Welcome to our home page. Here you will find general information about our
research group, our research activities, and related links.
First-Principle methods are a powerful "theoretical microscope"
for the study of solid state systems.
We use such methods --mainly within density-functional theory--
in the effort to understand the observed electronic and
optical properties of materials, surfaces and
nanostructures at the atomic scale.
Since June 2004 we have been a node of the
Nanoquanta Network of Excellence,
along with nine other groups spread throughout
Europe. Visit the ETSF page
for more details.