TBtrans
15:00-15:30 Break
15:30-17:00 Tutorial 3: Tight-binding and TBtrans N-electrode
18:00 Conference dinner (likely in Lyngby, covered by fee)
Wednesday 15th November
09:00-09:30 Theory 3: NEGF for N-electrode calculations
09:00-10:00 Tutorial 4: TranSIESTA calculations for N-electrodes
10:00-10:30 Break
10:30-12:00 Tutorial 4: Continuing tutorials
12:00-13:00 Lunch (sanchwich covered by fee)
13:00-15:00 Theory 4: Thomas Frederiksen (DiPC, Spain)/Sofia Sanz (DTU)
15:00-15:30 Break
15:30-17:00 Tutorial 5: Hubbard
Thursday 16th November
09:00-10:00 Tutorial 6: DFT -> TB -> Large scale tight-binding (Gaetano Calogero, CNR-IMM, Italy)
10:00-10:30 Break
10:30-12:00 Tutorial 6: Continuation
12:00-13:00 Lunch (sandwich covered by fee)
13:00-15:00 Tutorial 7: Bilayer graphene + NPG (Xabier de Cerio, DiPC, Spain)
15:00-15:30 Break
15:30-17:00 Tutorial 7: Continuation
Friday 17th November
09:00-10:00 Tutorial 8: Real space self-energies
10:00-10:30 Break
10:30-12:00 Comments, remarks and wrap-up: Recap important points of calculation setups
12:00 Thank you and goodbye


Please sign up here. The cost of ~200 EUR is to be paid upon registration.

Preparation training

Students may join the SIESTA school before this for better understanding and a greater in-depth knowlegde of the SIESTA method, see here for details.


If questions arise, please do not hesitate to bring them up on the sisl Discord channel. We encourage users to stay around the community at that channel.