and welcome to the webpage of Michael F. Herbst.
Currently I am a postdoctoral fellow at the MATHERIALS team of the CERMICS laboratory and Inria Paris. Additionally I am affiliated to Sorbonne Université.
- My Blog: Updates about my research activities and other stuff
- Research activities by topic
- List of publications
- Curriculum vitae
My research and my projects
My research revolves around developing and implementing algorithms for the quantum-chemical modelling of atoms, molecules and solids.
I investigate, for example, how unusual basis functions (like exponentially decaying Coulomb-Sturmians) could be employed when solving the fundamental equations of quantum chemistry. Related to this it is my aim to design quantum-chemical software in a way that it is modular and enables experimentation on all levels. Read more ...
My teaching activities
Since the beginning of my PhD I have been involved with tutoring in introductory classes for chemistry or computer science students and offered a couple of short courses about scripting and programming. Furthermore I regularly help organising a summer school for year 12 pupils, in which we e.g. offered a course about basic quantum chemistry. Teaching overview ...