|Born||17 March 1962|
|Alma mater||Monash University
Carnegie Mellon University
|Known for||Computational methods in quantum chemistry|
|Institutions||University of California, Berkeley|
|Doctoral advisor||John Pople|
Martin Philip Head-Gordon (né Martin Philip Head) is a professor of chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory working in the area of computational quantum chemistry. He is a member of The International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science.
A native of Australia, Head-Gordon received his B. Sc. and M. Sc. from Monash University, followed by a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon working under the supervision of John Pople developing a number of useful techniques including the Head-Gordon-Pople scheme for the evaluation of integrals, and the orbital rotation picture of orbital optimization.
Today at Berkeley, Martin supervises a group interested in pairing methods, local correlation methods, dual-basis methods, scaled MP2 methods, new efficient algorithms, and very recently corrections to the Kohn-Sham density functional framework. Broadly speaking, wavefunction based methods are the focus of his research.
Head-Gordon is also one of the founders of Q-Chem Inc.
In 2015, Head-Gordon was elected to The National Academy of Sciences.
- Head-Gordon IAQMS page
- M. Head-Gordon and J. A. Pople, “A Method for Two-Electron Gaussian Integral and Integral Derivative Evaluation Using Recurrence Relations,” J. Chem. Phys. 89 (1988) 5777.
- (group site: http://www.cchem.berkeley.edu/mhggrp/ )
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