'Conditional probability density functional theory'

Kieron Burke
University of California, Irvine (UCI)

During the pandemic, in collaboration with Steve White (UCI) and Robert Evans (U Bristol), we
developed a new approach to electronic structure calculations. It is more expensive than
traditional DFT, but also resolves some long-standing problems for DFT, including ground-state
strong correlation and high-temperature warm dense matter simulations. It would be wonderful if
someone could run CPDFT calculations for more complex systems than the models we tested it on.
Conditional probability density functional theory Ryan Pederson, Jielun Chen, Steven R. White, Kieron Burke, (2022). arXiv:2203.09647
Correlation energy of the uniform gas determined by ground state conditional probability density functional theory
Dennis Perchak, Ryan J. McCarty and Kieron Burke, Phys. Rev. B 105, 165143 (2022).
Bypassing the Energy Functional in Density Functional Theory: Direct Calculation of Electronic Energies from Conditional Probability Densities
Ryan J. McCarty, Dennis Perchak, Ryan Pederson, Robert Evans, Yiheng Qiu, Steven R. White, and Kieron Burke Phys. Rev. Lett. 125, 266401 (2020)

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