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Short profile of the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung [MPI-KoFo]

Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung

MPI für Kohlenforschung

The Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung at Mülheim an der Ruhr is more than one hundred years old, making it one of the Max Planck Society's oldest institutes. Time and again, the Institute has been a source of major technological impetus, including the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis for the production of fuels from coal, and Ziegler catalysts for the production of  the major bulk plastics. Today, the Institute's activities are centered on research into energy- and resource-saving chemical reactions, with the focus on catalysis in all of its  aspects. Researchers at the institute perform basic research in the fields of organic and organometallic chemistry, homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, as well as in theoretical chemistry.

MPIfKoFo contributions to CASCADE:

  • Development high-level, low-order scaling electron correlation methods;
  • Automatic code development environment;
  • Collaboration with nuclear physicists on novel many particle theories;
  • Collaboration with solid state physicists on approaching the exact solution of high-dimensional model Hamiltonians;
  • Collaboration with computer scientists on automatic code generation for massively parallel infrastructures;
  • Collaboration with DFT and force field developers on machine learning (providing accurate coupled cluster results;
  • Teaching and workshop organization for the topical unit „Quantum Many Body systems“;
  • Providing computing facilities;
  • Providing human resources.
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