Faculty of Physics
University of Vienna
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1090 Wien, Austria


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Administrative Assistant:

Dr. Doris Hecht-Aichholzer
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Since approximately 1991, I am devoting most of my time to the development of ab initio density functional methods. My continued efforts to improve the numerical algorithms have resulted in a stable and versatile package called VASP (Vienna Ab initio Simulation Package), which is presently used by about 500 academic institutions and roughly 50 industrial licensees. Simultaneously, a database of PAW potentials covering the entire Periodic Table has been developed. This database is unique in terms of precision, robustness and completeness and allows even non experts of density functional methods to perform calculations for most compounds and structures without worrying about basis sets or pseudopotential details.

Please check out our VASP - Homepage. An extensive description of VASP (html) is available (postscript file ).