Many-Body Methods in Quantum Chemistry

Scuola Normale Superiore
LEVEL
PhD
TYPE
Course
MODES
-
LANGUAGE
-
ECTS
75
PERIOD
01/11/2021 to 31/05/2022

Course Description

The course will focus on many body methods for molecular systems, with specific applications to the calculation of molecular properties. The following aspects will be discussed: 1. Second quantization (SQ) formalisme. 2. Hartree-Fock method. 3. Configuration interaction methods 4. Perturbation theory 5. Coupled cluster methods 6. Coupled cluster perturbation theory 7. Equation of motion coupled cluster methods 8. Coupled cluster response theory. The teaching will be composed of lectures and exercises. An intensive week of project work will be arranged at the end of the course. The course is evaluated based on the activity in the intensive week and an oral exam.

Subject area

Chemistry Materials

Educational-info

Competences

The students should obtain a high level understanding of the second quantization formalisme for formulating electronic structure methods. This will provide them with the nessesary tools for developing new models and reading the quantum chemistry literature.

Prerequisites

Undergraduate students with basic knowledge of quantum mechanics and molecular orbital theory.

Duration

42 h - 14 weeks

ECTS

75

Validation mode

Oral Examination

Organizer

Partner

Scuola Normale Superiore

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