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Stefano Pittalis

CNR Researcher

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I-41125 Modena,

Research interests

Quantum many-body problems in physics, chemistry, and materials science.

(Time-dependent) density-functional theory and generalizations.

Development and application of computational methods for the simulation of equilibrium and non-equilibrium properties at the nanoscale.

Biographical sketch

(2013 - present time) Researcher

(2011 - 2013) Post-doc
University of California - Department of Chemistry,
Irvine, CA, U.S.A.
Advisor: Prof. K. Burke.

(2009 - 2011) Post-doc
University of Missouri - Department of Physics and Astronomy,
Columbia, MO, U.S.A.
Advisor: Prof. G. Vignale.

(2008 - 2009) Post-doc
Free University Berlin - Department of Theoretical Physics,
Berlin, Germany.
Advisor: Prof. E.K.U. Gross.

(2008) Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics
Free University Berlin - Department of Theoretical Physics,
Berlin, Germany.
Supervisor: Prof. E.K.U. Gross.

Selected publications

T. Gould and S.P., "Hartree and Exchange in Ensemble Density Functional Theory: Avoiding the Nonuniqueness Disaster",
Phys. Rev. Lett. 119 , 243001 (2017)

S.P., G. Vignale, and F.G. Eich, "U(1) X SU(2) gauge invariance made simple for density functional approximations",
Phys. Rev. B 96, 035141 (2017)

K. Burke, A. Cancio, T. Gould, and S.P., "Locality of correlation in density functional theory", J. Chem. Phys. 145, 054112 (2016)

S.P., F. Troiani, C.A. Rozzi, and G. Vignale, "Ab-initio theory of spin-entanglement in atoms and molecules", Phys. Rev. B 91, 075109 (2015)

S.P., A. Delgado, J. Robin, L. Freimuth, J. Christoffers, C. Lienau, and C.A. Rozzi, "Charge separation dynamics and opto-electronic properties of a diaminoterephthalate-C60 dyad", Adv. Funct. Mater. doi: 10.1002/adfm.201402316 (2014)

F.G. Eich, S.P., and G. Vignale, "Transverse and longitudinal gradients of the spin magnetization in spin-density-functional theory",
Phys. Rev. B 88, 245102 (2013)

E. Räsänen, C.A. Rozzi, S.P., and G. Vignale, "Electron-Electron Interactions in Artificial Graphene", Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 246803 (2012)

A. Sanna, S.P., J.K. Dewhurst, M. Monni, S. Sharma, G. Ummarino, S. Massidda, and E.K.U. Gross, "Phononic self-energy effects and superconductivity in CaC6", Phys. Rev. B 85, 184514 (2012)

S.P., G. Vignale, and I.V. Tokatly, "Quantum continuum mechanics in a strong magnetic field", Phys. Rev. B 84, 245118 (2011)

S.P., C.R. Proetto, A. Floris, A. Sanna, C. Bersier, K. Burke, and E.K.U. Gross, "Exact Conditions in Finite-Temperature Density-Functional Theory", Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 163001 (2011)

E. Räsänen, S.P., K. Capelle, and C.R. Proetto,"Lower Bounds on the Exchange-Correlation Energy in Reduced Dimensions",
Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 206406 (2009)

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