Nicholas C. Handy
Born June 17, 1941 in Wiltshire, UK.
Emeritus Professor of Quantum Chemistry, University of Cambridge, UK.
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Fellow of the Royal Society, London (1990). Schrödinger Medal of WATOC (1997).
Doctorate honoris causa, Université Marne-la-Vallée, France (2000), Leverhulme Medal of Royal Society (2002).
375 scientific papers published in journals of physical and theoretical chemistry.
Development of methods in quantum chemistry and theoretical spectroscopy. Specific contributions to the understanding of
: the Transcorrelated method, the Long Range behaviour of Hartree–Fock orbitals; Semiclassical methods for vibrational energies;
the variational method for rovibrational wavefunctions (in normal and internal coordinates);
Full Configuration Interaction with determinants (benchmark studies); convergence of the Møller–Plesset series;
the Reaction Path Hamiltonian; Anharmonic spectroscopic and thermodynamic properties using higher derivative methods;
Brueckner-doubles theory; Open shell Møller–Plesset theory; frequency-dependent properties. Density Functional Theory :
quadrature, new functionals (HCTH, OPTX) and molecular properties.
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