Aurora Pribram-Jones

Contact information:

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
7000 East Avenue, L-413
Livermore, CA 94550
phone: 925-422-3969
fax: 925-423-5733


  • Ph.D., Chemistry, University of California, Irvine (2015)
  • B.S., Chemistry, Harvey Mudd College (2009)
  • A.S., Biology/Chemistry/Mathematics, Foothill College (2005)

Research Interests:

  • Finite-temperature potential functional theory and density functional theory methods for warm dense matter
  • Time-dependent density functional theory for thermal ensembles
  • Density functional theory methods for x-ray spectroscopy and x-ray free electron imaging

Recent Publications:

  • Cangi, A.; Pribram-Jones, A. Efficient formalism for warm dense matter simulations. Phys. Rev. B, 92, 161113(R)(2015).
  • Knudson, M.D.; Desjarlais, M.P.; Pribram-Jones, A. Adiabatic release measurements in aluminum between 400-1200 GPa: Characterization of aluminum as a shock standard in the multimegabar regime. Phys. Rev. B, 91, 224105 (2015).
  • Pribram-Jones, A.; Gross, David A.; Burke, K. DFT: A Theory Full of Holes? Ann. Rev. Phys. Chem., 66, 283-304 (2015), invited article.
  • Yang, Z.-H.; Trail, J.R.; Burke, K.; Needs, R.J.; Ullrich, C.A. Exact and approximate Kohn-Sham potentials in ensemble density-functional theory. Phys. Rev. A, 90, 042501 (2014).
  • Pribram-Jones, A.; Yang, Z.-H.; Trail, J.R.; Burke, K.; Needs, R.J.; Ullrich, C.A. Excitations and benchmark ensemble density functional theory for two electrons. J. Chem. Phys., 140, 18A541 (2014).
  • Pribram-Jones, A.; Pittalis, S.; Gross, E.K.U.; Burke, K. Thermal Density Functional Theory in Context. Frontiers and Challenges in Warm Dense Matter (F. Graziani, M. P. Desjarlais, R. Redmer, and S. B. Trickey, eds.), vol. 96 of Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering, pp. 25-60, Springer International Publishing, 2014.