The Junior Research Group “Electronic structure and magnetism” was established in December 2017 to investigate the electronic and magnetic properties of materials. The core of our activity is the development of computational methods for solid-state and many-body physics. Our tools of choice include density-functional theory (DFT), dynamical mean-field theory (DMFT) and their combination (DFT+DMFT). These techniques are then used to model various types of spectroscopies, as e.g. angular- and spin-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (PES), X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) and X-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD). We use our own tools, as well as others, to study a number of materials, generally involving magnetism and/or strong electronic correlations. Systems attracting our interest include itinerant ferromagnets, transition metal oxides, rare-earth compounds and novel 2-dimensional materials. Understanding these systems is a crucial part of our future technological development, and we believe that first-principles modeling can provide an indispensable help to address this challenge. If you have questions or are interested in a research project in our group, send an email to the JRG leader, using the contact information accessible via the Menu on the left.