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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.

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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 ...