Simen Kvaal

Researcher - Theoretical chemistry
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My background is from physics and applied mathematics, and in 2012 I moved to quantum chemistry. My main interests are analysis and development of computational methods for non-relativistic systems.

I am currently a researcher on Trygve Helgaker's ERC advanced grant ABACUS, where I study formal aspects of density-functional theory. In particular, I study current-density functional theory for molecules in external magnetic fields.

Late 2014, I was awarded an ERC starting grant. The project BIVAQUM dives into the very fundamentals of quantum theory via the so-called bivariational principle. This is a generalization of the standard variational principle that is the foundation for almost every computational scheme for quantum mechanics, and represents a highly unconventional approach, yet it has great potential. The bivariational principle opens up completely new ways of deriving and analyzing methods. In particular, coupled-cluster theory (single- and multireference) may be approached in new ways using the bivariational approach.

BIVAQUM has its own web site, see www.bivaqum.no.

 

 

Tags: manybody theory, density functional theory, coupled cluster theory, Theoretical chemistry, Chemistry

Publications

  • Pedersen, Thomas Bondo & Kvaal, Simen (2019). Symplectic integration and physical interpretation of time-dependent coupled-cluster theory. Journal of Chemical Physics.  ISSN 0021-9606.  150 . doi: 10.1063/1.5085390 Show summary
  • Laestadius, Andre & Kvaal, Simen (2018). Analysis of the Extended Coupled-Cluster Method in Quantum Chemistry. SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis.  ISSN 0036-1429.  56(2), s 660- 683 . doi: 10.1137/17M1116611 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Laestadius, Andre; Penz, Markus; Tellgren, Erik; Ruggenthaler, Michael; Kvaal, Simen & Helgaker, Trygve (2018). Generalized Kohn-Sham iteration on Banach spaces. Journal of Chemical Physics.  ISSN 0021-9606.  149(16), s 1- 9 . doi: 10.1063/1.5037790
  • Tellgren, Erik; Laestadius, Andre; Helgaker, Trygve; Kvaal, Simen & Teale, Andrew Michael (2018). Uniform magnetic fields in density-functional theory. Journal of Chemical Physics.  ISSN 0021-9606.  148(2), s 1- 19 . doi: 10.1063/1.5007300
  • Kvaal, Simen & Helgaker, Trygve (2015). Ground-state densities from the Rayleigh-Ritz variation principle and from density-functional theory. Journal of Chemical Physics.  ISSN 0021-9606.  143(18) . doi: 10.1063/1.4934797
  • Jarlebring, Elias; Kvaal, Simen & Michiels, Wim (2014). An inverse iteration method for eigenvalue problems with eigenvector nonlinearities. SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing.  ISSN 1064-8275.  36(4), s A1978- A2001 . doi: 10.1137/130910014
  • Kvaal, Simen; Ekström, Ulf Egil; Teale, Andrew Michael & Helgaker, Trygve (2014). Differentiable but exact formulation of density-functional theory. Journal of Chemical Physics.  ISSN 0021-9606.  140(18) . doi: 10.1063/1.4867005
  • Tellgren, Erik; Kvaal, Simen & Helgaker, Trygve (2014). Fermion N -representability for prescribed density and paramagnetic current density. Physical Review A. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics.  ISSN 1050-2947.  89(1) . doi: 10.1103/PhysRevA.89.012515 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Kvaal, Simen (2013). Variational formulations of the coupled-cluster method in quantum chemistry. Molecular Physics.  ISSN 0026-8976.  111(9-11), s 1100- 1108 . doi: 10.1080/00268976.2013.812254
  • Halvorsen, Tore Gunnar & Kvaal, Simen (2012). Manifestly gauge invariant discretizations of the Schrodinger equation. Physics Letters A.  ISSN 0375-9601.  376(12-13), s 1107- 1114 . doi: 10.1016/j.physleta.2012.02.028
  • Kvaal, Simen (2012). Ab initio quantum dynamics using coupled-cluster. Journal of Chemical Physics.  ISSN 0021-9606.  136(19) . doi: 10.1063/1.4718427
  • Tellgren, Erik; Kvaal, Simen; Sagvolden, Espen; Ekström, Ulf Egil; Teale, Andrew Michael & Helgaker, Trygve (2012). Choice of basic variables in current-density-functional theory. Physical Review A. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics.  ISSN 1050-2947.  86(6) . doi: 10.1103/PhysRevA.86.062506 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Jarlebring, Elias; Kvaal, Simen & Michiels, Wim (2011). Computing all Pairs (lambda, mu) Such That lambda is a Double Eigenvalue of A + mu B. SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications.  ISSN 0895-4798.  32, s 902- 927 . doi: 10.1137/100783157 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Kvaal, Simen (2011). Multiconfigurational time-dependent Hartree method to describe particle loss due to absorbing boundary conditions. Physical Review A. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics.  ISSN 1050-2947.  84(2) . doi: 10.1103/PhysRevA.84.022512
  • Kvaal, Simen; Jarlebring, Elias & Michiels, Wim (2011). Computing singularities of perturbation series. Physical Review A. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics.  ISSN 1050-2947.  83(3) . doi: 10.1103/PhysRevA.83.032505
  • Pedersen Lohne, Magnus; Hagen, Gaute; Hjorth-Jensen, Morten; Kvaal, Simen & Pederiva, Francesco (2011). Ab initio computation of the energies of circular quantum dots. Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics.  ISSN 1098-0121.  84 . doi: 10.1103/PhysRevB.84.115302 Show summary
  • Selstø, Sølve; Birkeland, Tore; Kvaal, Simen; Nepstad, Raymond & Førre, Morten (2011). A master equation approach to double ionization of helium. Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics.  ISSN 0953-4075.  44(21) . doi: 10.1088/0953-4075/44/21/215003
  • Hjorth-Jensen, Morten; Dean, David Jarvis; Hagen, G. & Kvaal, Simen (2010). Many-body interactions and nuclear structure. Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics.  ISSN 0954-3899.  37(6) . doi: 10.1088/0954-3899/37/6/064035
  • Selstø, Sølve & Kvaal, Simen (2010). Absorbing boundary conditions for dynamical many-body quantum systems. Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics.  ISSN 0953-4075.  43(6) . doi: 10.1088/0953-4075/43/6/065004 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Kvaal, Simen (2009). Harmonic oscillator eigenfunction expansions, quantum dots, and effective interactions. Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics.  ISSN 1098-0121.  80(4) . doi: 10.1103/PhysRevB.80.045321
  • Kvaal, Knut; Kucheryavski, Sergei V; Halstensen, Maths; Kvaal, Simen; Flø, Andreas Svarstad; Minkkinen, Pentti & Esbensen, Kim H. (2008). eAMTexplorer: a software package for texture and signal characterization using Angle Measure Technique. Journal of Chemometrics.  ISSN 0886-9383.  22(11-12), s 717- 721 . doi: 10.1002/cem.1160 Show summary
  • Kvaal, Simen (2008). Geometry of effective Hamiltonians. Physical Review C. Nuclear Physics.  ISSN 0556-2813.  78(4) . doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.78.044330
  • Kvaal, Simen; Hjorth-Jensen, Morten & Nilsen, Halvor Møll (2007). Effective interactions, large-scale diagonalization, and one-dimensional quantum dots. Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics.  ISSN 1098-0121.  76 . doi: 0.1103/PhysRevB.76.085421 Show summary

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  • Laestadius, Andre; Faulstich, Fabian Maximilian; Kvaal, Simen; Legeza, Örs & Schneider, Reinhold (2018). Analysis of The Coupled-Cluster Method Tailored by Tensor-Network States in Quantum Chemistry.
  • Laestadius, Andre; Faulstich, Fabian Maximilian; Kvaal, Simen; Legeza, Örs & Schneider, Reinhold (2018). The Study of Coupled-Cluster Methods Using Strong Monotonicity.
  • Laestadius, Andre & Kvaal, Simen (2018). ANALYSIS OF THE EXTENDED COUPLED-CLUSTER METHOD IN QUANTUM CHEMISTRY.
  • Laestadius, Andre; Penz, Markus; Tellgren, Erik; Ruggenthaler, Michael; Kvaal, Simen & Helgaker, Trygve (2018). Generalized Kohn-Sham iteration on Banach Spaces.
  • Pedersen, Thomas Bondo & Kvaal, Simen (2018). Electron Dynamics with Coupled-Cluster Theory.
  • Pedersen, Thomas Bondo & Kvaal, Simen (2018). Time-Dependent Coupled-Cluster Theory.
  • Tellgren, Erik; Lange, Kai Kaarvann; Sagvolden, Espen; Kvaal, Simen; Austad, Jon; Reimann, Sarah; Borgoo, Alex; Fliegl, Heike; Sen, Sangita & Helgaker, Trygve (2018). Quantum chemistry for strong magnetic fields.
  • Kvaal, Simen & Laestadius, Andre (2016). The extended coupled-cluster method and its rigorous analysis.
  • Laestadius, Andre & Kvaal, Simen (2016). Analysis of the Extended Coupled-Cluster Method.
  • Tellgren, Erik; Teale, Andrew Michael; Ekström, Ulf Egil; Kvaal, Simen; Sagvolden, Espen & Helgaker, Trygve (2015). Current density functional theory for molecular systems in strong magnetic fields.
  • Helgaker, Trygve; Borgoo, Alex; Ekström, Ulf Egil; Furness, James; Hoffmann, Mark; Kvaal, Simen; Lange, Kai Kaarvann; Reimann, Sarah; Sagvolden, Espen; Stopkowicz, Stella; Tellgren, Erik & Teale, Andrew Michael (2014). Density-Functional Theory in Magnetic Fields.
  • Helgaker, Trygve; Kvaal, Simen; Ekström, Ulf Egil & Teale, Andrew Michael (2014). Differentiable but Exact Formulation of Density-Functional Theory.
  • Helgaker, Trygve; Kvaal, Simen; Ekström, Ulf Egil & Teale, Andy (2014). Differentiable but Exact Formulation of Density-Functional Theory.
  • Helgaker, Trygve; Kvaal, Simen; Teale, Andrew Michael & Ekström, Ulf Egil (2014). Differentiable but Exact Formulation of Density-Functional Theory.
  • Helgaker, Trygve; Kvaal, Simen; Teale, Andrew Michael; Ekström, Ulf Egil; Jørgensen, Poul & Olsen, Jeppe (2014). Differentiable but Exact Formulation of Density-Functional Theory.
  • Kvaal, Simen (2014). Bivariational approximations & the orbital-adaptive coupled-cluster method.
  • Ekström, Ulf Egil; Kvaal, Simen; Borgoo, Alex; Helgaker, Trygve; Sagvolden, Espen & Tellgren, Erik (2013). Moreau-Yosida regularization of DFT.
  • Kvaal, Simen (2013). Ab initio dynamics using the coupled cluster method.
  • Kvaal, Simen (2013, 24. mai). Abels Tårn. [Radio].  NRK P2.
  • Kvaal, Simen; Ekström, Ulf Egil; Tellgren, Erik; Borgoo, Alex; Helgaker, Trygve & Sagvolden, Espen (2013). Moreau-Yosida regularization of DFT.
  • Sagvolden, Espen; Tellgren, Erik; Kvaal, Simen; Ekström, Ulf Egil; Teale, Andrew Michael & Helgaker, Trygve (2013). Building blocks of Current Density Functional Theory.
  • Sagvolden, Espen; Tellgren, Erik; Kvaal, Simen; Ekström, Ulf Egil; Teale, Andrew Michael & Helgaker, Trygve (2013). Building blocks of Current Density Functional Theory.
  • Selstø, Sølve; Kvaal, Simen; Birkeland, Tore; Nepstad, Raymond & Førre, Morten (2012). Double ionization with absorbers. EurophysicsNews.  ISSN 0531-7479.  43(1), s 15- 16
  • Kvaal, Simen (2010). Adaptive time-dependent coupled cluster method for wave-packet propagation of many-fermion systems.
  • Kvaal, Simen (2010). Time-dependent Coupled Cluster for Many-Body Quantum Dynamics.
  • Kvaal, Simen (2010). Time-dependent coupled-cluster approach to many-body quantum dynamics.
  • Kvaal, Simen (2010). Variational Principles for Coupled-Cluster Methods.
  • Kvaal, Simen; Jarlebring, Elias & Michiels, Wim (2010). A numerical method for computing the radius of convergence of Rayleigh Schroedinger Perturbation theory without the need for the terms in the series.
  • Selstø, Sølve; Førre, Morten; Kvaal, Simen; Nepstad, Raymond & Birkeland, Tore (2010). Describing double photo-ionization of helium bymeans of absorbing boundaries.
  • Selstø, Sølve & Kvaal, Simen (2010). Absorbing boundaries for more than one particle.
  • Selstø, Sølve & Kvaal, Simen (2010). Absorbing boundary conditions for dynamical many-particles systems.
  • Selstø, Sølve; Kvaal, Simen; Nepstad, Raymond & Førre, Morten (2010). Non-sequential double ionization of helium: Extracting the cross section.
  • Halvorsen, Tore Gunnar & Kvaal, Simen (2009). Manifestly gauge invariant discretizations of the Schrödinger equation.
  • Hjorth-Jensen, Morten & Kvaal, Simen (2009). Effective interactions and convergence criteria for configuration interaction methods.
  • Jarlebring, Elias; Kvaal, Simen & Michiels, Wim (2009). Computing all pairs (lambda,mu) such that lambda is a double eigenvalue of A + mu B. Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Kvaal, Simen (2009). Analysis of many-body methods for quantum dots.
  • Kvaal, Simen (2009). Rigorous analysis of ab initio calculations for parabolic quantum dots. Full text in Research Archive.
  • Kvaal, Simen (2009). Usynlig Verden.
  • Kvaal, Simen & Halvorsen, Tore Gunnar (2009). One gauge to rule them all -- Gauge-invariant grid discretizations.
  • Hjorth-Jensen, Morten & Kvaal, Simen (2007). Similarity Transformations, Flow Equations and Many-Body Perturbation Theory: Role of Many-Body Forces.

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Published June 25, 2012 3:44 PM - Last modified Apr. 28, 2015 9:12 AM