About Peter Larsson

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Area of Expertise

I work with installing, validating, and benchmarking software for electronic structure calculations, and with helping our users running these programs efficiently on Swedish supercomputers. I also do some software development, usually for benchmarking or ab initio workflow automation.


I received dual degrees from Uppsala University in 2003, M.Sc. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, and B.Sc. in Physics. I went on to do my PhD in the condensed matter theory group in Uppsala, supervised by Prof. Rajeev Ahuja, applying DFT calculations to study energy related materials, and the catalysis of carbon nanotube growth. After my PhD in 2009, I worked as a system administrator at the Physics Department, and in May 2011, I joined NSC as a computational scientist (“applikationsexpert” in Swedish).

Selected Publications

  • Relativity and the lead-acid battery (2011) Ahuja R, Blomqvist A, Larsson P, Pyykkö P, and Zaleski-Ejgierd P. Physical Review Letters 106, 018301. Link
  • The importance of strong carbon-metal adhesion for catalytic nucleation of single-walled carbon nanotubes. (2008) Ding F, Larsson P, Larsson J A, Ahuja R, Duan H, Rosén A, and Bolton K.
    Nano Letters 8: 463-468. Link
  • Role of catalysts in dehydrogenation of MgH2 nanoclusters (2008) Larsson P, Araújo C M, Larsson J A, Jena P, and Ahuja R. PNAS 105: 8227-8231. Link