Professor François Gygi

Department of Computer Science
3013 Ghausi Hall (Engineering III)
University of California
Davis, CA 95616

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Email: fgygi at ucdavis.edu
Phone: (530) 752 4042


Professor Gygi’s research interests include the development of accurate numerical simulation methods for applications in computational materials science, as well as computational physics and chemistry. He is involved in the development of algorithms for First-Principles Molecular Dynamics, a simulation method that combines a calculation of atomic trajectories with a quantum mechanical description of electronic properties. This method is widely used to explore the properties of solids, liquids, nanoparticles and biomolecules. First-principles simulations are computationally expensive and require the use of large parallel computers. The integration of efficient parallel numerical algorithms in simulation codes is an important part of his research.

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