Quotes by Walter Kohn

About Walter Kohn:

Walter Kohn is an Austrian-born American theoretical physicist. He was awarded, with John Pople, the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1998. The award recognized their contributions to the understandings of the electronic properties of materials. In particular, Kohn played the leading role in the development of density functional theory, which made it possible to incorporate quantum mechanical effects in the electronic density (rather than through its many-body wavefunction). This computational simplification led to many insights and became an essential tool for electronic materials, atomic and molecular structure.

Author Bio

  • NameWalter Kohn
  • DescriptionAmerican physicist
  • BornMarch 9, 1923
  • CountryCanada; United States Of America; Austria
  • ProfessionPhysicist
  • AwardsUNESCO Niels Bohr Medal; Great Silver Medal With Star For Services To The Republic Of Austria; Nobel Prize In Chemistry