Prof. James Chelikowsky, a Senior Principal Investigator of C2SEPEM, has received the 2022 Foresight Institute Feynman Prize for Theory, for his pioneering works in Nano Theory.
“Professor James Chelikowsky has pioneered the use of computational approaches to understand and predict the properties of materials at the nanoscale. He was the first to exploit highly parallel computational platforms to solve for the electronic structure of dimensionally confined systems. His work has led to an understanding of the role of quantum confinement for a variety of properties such as diffusion of impurities in nanowires, the emergence of magnetism in iron clusters, and the self-purification of defects in nanocrystals. Recently, he developed algorithms for solving the electronic structure problem for large and complex systems, including those containing over 200,000 atoms. His work in quantum theory, coupled to recent experimental advances in atomic force microscopy, has notably advanced Feynman’s goal of visualizing and manipulating atoms in molecules and nanostructures.”
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