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March 21, 202311:30 am – 1:00 pm (CDT)

AMO/IQSE seminar: Coupled electron and nuclear dynamics in molecules revealed by femtosecond x ray and electron pulses and by twisted light


Shaul Mukamel (University of California, Irvine)



Mitchell Physics Building

College Station, Texas 77843-4242

About The Speaker

Professor Mukamel is a theoretical chemical physicist who studies molecules by measuring their response to short pulses of light. He pioneered the field of coherent ultrafast multidimensional molecular spectroscopy. Professor Mukamel is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a fellow of the Optical Society of America and the American Physical Society. Professor Mukamel's honors include the William F. Meggers Award, Optical Society of America; the Ahmed Zewail ACS Award in Ultrafast Science and Technology, American Chemical Society; the Mulliken Prize Medal, University of Chicago; and the Earle K. Plyler Prize for Molecular Spectroscopy and the Arthur L. Schawlow Prize in Laser Science, both from the American Physical Society.

Event Details

Novel sources of soft and hard X ray pulses  open  up new  windows into electron and nuclear dynamics in molecules with a remarkable combination of temporal, spectral and spatial  resolutions. Twisted light adds additional  remarkable probes of chirality. These new techniques and their  simulation protocols will be surveyed and analyzed for nonadiabatic relaxation and photoisomerization.    

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