The focus of our research group is on computer simulations of the dynamics, spectroscopy, and laser control of molecular systems from gas phase clusters, solvated or solid-state embedded chromophores, aggregates to biomolecules. Here, dynamics comprises chemical reactive and nonreactive processes of the nuclear degrees of freedom (adiabatic dynamics in the electronic ground state) as well as coupled (nonadiabatic) electron-nuclear dynamics as it occurs in Photophysics and Photochemistry. Spectroscopic methods range from nuclear magnetic resonance to stationary as well as ultrafast infrared and optical spectroscopy. Furthermore, we are active in the area of laser control, where pulse design is used not only to drive molecular dynamics, but also enable spectroscopic characterization of nonequilibrium states.
Projects & Funding
Sfb 652 „Correlations and Collective Effects in Radiation Fields“
Light2Hydrogen „Energy for the Future - Photocatalytic Water Splitting“
Nano4Hydrogen „Nanostructured Material for Hydrogen Generation“
Department of Life, Light and Matter of the Interdisciplinary Faculty
DFG „Infrarot-Laserkontrolle molekularer Reaktionsdynamik im elektronischen Grundzustand. Theorie und Experiment“