Walter Kohn

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Presenter: Walter Kohn

Published: March 2009

Age: 18-22 and upwards

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Walter Kohn is a condensed matter theorist who has made seminal contributions to the understanding of the electronic structure of materials. He played the leading role in the development of density functional theory, which has revolutionized scientists’ approach to the electronic structure of atoms, molecules and solid materials in physics, chemistry and materials science. He received the Nobel prize for chemistry for this work in 1998.

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