Inorganic Chemistry Seminar: Dr. Laura Gagliardi, University of Minnesota

February 12, 2019 - 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Dr. Laura Gagliardi


Carol Lynch Lecture Hall

Chemistry Complex

"Electronically Excited States and Transition-Metal Containing Systems are a Challenge for Modern Quantum Chemistry”



I will report our latest developments of multireference methods with special focus on multiconfiguration pair-density functional theory (MC-PDFT) [1] and its application to understanding the properties and reactivity of electronically excited states [2] and transition metal-containing systems.[3] MC-PDFT combines mutireference wave functions and density functional theory methods to treat strongly correlated systems. I will illustrate examples of multireference systems, including supported hetero-bimetallic clusters and their properties as catalysts [4] and describe the challenges in modeling them.



Host Tomson


Department of Chemistry

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