Walter Kohn


Born March 9th, 1923 in Vienna, Austria.

Professor of Physics, Emeritus and Research Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA.
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National Medal of Science (1988); Member International Academy Quantum Molecular Sciences (1991); Feenberg Medal, Many Body Physics (1991); The Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1998).

Author of:

202 publications (1945-1998).

Important Contributions:

Density functional theory; Motion of electrons in periodic lattices; Variational methods for scattering processes; Geometrical electron-phonon effects.

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