One of the key pillars of scientific method is the reproducibility of scientific results. A 2016 survey by Nature revealed that many fields in science suffer from reproducibility crisis. Lejaeghere et. al$^1$ studied Reproducibility in density functional theory calculations of solids by calculating equation-of-state data for four classes of DFT implementations, totaling 40 methods. They found that most codes agree very well, with pairwise differences that are comparable to those between different high-precision experiments. However the study was limited to the equation of state calculation and a few materials only.
Question: How reproducible are results from materials modelling? Are there any famous results which could not be reproduced?
- Lejaeghere, Kurt, et al. "Reproducibility in density functional theory calculations of solids." Science 351.6280 (2016): aad3000.