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Mini symposium: Beyond density functional theory for predictive excitations

2 December @ 3:00 pm 5:00 pm

A description of the electronic excitations in materials and molecules is central to understanding the key optical, transport and reactive properties. While density functional theory often describes ground state energetics to reasonable accuracy, it will often more qualitatively fail in its description of these excitations, and therefore methodological development which can go beyond DFT is of central importance for a theorists toolkit. In this mini-symposium, we will hear from three researchers at the cutting edge of this field, developing approaches for ‘Beyond density functional theory for predictive excitaitons’: Neepa Maitra (Rutgers University), Marc Dvorak (Aalto University), Fillipp Furche (UC Irvine).

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