Gordon Group Research Interests

The research performed by the ISU quantum chemistry group can be divided into two branches: Applications and theory development. The Gordon group uses, develops, maintains and distributes (free of charge) the electronic structure suite of programs called GAMESS (General Atomic and Molecular Electronic Structure System). Because GAMESS is distributed freely, the development of the code benefits from contributions from many collaborators located around the world, in academia, government laboratories and industry. Among the many features of GAMESS, the most exciting are its enhanced performance due to a fully parallel implementation and the advantage it takes of modern graphics methods. The main interests of the group are: