Group leader: Prof. Dr. Angel Rubio
- Dr. Heiko Appel
- Florian Buchholz
- Tanja Dimitrov
- Johannes Flick
- Norah Hoffmann
- René Jestädt
- Uliana Mordovina
- Teresa Reinhard
- Christian Schäfer
Mission and Research Topics
The activity of the Group is focused on the field of theory and modeling of the electronic response of solids, surfaces, nanostructures and biomolecules to external electromagnetic fields. Research activities spans six main lines:
- Fundamental aspects of Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory and Many-Body Perturbation Theory (in connection with the Many Body Electronic Structure Theory group)
- Theoretical Spectroscopy: developing novel theoretical tools and computational codes to investigate photoemission, time-resolved, optical and magnetic spectroscopies, optics, EELS, (N)EXAFS, Raman, IR, etc.
- Nanostructures and biomolecules; in particular nanotubes, nanowires, clusters and biochromophores. QM/MM approaches. (integrated with the group Physics of Biomolecules)
- Hybrid materials: e.g. photovoltaic applications
- Molecular electronics; addressing time-dependent as well as stationary phenomena, non equilibrium and electron and electron-phonon correlation effects.
- Code development (on of the main developers of the TDDFT code octopus among others)
- Dr. Guillem Albareda, Departament de Química Física and Institut de Química Teòrica i Computacional, Universitat de Barcelona
- Fabio Caruso, Department of Materials, University of Oxford
- Dr. Ermin Malic, TU Berlin
- Profs. S.G. Louie and Marvin L. Cohen, Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
- Dr. Ignacio Franco, Fritz Haber Institute Berlin, Germany
- Prof. E.K.U. Gross, Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Halle, Germany
- Dr. Miguel Marques, CNRS, University of Lyon, France
- Dr. Andrea Marini, Condensed Matter Theory Group University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy
- Prof. Elisa Molinari, Natl. Center S3 INFM-CNR c/o Dipartimento di Fisica, Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
- Dr. Lucia Reining, Laboratoire des Solides Irradiés CNRS - CEA - Ecole Polytechnique, France
- Dr. Xinguo Ren, Hefei University of Technology/P.R. China
- Dr. Patrick Rinke, Fritz Haber Institute Berlin, Germany
- Dr. Kristian Sommer Thygesen, Group leader of the "Molecular Electronics" subgroup, Center for Atomic-scale Materials Design (CAMD), Denmark
- Dr. Ludger Wirtz, Institute for Electronics, Microelectronics, and Nanotechnology, France
- Prof. Robert van Leeuwen, Department of Physics, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
- Prof. Hrvoje Petek Petersen, Institute of NanoScience and Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, USA
- Prof. Martin Wolf, Fritz Haber Institute Berlin, Germany.
- Prof. P.M. Ajayan, Nanomaterials Laboratory at Rice University, USA.
- Dr. Vojislav Krstic, Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices (CRANN) and School of Physics Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
- Prof. Enrique Ortega, Departamento de Física Aplicada I, Universidad del País Vasco, Spain.
- Prof. Thomas Pichler, University of Vienna, Austria
- Prof. Steen Brøndsted Nielsen, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Aarhus, Denmark.
- Prof. José Luis Toca, CIC biomaGUNE, Spain
- Nano-bio Spectroscopy Group UPV/EHU, CSIC
- European Theoretical Spectroscopy Facility
- BIFI: Institute for Biocomputation and Physics of Complex Systems Zaragoza, Spain
- Center for Computational Physics (CFC) Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal.
- ESF Research Networking Program- INTELBIOMAT ("Interdisciplinary Approaches to Functional Electronic and Biological Materials") (2008-)
- Marie Curie Series of Events program: Psi-k Training in Computational Nanoscience (2007-)
- Host group for the HPC++ Europe