Dr. Eduard Matito

Quantum Chemistry


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Marie Curie Postdoc Grants

Posted on March 28, 2013 at 11:40 AM

The call for the Marie Curie Actions (MCA) for postdoctoral grants opened recently. There are two postdoctoral fellows that we can host in our group:

- European candidates: International European Fellowship (IEF).

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Next station: Brussels

Posted on February 9, 2013 at 6:35 PM

Last October I submmitted the project DFTCorr, A New Strategy in DFT: Density Functionals Adapted to Electron Correlation, to the Starting Grant (StG) program from the European Research Council (ERC). I just learnt that my proposal made it to the second stage and, therefo...

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PhD and postdoc grants for latinamericans

Posted on January 30, 2013 at 6:30 PM

The Carolina Foundation (link and call in Spanish) has opened calls for PhD grants and short postdoc stays (up to three months) for Latinamerican people willing to visit Spain. The University of Giro...

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The Basque Connection

Posted on January 21, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Update: You can download the talks from this link.

In 2011 I did my third postdoc stay in Prof. Ugalde's group at the Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea (EHU). Last week three res...

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Posted on December 14, 2012 at 1:35 PM

This week I was invited to visit the group of Ricardo Mata in Göttingen. They are working in many fields, from Molecular Dynamics to local correlated methods. They even programmed a molecular application for android that can open xyz and pdb files, design new molecules and optimize them with a force field. The program h...

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Parallel working

Posted on December 14, 2012 at 12:55 PM


The use of parallel architectures opens the possibility to address challenges that would be impossible otherwise. The biggest supercomputer in Catalonia is Mare Nostrum, which has been recently extended with Mare Nostrum 3 and belongs to the Barcelona Supercomputer Center (BSC). I have benefited from BSC resources in the past and currently I'm inv...

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Posted on October 19, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Last wednesday I submmited the project DFTCorr, A New Strategy in DFT: Density Functionals Adapted to Electron Correlation, to the Starting Grant (StG). The European Reserach Councill finances a few excellent research projects of young scientists (maximum 7 years from PhD defense) through the StG call. It took quite a lot of time to prepare the propos...

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Back in Donosti

Posted on September 30, 2012 at 3:35 PM

This september I went back to Donosti. I'm involved in an on-going project with many people from Jesus Ugalde's group, which aims at paralellizing the PNOF program of Mario Piris. So far, we had parallelized the main bottleneck of the program (the utilization of two-electron integrals to construct the pseudo-Fockian matrix), producing very high parallelization performance yields. However, as the number of cores increases, other processes in the code gain importance and these yields drop. The ...

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Prague & Summer

Posted on September 30, 2012 at 3:25 PM

This year's (most likely) last conference have been in Prague. I attended EUCheMS together with many other people from the Institute of Computational Chemistry and Catalysis (IQCC). I gave a talk on the electronic characterization of electrides and presented a poster on the work of reduced density matrices which will be submitted anytime soon.

These conference days have been a sort of short fake vacations, since I am employing my vacations days in the elaboration of Starting Grant propo...

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Call for PhD national grants opened

Posted on August 8, 2012 at 9:00 AM

The call for the Catalan Governtment PhD grants (FI2012) is opened. In our group we are looking for good candidates to work mainly on a DFT development project (see this link) who can apply for such grants. Howeve...

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