Dr. Zhenglu Li receives 2021 APS Nicholas Metropolis Award for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Work in Computational Physics:
“For the development and highly-scalable implementation of novel first-principles GW perturbation theory methods to compute electron-phonon coupling with many-electron correlation effects included, and its applications to phonon-induced phenomena in oxide superconductors.“
The paper Phys. Rev. B 34, 5390 (1986) by Mark S. Hybertsen and Steven G. Louie on ab initio GW approach has been selected by Physical Review B as one of its Milestone collection of papers in celebration of its 50th anniversary. Congratulations!
Physical Review B is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2020. The journal has excelled in front-edge coverage of condensed matter and materials physics research. As part of the celebration, in 2020 the editors are presenting a Milestone collection of papers that have made lasting contributions to condensed matter physics. The Hybertsen-Louie paper is selected for:
“The present PRB Milestone gives a full exposition of the methodology for an original first-principles approach to electronic excitation energies, incorporating the GW approximation directly into solid-state electronic structure theory and demonstrating its advantages for semiconductors and insulators.
Since 1986, the GW approximation has been successfully implemented for the computation of electronic excitation energies in a broad array of materials, including bulk solids, surfaces, and nanostructures such as carbon nanotubes. Many-body perturbation theory has become a mainstream approach in the electronic structure community. The large-scale efforts that have been invested into the development, improvement, and implementation of the GW method have transformed it into the state-of-the-art approach for the accurate description of excitations in weakly correlated molecular systems and solids.”
Prof. Steven G. Louie receives the 2020 Benjamin Lee Professorship Award of the Asian-Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics (APCTP). Congratulations!
Benjamin Lee distinguished professorship is created in honor of Korea’s foremost theoretical physicist, late Benjamin Lee, who had a distinguished career in particle physics theory. The Visiting Professorship is intended to invite a theoretical physicist of international prominence to stay at the APCTP and Korea, and provide opportunities for the domestic scientists and graduate students to interact with a world-caliber theoretical physicist in their fields of study. (Prof. Louie’s visit is delayed due to COVID-19 pandemic.)