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Web Date: April 22, 2016

Chemistry Nobel Laureate Walter Kohn dies at age 93

Physicist shared 1998 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his development of density functional theory
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Chemistry Nobel Laureate Walter Kohn died April 19. He was 93. An emeritus professor of physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, he received the Nobel Prize in 1998 for his development of density functional theory.

Kohn’s work established the theoretical underpinnings of density functional theory, which is widely used for computational studies in chemistry, physics, and materials science. In 1964, working with . . .

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