Fionn Malone

Contact information:

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
7000 East Avenue, L-413
Livermore, CA 94550
phone: 925-422-0293


  • Ph.D., Physics, Imperial College London (2017)
  • BA (mod), Theoretical Physics, Trinity College Dublin (2009)


I develop quantum Monte Carlo algorithms to try to understand and predict the properties of strongly correlated electron systems. I am particularly interested in applying QMC methods to magnetic and superconducting systems at low temperatures, and to warm dense matter at high temperatures.

Recent publications:

  • “Ab Initio Exchange Correlation Free Energy of the Uniform Eelectron Gas at Warm Dense Matter Conditions”, S. Groth, T. Dornheim, T. Sjostrom, F.D. Malone, W.M.C Foulkes, M. Bonitz, Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 135001 (2017)
  • “Ab initio quantum Monte Carlo simulation of the warm dense electron gas”, T. Dornheim, S. Groth, F.D. Malone, T. Schoof, T. Sjostrom, W.M.C. Foulkes, M. Bonitz, Phys. Plasm. 24, 056303 (2017)
  • “Ab Initio Quantum Monte Carlo Simulation of the Warm Dense Electron Gas in the Thermodynamic Limit”, T. Dornheim, S. Groth, T. Sjostrom, F.D. Malone, W.M.C. Foulkes, M. Bonitz, Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 156403 (2016)
  • “Accurate Exchange-Correlation Energies for the Warm Dense Electron Gas”, F.D. Malone, N.S. Blunt, E.W. Brown, D.K.K. Lee, J.S. Spencer, W.M.C. Foulkes, J.J. Shepherd, Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 115701 (2016)
  • “Interaction Picture Density Matrix Quantum Monte Carlo”, F.D. Malone, N.S. Blunt, J.J. Shepherd, D.K.K. Lee, J.S. Spencer, W.M.C. Foulkes, J. Chem. Phys. 143, 044116 (2015)
  • “Open-Source Development Experiences in Scientific Software: The HANDE Quantum Monte Carlo Project”, J.S. Spencer, N.S. Blunt, W.A. Vigor, F.D. Malone, W.M.C. Foulkes, J.J. Shepherd, A.J.W. Thom - J. Open Res. Soc. 3, 9 (2015)