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Israel Michael Sigal - On the density functional theory and the Poisson-Boltzmann equation
Date & time: Wednesday, 02 September 2020 at 10:45AM - 11:45AM
Israel Michael Sigal - University of Toronto
Wednesday, September 2, 10:45AM
“On the density functional theory and the Poisson-Boltzmann equation”
The Poisson-Boltzmann equation is an elegant macroscopic equation used extensively in structural biology to compute shapes of molecules. In this talk I will report on recent results on the derivation of the linearized Poisson-Boltzmann equation in dielectrics from the (microscopic) density functional theory (DFT). I will also review some background on the DFT and mention some open problems. This is a joint work with Ilias Chenn.