Zhenglu Li receives 2021 APS Nicholas Metropolis Award for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Work in Computational Physics

Dr. Zhenglu Li receives 2021 APS Nicholas Metropolis Award for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Work in Computational Physics:

β€œFor 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.β€œ

Congratulations!

For more information, please refer to the Award link: https://www.aps.org/programs/honors/prizes/prizerecipient.cfm?last_nm=Li&first_nm=Zhenglu&year=2021

Hybertsen-Louie ab initio GW paper is selected as one of its Milestone collection of papers by Physical Review B in celebration of its 50th anniversary

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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.”

For more information, please refer to the announcement website: https://journals.aps.org/prb/50th

Prof. Steven G. Louie receives the 2020 Benjamin Lee Professorship Award of the Asian-Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics (APCTP)

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.)

For more information, please refer to the Benjamin Lee Distinguished Professorship Award website: https://www.apctp.org/sub02/index84.php?mcode=84