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EP/J011908/1 - Enabling next generation quantum chemistry

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Professor PJ Knowles EP/J011908/1 - Enabling next generation quantum chemistry

Principal Investigator - Chemistry, Cardiff University

Other Investigators

Dr C Skylaris, Co InvestigatorDr C Skylaris

Scheme

Standard Research

Research Areas

Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure

Start Date

11/2011

End Date

08/2012

Value

£25,000

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Summary and Description of the grant

This proposal addresses the need for advances to be made in the first-principles computation of electronic structure in order for progress to be possible on several of the chemical grand challenges. At present, some problems are completely inaccessible; these include:
. First-principles force field generation for biomolecules using the best electronic wavefunction methodology.
. Catalysis on the surface of entire 1000-atom metallic nanoparticles photoactive biology beyond time-dependent density functional theory.
. Predictive spectroscopy of solvated systems and chemical reactions in solution.

Traditionally, quantum chemistry codes are extremely complex, and require many man-years for development and subsequent maintenance. Over the years, these software systems have been developed in an ad-hoc way, driven by the need to express new science quickly, and often without abstraction of key generic components for single optimal implementation. Unfortunately, this presents barriers for progress. New HPC systems are difficult to exploit when data and task management are not abstracted. Implementation of new theories and new algorithms is held back by present code complexity. Furthermore, the multiple output models of different codes hinder post- and pre-processing; a single agreed extensible model would be better.

This proposal is an application for preliminary travel funding in order to maintain and strengthen the links between the UK and US researchers for this project that were established in the joint EPSRC-NSF workshop that was held in June 13-15 in Oxford.

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Grant Event Details:
Name: Enabling next generation quantum chemistry - EP/J011908/1
Start Date: 2011-11-08T00:00:00+00:00
End Date: 2012-08-07T00:00:00+00:00

Organization: Cardiff University

Description: This proposal addresses the need for advances to be made in the first-principles computation of electronic structure in order for progress to be possible on several of the chemical grand challenges. At present, some problems are completely inaccessible; th ...