Aaron Kaplan


Temple University
Department of Physics
SERC room 720E
1925 N. 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Phone: 215-204-0623

Aaron Kaplan is pursuing a PhD in theoretical condensed matter physics with Prof. John Perdew. He graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Physics at Temple University in 2018, and began working with Prof. Perdew in the last year of his undergraduate career

Research Interests
Design of general-purpose, semi-local density functional approximations
Study of self-interaction errors, density driven errors, and delocalization errors in practical DFT


  • A.D. Kaplan, K. Wagle, and J.P. Perdew, Phys. Rev. B 98, 085147 (2018); " Collapse of the electron gas from three to two dimensions in Kohn-Sham density functional theory"