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Ernest R. Davidson

Date of Birth 12-October-1936
Place of Birth Terre Haute
(Vigo County, Indiana, United States of America)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Ernest Davidson
Ernest R. Davidson, born October 12, 1936 in Terre Haute, Indiana, is Professor of Chemistry, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA. He graduated from Wiley High School, Terre Haute and Rose Polytechnic Institute. His name is associated with both the Davidson correction and the "Davidson diagonalization" method which he applied to configuration interaction methods. He is the author of over 400 publications, including Reduced Density Matrices in Quantum Chemistry, Academic Press, 1976. He has been awarded many honors, including member of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science and Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Academy of Science. In 2001, he was awarded the National Medal of Science.

Awards by Ernest R. Davidson

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National Medal of Science for Chemistry
(For his innovative leadership and numerous conceptual and algorithmic developments that led to the field of computational quantum chemistry and made possible the accurate modeling of chemical rections and the response of molecules to radiation.)