#### Density functional theory in electronic structure calculations

- Event time: 11:30am
- Event date: 26th November 2014
- Speaker: Dr Andreas Hermann (School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Edinburgh)
- Location: Room 2511, James Clerk Maxwell Building (JCMB) James Clerk Maxwell Building Peter Guthrie Tait Road Edinburgh EH9 3FD GB

### Event details

Density functional theory is the workhorse for electronic structure calculations, both for molecular and extended systems. In this talk I will give a brief overview over the many-electron problem, how ideas emerged to solve it using energy densities, and how the field was put onto a solid theoretical footing by Hohenberg, Kohn, and Sham. If time permits, I will present Kato?s theorem on density derivative singularities in Coulombic systems.

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