Theory and Simulation of Materials
The behaviour of electrons and ions in matter, from atoms to molecules and solids, is governed by the equations of quantum mechanics. Solving these equations allows to predict and design the properties of materials, and thus to inspire novel devices and technologies. Still, the solution of these equations provides a formidable task. At FIM we use and develop cuttingedge theoretical methods to tackle these problems, both with analytical tools and computational approaches that capitalize on the modern capabilities of highperformance and highthroughput computing, as well as data analytics. These methods are applied over a wide range of frontier technologies and exotic materials.
The activities at FIM are focused on:

Methods for computation and datadriven materials discovery
Classical and Quantum Multiscale Simulations
Theory of ground and excited states: Computational spectroscopy
Highperformance and highthroughput computing 
Materials for frontier technologies
Battery and energy materials
Chalcogenides for memory devices and neuromorphic applications
Nanostructures for optoelectronic applications
Solidstate devices for quantum technologies 
Lowdimensional materials and emergent phenomena
Topological and excitonic insulators
Twodimensional materials and van der Waals heterostructures
Nanotubes and nanoribbons
Surface and interface phenomena
Faculty
Rossella Brunetti, Mauro Ferrario, Anna Franchini, CarloJacoboni, Marco Gibertini, Rita Magri, Elisa Molinari, Alice Ruini
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