Julia Contreras-Garcia


My CV:

Just accepted:

  • A project to redefine Quantum Chemistry: “Quantum Crystallography: Current Developments and Future Perspectives”, Chem. Eur. J.

Just sent:

  • Topological insulators from bond orders:J. Contreras-Garcia*,F. Pinilla, J. D. Mella, C. Cardenas, A. Martin Pendas, F. Munoz “A Chemical Theory of Topological Insulators: the Su-Schrieffer-Heeger Model”
  • Analysis of computational errors from the delocalization error: F. Peccati, R. Laplaza, J. Contreras-Garcia*, “Overcoming distrust in solid state simulations: adding error bars to computational data”
  • Reviewing nomenclature from the electron density: J. Contreras-Garcia*, M. Marques, F. Izquierdo-Ruiz, F.J. Manjon “Reviewing chemical nomenclature with the help of Quantum Mechanics calculations: renaming the orthoborate ABO4 family”

Working on:

  • Energies from NCI and machine learning!
  • Density and correlation errors in experimental wavefunctions!


  • CTTC (Quito, 2019)

Coming invited conferences:

  • WATOC 2020 (Vancouver, 2020)
  • International Conference on Density Functional Theory and its Applications (Alicante, Spain, 2019)
  • Fields institute Scientific Computing Across Scales (Toronto, 2019)

In and beyond science:

Date of birth: 24/05/1980
Nationality: Spanish
Tour 12-13, Bureau 420 Laboratoire de Chimie Théorique (UPMC)
CC137 - 4 place Jussieu
75252 Paris cedex 05

Telephone: +33 1 44 27 38 79

Fax: +33 1 44 27 55 26

Full Researcher (CR2) at CNRS

Habilitee a diriger des recherches


E-mail: Julia.Contreras@lct.jussieu.fr

"Al igual que todos los jóvenes, me proponía ser un genio, pero afortunadamente intervino la risa"
--Lawrence Durrell--