CV of Lucia Reining

CNRS Directrice de Recherche de Classe Exceptionnelle DRCE2
(CNRS Senior Scientist of top grade; equivalent to topmost level full professor)

Coordinator of Palaiseau Theoretical Spectroscopy Group,

Head of the ETSF Palaiseau node


1991, PhD thesis (Dottorato di Ricerca), Rome, Italy (Advisor R. Del Sole)
1985, Diploma thesis (Diplomarbeit), RWTH Aachen, Germany (Advisor I. Egry)
1980 - 1985, University RWTH Aachen, Physics


2002 - , Senior Researcher (Directrice de Recherche) at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Laboratoire des Solides Irradiés (LSI), 1st class since 2009, ``classe exceptionelle'' since 2016
2006 - , Coordinator, LSI Theoretical Spectroscopy group (permanent members today: 6)
2000 - 2006, Head, LSI Theory group (permanent members: 7)
1992 - 2002, CNRS Researcher (Chargée de Recherche)
1991 - 1992, Scientist, Marie Curie post-doc fellowship of the European Community, Centre Européen de Calcul Atomique et Moléculaire (CECAM), Orsay
1986 - 1987, Visiting Scientist, University "Tor Vergata", Rome, Italy

Some relevant professional Activities

2009-2012, Member of the section 06 of the "Comité National de la Recherche Scientifique"
Founding member of the European Theoretical Spectroscopy Facility (ETSF, Member
of the Steering committee 2008 - 2018. Vice president “for Users and Technology” 2009 - 2015. President ad interim

2007 - 2017, Member of “Hochschulrat” (supervisory board) of RWTH Aachen University. Deputy chairperson
2007 - 2012. Chairperson 2012

2004 - 2008, Deputy Coordinator of the European Network of Excellence NANOQUANTA
Member of the Ψk network for electronic structure calculations: Scientific Advisory Committee since 2008.
Working group member “Perturbative many-body methods” since 2018 (WG leader 2018) Member of Board of
Trustees since 2019

Advisory Panel
  • Referee for international journals and national and international institutions
  • Member of several scientific advisory boards


  • Gentner-Kastler prize of the French and German physical societies 2020
  • ERC advanced grant SEED 2012<\li>
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society 2007
  • CNRS Silver Medal 2003

5 relevant recent Publications (out of about 140, more than 9000 citations)

  • M. Panholzer, M. Gatti, and L. Reining, Nonlocal and Nonadiabatic Effects in the Charge-Density Response of
    Solids: A Time-Dependent Density-Functional Approach, Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 166402 (2018)
  • M. Guzzo, G. Lani, F. Sottile, P. Romaniello, M. Gatti, J. J. Kas, J. J. Rehr, M. G. Silly, F. Sirotti, and L. Reining, Valence Electron Photoemission Spectrum of Semiconductors: Ab Initio Description of Multiple Satellites, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 166401 (2011)
  • J. Vidal, S. Botti, P. Olsson, JF. Guillemoles, and L. Reining, Strong Interplay between Structure and Electronic Properties in CuIn(S,Se)(2): A First-Principles Study, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 056401 (2010)
  • L. Reining, V. Olevano, A. Rubio, and G. Onida, Excitonic effects in solids described by time-dependent
    density functional theory, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 066404 (2002)
  • G. Onida, L. Reining and A. Rubio, Electronic excitations: density-functional versus many-body Green's-function approaches}, 74, 601 (2002)


    Richard Martin, Lucia Reining and David Ceperley, Interacting Electrons: Theory and Computational Approaches, Cambridge University Press (2016)


Contributions to questions of women and men in society, e.g. in the film « femmes de tête », 29.6.2004 on ARTE, or exhibition « physique de femmes »,


Professional in German, French, Italian, English

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