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Computational Science & Engineering (CSE) Seminar

Speaker:  Prof. Xin (Cindy) Wang, MAE Department

Title:  "Introduction to density functional theory"

Date/Time:  Wednesday, August 14, 1:40-2:55 pm  (Talk will start at 1:45 pm)

Place:  Engineering 109



This talk will be a basic introduction to density functional theory, which is the most popular approximate quantum mechanical theory used in computational materials science. The talk is designed for a general audience who is not familiar with quantum mechanics. I will talk about the input variables and output results of density functional theory, give some intuition on why density functional theory works, and explain its relationship to the Schrodinger equation.


Speaker Bio:  

Xin (Cindy) Wang is an assistant professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. Cindy received her Ph.D. from Caltech in 2015, and her B.S. from MIT in 2009. Her research interests include real-space and linear-scaling methods in Kohn-Sham density functional theory (KS-DFT), numerical methods for eigen-solvers for large sparse matrices, and applications of KS-DFT to study defects in materials.


Coffee and cookies will be provided!!  No need to RSVP – just show up!

Wednesday, August 14 at 1:40pm to 2:55pm
This is a past event.

Engineering Building, 109 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO

Event Type

Lectures & Forums


Colleges & Schools, College of Engineering & Applied Science

Target Audience

Students, Faculty & Staff


Free for event, parking fees for campus

Event Contact

Michael Calvisi

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