Prof Ronald Cohen
Dept of Physics & Astronomy
Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences
- Joined UCL
- 1st Sep 2013
I work together with experimentalists helping plan experiments, interpret results, and make predictions. My work uses first-principles computational methods. First-principles means that we use fundamental theoretical physics, solving the equations of quantum mechanics as accurately as possible, and then use those results to better understand Earth and technological materials. We do not fit experimental data, but we compare with experiments as tests to our theory and various numerical approximations.