Thomas Olsen

Associate Professor

Thomas Olsen

Department of Physics


Building 309 Room 215

2800 Kgs. Lyngby





I mainly work with models and effective theories, that provide accurate predictions for various phenomena in solid state physics. Problems involving interactions are notoriously difficult to handle in quantum mechanics - numerically as well as analytically - however, accurate results can often be obtained within mean field theory or perturbation theory. In particular, I am using density functional theory and its extensions, which are implementet in the software package  GPAW, to which I am an active developer I am particularly interested inNew functionals for total energy calculationsExcitons and screening in two-dimensional materialsSpin-orbit couplingDzyaloshinskii-Moriya interactions and chiral magnetismChern-Simons coupling and topological insulators