Disputas - Master of Science Magnar Bjørgve

Master of Science Magnar Bjørgve will Thursday April 4th, 2024, at 12:15 hold his disputas for the PhD degree in Science. The title of his thesis is:

"Unleashing the VAMPyR. A Python Journey into the realm of Multiwavelets and Quantum Chemistry"


This thesis presents VAMPyR, an advancement in quantum chemistry that significantly mitigates the challenges inherent in high-precision computational methods. By providing a Python interface to the multiwavelet-based functionalities of MRCPP, VAMPyR enables a more intuitive, accessible, and efficient approach to quantum chemical calculations, reducing the complexity traditionally encountered with basis sets and lower-level programming languages. The development and capabilities of VAMPyR are underscored, illustrating its application in simplifying the prototyping and implementation of new methods in quantum chemistry. The software's usability is evidenced through successful deployment in educational settings and research projects, thus confirming its potential to enhance productivity and foster innovation in the field.

Evaluation committee:

  • Professor Robert Harrison, Stony Brook University, USA (1. Opponent)
  • Associate Professor Sarai Dery Folkestad, NTNU (2. Opponent)
  • Researcher Bin Gao, Department of Chemistry, UiT (intern member and leader of the committee)

The disputas will be led by Professor Peik Haugen, Head of the Department of Chemistry, UiT.

Streaming site:

The disputas and trial lecture will be streamed from these sites:
Disputas (12:15 - 15:00)
Trial Lecture (10:15 - 11:00)


The thesis is available at Munin here.

When: 04.04.24 kl 12.15–16.00
Where: Auditorium 1.022, Teknologibygget
Location / Campus: Digitalt, Tromsø
Target group: Ansatte, Studenter, Besøkende, Inviterte, Enhet
Contact: Helge Ravn
E-boastta: helge.m.ravn@uit.no
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