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