Antoine Georges, professor at the DQMP, at the Collège de France and at the Ecole Polytechnique has been appointed director of the new Center for Computational Quantum Physics (CCQ), in the Simons foundation’s new Flatiron Institute, in New York.
This new center will develop the concepts, algorithms and computational tools needed to handle many-body quantum systems and capture the quantum dynamics of electrons and ions in chemically realistic environments and make them available to the scientific community. The center will also host a lively array of meetings, workshops and conferences, serving as a focal point for computational materials science internationally. At full strength, the center is expected to comprise up to 60 scientific and support personnel, including both junior and senior positions, as well as sabbatical and summer visitors.
In September 2017, the CCQ will begin operations alongside the Centers for Computational Astrophysics and Computational Biology.