Rigorous results in electronic structure calculations

Electronic structure calculations, in particular the computation of the ground state energy, lead to challenging problems in optimization. These problems are of enormous importance in quantum chemistry for calculations of properties of solids and molecules. Minimization methods for computing the ground state energy can be developed by employing a variational approach, where the second-order reduced … Read more

Large-scale semidefinite programs in electronic structure calculation

Employing the variational approach having the two-body reduced density matrix (RDM) as variables to compute the ground state energies of atomic-molecular systems has been a long time dream in electronic structure theory in chemical physics/physical chemistry. Realization of the RDM approach has benefited greatly from recent developments in semidefinite programming (SDP). We present the actual … Read more