Electronic Structure Theory
The new theory group under the direction of Ali Alavi will be broadly concerned with the development of ab initio methods for treating correlated electronic systems, using Quantum Monte Carlo, quantum chemical and many-body methodologies. We will also be interested in applying ab initio methods (including density functional theory) to problems of interest in heterogeneous catalysis, surface chemistry, electrochemistry, and photochemistry. It is our long term aim to develop the highly accurate methodologies of Quantum Monte Carlo and quantum chemistry for application to such systems.
We welcome applications and enquiries for postdoctoral and postgraduate (PhD) positions from individuals with a strong grounding in theoretical (condensed matter) physics, theoretical chemistry, and further afield in computer science, and applied mathematics.
The group will begin its principal activities in the autumn of 2014.