kwant/nextnano Workshop


Friday, 2022-May-06, 9:00-17:00


gate Garchinger Technologie- und Gründerzentrum
Meeting room A
Lichtenbergstr. 8
85748 Garching b. München

For travel information, see UltraFastNano Meeting web site.


Participation is free of charge.

For registration and further questions, please send an email to

Please bring your laptop with you for the hands-on workshop.


9-12 kwant software workshop with Xavier Waintal, Christoph Groth, Thomas Kloss & Christoph Kastl

  • 9:00 Introduction to numerical quantum transport (Xavier Waintal, CEA)
  • 10:00 Kwant for teaching: Illustrating quantum transport in topological materials, e.g. Spin Hall Effect (Christoph Kastl, Walter Schottky Institute)
  • Coffee break
  • 10:30 Introduction to Kwant through practical examples (Christoph Groth, CEA)
  • 11:30 Introduction to time-dependent TKwant (Thomas Kloss, Institute Néel/CEA)

12:15-13 Lunch at gate kitchen (meal, salad + dessert)

13-17 nextnano software workshop with Stefan Birner and nextnano Team members

  • Stefan Birner: Talk « Introduction: Equations and examples »
  • Stefan Birner: Software demo with examples
  • Heorhii Yehiazarian: Introduction into nextnanopy with some examples
  • Hands-on workshop

kwant software

Quantum transport simulations made easy

Kwant is a free (open source), powerful, and easy to use Python package for numerical calculations on tight-binding models with a strong focus on quantum transport.

nextnano software

nextnano is a software for the simulation of electronic and optoelectronic semiconductor nanodevices.

It calculates the quantum mechanical properties of nanostructures consisting of an arbitrary combination of geometries and materials.

Applications include nanotransistors, LEDs, laser diodes, quantum dots, nanowires, quantum cascade lasers, HEMTs, photodetectors and solar cells.

Preparation for the workshop

kwant (Python package)

nextnanopy (Python package)

nextnano software

  • You can download the latest version of nextnano from
  • We recommend installing the free software gnuplot for the workshop for post-processing of plots.

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