Research Areas
The objective of our research is to achieve a theoretical understanding of the microscopic properties of dense, strongly coupled plasmas and of their consequences on the macroscopic properties such as transport.

Introduction to Dense Plasmas
The basic physical parameters that characterize dense and stronglycoupled plasmas and present numerous examples of such systems in astrophysics or created in the laboratory.

The One Component Plasma Model
Like the hardsphere model in the theory of simple liquids, the onecomponent plasma (OCP) is the reference model in the study of strongly coupled Coulomb systems. Despite its apparent simplicity, the OCP captures the characteristic features of strong Coulomb interactions in plasmas.

Finite Temperature Orbitalfree Density Functional Theory
Density functional theory is a formally exact description of a manybody quantum system through the density alone. In practice, approximations are necessary and here we describe our recent efforts towards an approach that is fast and accurate.

Transport Properties
Transport properties of a material describe how a physical quantity is transferred through the system. For example we are interested in diffusivity, viscosity and thermal conductivity, which describe the transfer of matter, momentum and energy respectively.

Kinetic Theory
Kinetic theory attempts to describe and predict the macroscopic properties of gases and liquids in terms of the microscopic interactions and motions of its constituent molecules. The derivation of a kinetic equation for strongly coupled Coulomb systems has so far eluded us.