A personal perspective on density functional theory: its origin, rise to prominence and future (Mar. 2, 2023)

  • Published: 2023-02-21

Time: 10:00 am, Mar. 2 (Thu.), 2023

Location: N301, Teaching Building, UCAS Zhon-Guan-Cun Campus


Speaker: Zheng LIU (Tsinghua University)



Density functional theory (DFT) is widely known as an electronic band calculation tool. For strong-correlated many-body systems, could this methodology still be useful? This talk attempts to share a personal perspective based on my research experience in the past years. I will review Walter Kohn’s original thoughts of DFT, and discuss how these ideas are still vivid on the new horizon of theoretical physics.