New density functionals for the electronic structure of correlated materials.
Funding Body: Italian Institute of Technology (IIT)
Correlated systems are poorly described by the local density approximation. The main aim of this project is to develop new density functionals, inspired on the Gutzwiller approximation, which allow to treat systems close to a Mott transition. The project is founded by the Italian Institute of Technology through a Seed grant. Presently two postdocs are working on the project at ISC-Sapienza and one at IOM-Cagliari.