Walter Kohn developed density-functional theory

Walter Kohn – pioneer in quantum chemistry

Article on Walter Kohn

Biography & contributions


Walter Kohn is born on March 09, 1923


Kohn is an Austrian-born American theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate


In 1964 Kohn developed density-functional theory


Awards & Prizes


1961, Oliver E. Buckley prize


1977, Davisson-Germer Prize


1988, National Medal of Science


1998, Nobel Prize in Chemistry


2012, Honorary Doctor of Science from Harvard University


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