Prof. Dr. Stefan Goedecker
Stefan Goedecker
Philosophisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Departement Physik
FG Goedecker


Klingelbergstrasse 82
4056 Basel

Tel. +41 61 207 37 43

Administrative Assistant

Prof. Dr. Stefan Goedecker

Short Biography

Stefan Goedecker studied physics at the Technical University Munich and the College of William and Marry. Afterwards he obtained his Ph.D. from EPFL Lausanne. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Cornell university and the Max-Planck Institute in Stuttgart. He then worked in the fundamental condensed matter research department of the CEA Grenoble before being appointed in 2003  professor of Computational Physics at the University of Basel.

Research Summary

Due to the availability of high speed computers, simulation methods are nowadays a powerful tool to determine the structure and electronic properties of condensed matter systems. We develop new algorithms for electronic structure calculations and atomistic simulations and apply them to problems in physics, nanosciences and biology. The research has interdisciplinary character, involving physics, mathematics, material sciences, chemistry and computer science.

Finkler, J. A. and Goedecker, S. (2020) “Funnel hopping Monte Carlo: An efficient method to overcome broken ergodicity”, Journal of Clinical Physics. American Institute of Physics , 152(16), p. 164106. doi: 10.1063/5.0004106.   edoc | Open Access
Ratcliff, L. E., Dawson, W., Fisicaro, G., Caliste, D., Mohr, S., Degomme, A., Videau, B., Cristiglio, V., Stella, M., D’Alessandro, M., Goedecker, S., Nakajima, T., Deutsch, T. and Genovese, L. (2020) “Flexibilities of wavelets as a computational basis set for large-scale electronic structure calculations”, Journal of Chemical Physics. AIP Publishing, 152(19), p. 194110. doi: 10.1063/5.0004792.   edoc
Fisicaro, G., Filice, S., Scalese, S., Compagnini, G., Reitano, R., Genovese, L., Goedecker, S., Deretzis, I. and La Magna, A. (2020) “Wet Environment Effects for Ethanol and Water Adsorption on Anatase TiO2 (101) Surfaces”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C. American Chemical Society, 124(4), pp. 2406–2419. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b05400.   edoc | Open Access
Title Status
Towards Quantifying the Synthesizability of Materials Ongoing
Development of a Neural Network Potential with Accurate Electrostatic Interactions Ongoing
NCCR MARVEL - Computational Design and Discovery of Novel Materials Complete