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Novel Theoretical and Computational Methods for Studying Nonadiabatic Process in Photochemistry, Photobiology and Material Science

Event date: March 12 - March 15, 2018


    Roi Baer The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

    Non-adiabatic effects are ubiquitous in many photochemical, photobiological and electron induced dynamics. They enable efficient transfer of electronic excitation energy to nuclear kinetic energy and vice versa, often causing irreversible transfer of potential energy to heat, or form a unique mechansim for reactions which are forbidden in the adiabatic framework. Despite of continuing progress over the years, a detailed understanding of nonadiabatic processes is still limited due to lack of a generally applicable methodlogy with which they can be described quantitively. The aim of this conference is to bring together scientists working on different aspects of non-adiabatic processes, such as light-induced events, electron transfer reactions, etc. The focus is on development of new theoretical and computational approaches that enable an accurate and reliable description of these processes.

    Over 40 invited lectures by world reknown experts in the field will be given between the 12 th and 15 th of March 2018 at the Israel Institute of Advanced Studies on the Edmond J. Safra Campus of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel. In addition, a poster session for presenting contributed material.