UCL Department of Physics and Astronomy

Prof Ronald Cohen

Prof Ronald Cohen

Honorary Professor

Dept of Physics & Astronomy

Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences

Joined UCL
1st Sep 2013

Research summary

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.