Storage for theoretical physics environment at LiU
Title: Storage for theoretical physics environment at LiU
SNIC Project: SNIC 2022/6-10
Project Type: SNIC Medium Storage
Principal Investigator: Rickard Armiento <>
Affiliation: Linköpings universitet
Duration: 2022-02-28 – 2023-03-01
Classification: 10304 20599


This request is for continued storage for the theoretical physics environment at LiU, which continues our previous allocations (SNIC 2021/6-201, SNIC 2020/6-95, SNIC 2019/35-64, SNIC 2014/5-59) for NSC center storage under "/proj/theophys". However, in contrast to previous applications, we now ask to also receive storage to the PDC Klemming file system. We request this project to start as soon as possible in Feb 2022 to replace our ongoing SNIC 2021/6-201, since we need access to project storage for use with PDC systems Beskov and Dardel as soon as possible. (See technical details for more on this). The allocation will serve at least the active/approved compute projects SNIC 2021/1-10 (2021-07-01 - 2022-07-01; continuation of LiU-2020/1-33), SNIC 2021/3-3 (2022-01-01 - 2023-01-01; continuation of SNIC 2020/3-7), and LiU-2019-26 (2019-06-25 - 2022-07-01). For more scientific details of what projects the storage will be used for, please refer to those proposals. The environment of the Theoretical Physics Division at the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (IFM), Linköping University includes all our Ph.D. students, senior members, and some collaborators, which makes around 50 researchers pursuing computation in connection to various SNIC grants connected to this division. We have consistently over many years produced high-quality scientific publications citing SNIC resources, including Nature Materials, Nature Communications, and Physical Review Letters. Our grants pertain to a wide range of research in materials science, materials design, functional materials, etc. We employ a wide range of methods, e.g., electronic structure simulations, molecular dynamics, Monte Carlo simulations, phonon calculations, etc. The Theoretical Physics division leader, Igor Abrikosov, is well recognized in Sweden and internationally. He has more than 300 papers with more than 12000 citations and h-index 58. In 2007, he was awarded Göran Gustafsson Prize in Physics, perhaps the most prestigious national scientific prize in Sweden. In 2016 Igor Abrikosov was elected as a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (KVA, class Physics).