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Prof. Dr. Eberhard K. U. Gross
Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics
Weinberg 2, 06120 Halle (Saale)
Germany

Homepage: http://www2.mpi-halle.mpg.de/theory_department/welcome
Googlescholar: https://sites.google.com/site/ekugross/

Scientific Curriculum
Since 2009 Director at the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Halle
2001-2009 Professor of Theoretical Physics at the Free University Berlin.
1990-2001 Fiebiger Professor at University of Würzburg.
1986-1990 Heisenberg Fellow at University of California, Santa Barbara.
1986 Habilitation and venia legendi, J.W. Goethe University Frankfurt.
1984-1986 Postdoctoral physicist at University of California, Santa Barbara (with Walter Kohn)
1980-1984 Research assistant at J.W. Goethe University Frankfurt.
1980 Dr. phil. nat., J.W. Goethe University Frankfurt, Physics Department.
Honors and Awards
  • Berni Alder CECAM Prize, Lausanne, 2016.
  • Tsungming Tu Prize (Taiwan Ministery of Science and Technology), Taipei, 2016.
  • Senior CMOA Medal for outstanding scientific achievements, 2015.
  • Visiting Research Professorship at University of Hong Kong, 2013.
  • Elected Max Planck Fellow at the Fritz-Haber-Institut Berlin, 2005-2009.
  • Schlumberger Award with medal, Cambridge, UK, 2004.
  • Visiting Fellow, Trinity College, Cambridge, UK, 2003-2004.
  • Benjamin Meaker Professorship, University of Bristol, UK, 2000.
  • International Research Fellow of the Australian Research Council, 1994-1995.
  • Heisenberg Fellowship (a highly prestigious young-researcher fellowship of the German Science foundation that allows the recipient to spend up to 5 years at any scientific institution worldwide), 1986-1990.
  • NATO Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1984-1985.
  • Study Fellowship and PhD Fellowship of the “Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes”.(Federal German foundation for the support of outstanding students), 1973-1979.
  • First Prize in the Federal German Mathematics Competition, 1971.
Activities within the Scientific Community (from 2000 onwards)
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of CECAM (Centre Eurepéen du Calcul Atomique et Moléculaire), Lausanne.
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of NORDITA, Stockholm.
  • German representative (2003-2009) in the Council of CECAM (Centre Eurepéen du Calcul Atomique et Moléculaire); president of CECAM Council 2004-2008.
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Fritz Haber (Minerva) Research Center, Jerusalem.
  • Editorial Board member of the Kluwer series “Progress in Theoretical Chemistry and Physics”.
  • Steering Committee member of the ESF program “Interdisciplinary Approaches to Functional Electronic and Biological Materials” (INTELBIOMAT).
  • Steering Committee member of the ESF program “Electronic Structure Calculations for Elucidating the Complex Atomistic Behavior of Solids and Surfaces” (STRUC-Ψk).
  • Organizer of more than 25 International Workshops and Schools.
  • Node coordinator in the EU FP7 Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, materials and new Production Technologies Collaborative Project "CRONOS: The dynamics and control in nanostructures for magnetic recording and energy applications", 2012-2015..
  • Node coordinator in the EU Infrastructure Initiative: ETSF-I3 (and member of governing board), 2008-2011.
  • Node coordinator in the EU Network of Excellence “NANOQUANTA: Nanoscale Quantum Simulations for Nanostructures and Advanced Materials” (and member of governing board), 2004-2008.
  • Node coordinator in the EU Research Infrastructures Action “LIGHTNET”, a theory consortium associated with synchrotron-related research, 2006-2010.
  • Node leader (and coordinator of all theory projects) in the EU Research and Training Network “EXC!TiNG: First-Principles Approach to the Calculation of Optical Properties of Solids”, 2002-2006.
  • Node leader (and coordinator of all superconductivity projects) in the EU TMR Network “Ψk: Ab initio calculation of complex processes in materials”, 1998-2003.
  • Project leader in the DFG Priority Program SPP 1145 “Modern and Universal First-Principles Methods for Many-Electron Systems in Chemistry and Physics” (and co-initiator of the whole program), 2003-2009.
  • Project leader in the DFG Collaborative Research Center SFB 410 “II-VI Semiconductors, Growth Mechanisms, Low-Dimenstional Structures and Interfaces”, 2000-2003.
  • Project leader in the DFG Collaborative Research Center SFB 450 “Analysis and Control of Ultrafast Photoinduced Reactions”, 2004-2007.
  • Project leader in the DFG Collaborative Research Center SFB 658 “Elementary Processes in Molecular Switches at Surfaces”, 2005-2009.
  • Project leader in the DFG Collaborative Research Center SfB 762 “Functionality of Oxide Interfaces”, from 2012.
  • Project leader in the DFG Graduate College “Electronic Density in Chemical and Biological Systems”, 2001-2004.
  • Member of selection committee for the “Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes”.
More than 355 invited lectures at International Conferences and Colloquia (since 2000)
Special lectures
  • The 2016 Keneth S. Pitzer Memorial Lecture, UC Berkeley, October 25, 2016.
  • The 2015 CECAM Lecture, EPFL (Switzerland), September 28, 2015.
  • Greg Watson Lecture, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (UK), May 16, 2011.
  • Zhong Guan Cun Forum, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (Beijing), December 19, 2006.
  • Pauli Colloquium, University of Vienna (Austria), March 31, 2006.
  • Ehrenfest Colloquium, University of Leiden (Netherlands), April 27, 2005.
  • Schlumberger Lecture, University of Cambridge (UK), January 15, 2004.
  • Benjamin Meaker Lecture, University of Bristol (UK), March 27, 2000.
Over 250 articles and book chapters, cited more than 24,900 times.
H-Index: 61
Five most-cited publications (citations according to google scholar on 17.11.2016)

1.) (5045 citations)
    Density functional theory for time-dependent systems
    E. Runge and E.K.U. Gross, Phys. Rev. Lett. 52, 997 (1984).
2.) (1271 citations)
    Excitation energies from time-dependent density-functional theory
    M. Petersilka, U.J. Gossmann and E.K.U. Gross, Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 1212 (1996).
3.) (885 citations)
    Local density functional theory of frequency-dependent linear response
    E.K.U. Gross and W. Kohn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 55, 2850 (1985).
4.) (869 citations)
     Time-dependent density functional theory
     E.K.U. Gross and W. Kohn, Adv. Quant. Chem. 21, 255 (1990).
5.) (848 citations)
    Density-functional theory of time-dependent phenomena
    E.K.U. Gross, J.F. Dobson and M. Petersilka, Topics in Current Chemistry 181, 81 (1996).

Textbook (3973 citations)
    Density Functional Theory, an approach to the quantum many-body problem
    R.M. Dreizler and E.K.U. Gross, Springer (1990).

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