# Departments

*d*orbitals on the metal centers induce strong correlation effects which must be treated on the same footing as electron hopping between the centers. A further system of general interest is the uniform electron gas, where our techniques are being deployed to compute highly accurate correlation energies. A more recent direction is in the development of time-dependent methods, i.e. time-propagation of correlated electronic systems using a stochastic propagation technique, inspired by the ground-state FCIQMC method. This allows us to compute spectral functions along the real-frequency axis, and excitation energies, at a high level of correlation.

*d*-bands, which give rise to strong electron correlations, in combination with the rich chemistry of such materials provides excellent opportunities for new discoveries. The goal of this research will be to hunt for new materials exhibiting exotic electronic states of matter, showing phenomena such as superconductivity or high thermoelectricity, and to explore them with advanced measurement techniques to unveil the physical mechanisms that could be drivers of potentially highly desirable functionality. more