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Department of Chemistry

Theory and Dynamics

Coordinator - Dr Jan RR Verlet

The Theory and Dynamics research grouping works to understand fundamental chemical processes in order to underpin future advances in chemistry and molecular physics. We develop and use the tools of quantum mechanics, laser manipulation and control, and computational chemistry to understand classical and quantum dynamics, electronic structure and materials. In addition to more applied work, we strive to carry out fundamental and blue-skies research to underpin and facilitate the innovations of the future.

Examples of current research themes (please follow links to individual web sites for details) include:

  1. Ultracold molecules (Hutson, Wrede, Carty)
  2. Molecular dynamics (Hutson, Verlet, Wrede)
  3. Femtosecond and nanosecond laser spectroscopy (Verlet, Wrede)
  4. Electronic structure calculations (Tozer)
  5. Coarse-grained modelling and classical simulation (Miller, Wilson)