Francesco Sottile

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Francesco Sottile
Bât PhyMeca 83-20-04

European Theoretical Spectroscopy Facility (ETSF)
Laboratoire des Solides Irradiés,
École Polytechnique,
91128 Palaiseau cedex, France.

Permanent Researcher
Director of GDR3675
Codes Coordinator
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Theory Developement
Layered materials and Nanotubes
Loss Spectroscopy and Excitons
Oxides and strong Correlation
Code Development
Research Topics and Interests

My research activity is mainly based on the theoretical study, via the state-of-the-art of numerical methods, of electronic properties of real materials. I am particularly interested in the study of the limits of actual approaches and approximations, in order to propose solutions to go towards a better comprehension and description of the physics of the studied system.
Several research lines are currently investigated:

  • exciton dispersion and dimensionality effects
  • new kernels for TDDFT
  • interconnection among different spectroscopies (EELS, IXS, PES).

My group, whose activity mainly concerns theoretical and numerical developements of excitonic effects in varied spectroscopies, is today composed of 2 postdocs and a student: Giorgia Fugallo (post-doc working on exciton dispersion of layered systems), Fabiana Da Pieve (MC post-doc working on theoretical development of RIXS) and Tetiana Khotiaintseva (master students working on MgO).

An important part of my activity is also devoted to code developments. I am the coordinator of the ab initio codes DP (linear response TDDFT code) and EXC (Bethe-Salpeter equation code).

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