Kieron Burke

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Kieron Burke is a professor in both the chemistry and physics departments at the University of California, Irvine. His research is focused on developing all aspects of density-functional theory: formalism, extensions to new areas, new approximations, and simplifications. His work is heavily used in materials science and chemistry, to describe magnetic materials, molecular electronics, matter under extreme conditions (such as planetary interiors or fusion reactors), and much more. He is a Chancellor's Professor of UCI, and a fellow of the American Physical Society.

Physical Chemistry

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