The first funding phase of the BENCh RTG spans the time period from January 2019 to the end of June 2023. The experimental doctoral projects have been built around three broad topical areas of benchmarking:

  • reactivity,
  • non-covalent interactions and
  • electron spin / magnetism.

The theory projects have been built around the analysis of benchmark data and the construction of high-dimensional neural network potentials for the simulation of atomistic systems in extended size and time scales. A detailed description of the individual projects can be found by clicking on the respective link to the right (second phase in preparation). A list of awards attributed to our students is also provided.