[Pw_forum] Lunch Yesterday with Walter Kohn

Eyvaz Isaev eyvaz_isaev at yahoo.com
Sun Feb 6 21:11:53 CET 2011

Hello Paul,

It is great to know that Walter  is still active. My personal respect.
As we are aware,  LDA_U plus phonons (and may be electron-phonon, as well)  is 
mostly implemented and we just are waiting when Matteo C. releases it .

From: W2AGZ <w2agz at w2agz.com>
To: pw_forum at pwscf.org
Sent: Sun, February 6, 2011 8:16:36 AM
Subject: [Pw_forum] Lunch Yesterday with Walter Kohn

To All Within the PWscf Community:
Yesterday I was honored to be invited to have lunch with Walter Kohn, one of 
four in the company of Ted Geballe, Steve Kivelson and Mac Beasley of the 
Applied Physics Faculty of Stanford.  I believe the QE community would enjoy 
knowing that Walter, at age 88, is very active and engaged, especially in 
promoting wind and solar as the future energy scenario of the US (not one I 
totally agree with, BTW).  I first met Walter in the late 1970s when I was at 
IBM and collaborating with Doug Scalapino on Monte Carlo simulations of low 
dimensional fermion Hubbard-like models.
We did get a few minutes to discuss the future of DFT as well, and agree that 
our community would benefit greatly from the extension of LDA+U, particularly to 
electron-phonon interactions.  Nicola?  Mateo?  Eyvaz?

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