In January 2023, Dr. Zhenglu Li, a former member of Louie’s group, started his research group at Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Southern California.
Professor Steven G. Louie has been elected a Foreign Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Professor Louie shares this honor with Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek of MIT, who is the only other foreign academician elected in Physics. The election occurs every two years, and Professor Louie is one of 25 foreign academicians to be elected this cycle. Congratulations!
We are happy to announce the release of the 3.0 version of the BerkeleyGW software package for excited states, using the GW method and the GW plus Bethe-Salpeter equation (GW-BSE) method to solve, respectively, for quasiparticle excitations and optical properties of materials. BerkeleyGW is a general code based on quantum many-body perturbation theory that is applicable to a large variety of materials from bulk crystals to molecules and 2D/1D materials, and is applicable to insulating, metallic, and semi-metallic systems.
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.“