By Richard M. Martin, Lucia Reining, David M. Ceperley

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Concepts in Solids: Lectures on the Theory of Solids (W. A. Benjamin, New York, 1963). Reprinted (Westview Press, Boulder, CO, 2003). Anderson, P. W. , 1984). , 1997). Expansion of the second half of “Concepts in Solids” with reprints of many original papers. , “Nobel Lecture: Electronic structure of matter – wave functions and density functionals,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 71, 1253, 1999. Introduction to the many-electron problem. Martin, R. M. Electronic Structure: Basic theory and methods (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2004).

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All these developments go beyond a static mean-field description. Genesis of theoretical methods for many-body calculations Many methods in use today can be traced back to their roots more than 50 years ago. By 1930 there were accurate calculations by Hylleraas [24] of the ground-state energies of two-electron atoms and ions. In condensed matter physics, quantitative calculations on sodium were reported by Wigner and Seitz in 1933 and 1934 [25, 26] (see also [22]). The first paper [25] provided the picture of correlation in which one electron in a Wigner– Seitz cell prevents another electron from occupying the same cell.