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I mainly work with models and effective theories, that provide accurate predictions for various phenomena in solid state physics. Problems involving interactions are notoriously difficult to handle in quantum mechanics - numerically as well as analytically - however, accurate results can often be obtained within mean field theory or perturbation theory. In particular, I am using density functional theory and its extensions, which are implementet in the software package  GPAW, to which I am an active developer

I am particularly interested in

  • New functionals for total energy calculations
  • Excitons and screening in two-dimensional materials
  • Spin-orbit coupling
  • Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interactions and chiral magnetism
  • Chern-Simons coupling and topological insulators

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Education/Academic qualification

Master in Physics, University of Copenhagen


PhD., Technical University of Denmark

External positions

Post DOc, Universidad del Pais Vasco

1 Jan 201431 Dec 2014


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