Valéry Weber

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A linear scaling method for calculation of the static ab initio response within self-consistent field theory is developed and applied to the calculation of the static electric polarizability. The method is based on the density matrix perturbation theory [Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 193001 (2004)]], obtaining response functions directly via a perturbative approach(More)
By introducing an external field to temper short-range protein water interactions, we regularize the statistical problem of calculating the hydration free energy, μ(ex), of the protein cytochrome C using the potential distribution theorem. Using this approach, we calculate the nonelectrostatic (dispersion) and electrostatic contributions to μ(ex). The(More)
Linear scaling density matrix perturbation theory [A. M. N. Niklasson and M. Challacombe, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 193001 (2004)] is extended to basis-set-dependent quantum response calculations for a nonorthogonal basis set representation. The generalization is achieved by a perturbation-dependent congruence transform, derived from the factorization of the(More)
In this work, we present a novel parallelization scheme for a highly efficient evaluation of the Hartree-Fock exact exchange (HFX) in ab initio molecular dynamics simulations, specifically tailored for condensed phase simulations. Our developments allow one to achieve the necessary accuracy for the evaluation of the HFX in a highly controllable manner. We(More)
Stability and dissipation in the propagation of the electronic degrees of freedom in time-reversible extended Lagrangian Born-Oppenheimer molecular dynamics [Niklasson et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 123001 (2006); Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 123004 (2008)] are analyzed. Because of the time-reversible propagation the dynamics of the extended electronic degrees of(More)
In this paper, we present a novel, highly efficient, and massively parallel implementation of the sparse matrix-matrix multiplication algorithm inspired by the midpoint method that is suitable for matrices with decay. Compared with the state of the art in sparse matrix-matrix multiplications, the new algorithm heavily exploits data locality, yielding better(More)
The direct energy functional minimization problem in electronic structure theory, where the single-particle orbitals are optimized under the constraint of orthogonality, is explored. We present an orbital transformation based on an efficient expansion of the inverse factorization of the overlap matrix that keeps orbitals orthonormal. The orbital(More)