It will take place on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 3 pm (CET).
Ab initio accuracy for phase diagrams from machine learned force fields
About the speaker
Professor Georg Kresse received his doctoral degree from the Vienna University of Technology in 1993. After his habilitation at the Vienna University of Technology in 2001, he was offered a full professorship by both the University of Oxford and the University of Vienna in 2006. In 2007 he accepted the chair for Computational Quantum Mechanics in Vienna. Since 2011 Kresse is a full member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and since 2012 of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Sciences. He is the recipient of several awards, including the 2003 "START Grant" of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), the "Hellmann Preis" of the Internationale Working group for Theoretical Chemistry, and the Kardinal-Innitzer-Preis in 2016.
His main research interests are Theoretical Solid State Physics, Surface Sciences and Computational Materials Physics. His work on ab initio density functional theory has shaped the application of density functional theory in materials sciences worldwide. Georg Kresse is the main author and developer of the computer program "VASP" (Vienna ab initio simulation package), which is the most widely used program for quantum mechanical simulations of solids and their surfaces. The three publications on the algorithms implemented in VASP have been cited between 40.000 and 65.000 times each and belong to the 100 most cited research articles ever published.
His current work focuses on the precise description of electron interactions in solids and real materials and encompasses modern perturbative many-body theory, quantum Monte Carlo methods, and machine learning. Georg Kresse is the author of more than 400 research articles. With a Web of Sciences h-index of over 105 he is among the most cited physicists worldwide.
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