Markus Reiher: Katalogdaten im Herbstsemester 2020

Auszeichnung: Die Goldene Eule
NameHerr Prof. Dr. Markus Reiher
LehrgebietTheoretische Chemie
Lab. für Physikalische Chemie
ETH Zürich, HCI F 235
Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 1-5/10
8093 Zürich
Telefon+41 44 633 43 08
DepartementChemie und Angewandte Biowissenschaften
BeziehungOrdentlicher Professor

401-3667-70LCase Studies Seminar (Autumn Semester 2020)3 KP2SV. C. Gradinaru, R. Hiptmair, M. Reiher
KurzbeschreibungIn der Lehrveranstaltung Fallstudien präsentieren ETH-interne und -externe Referenten Fallbeispiele aus ihren eigenen Anwendungsgebieten. Zudem müssen die Studierenden einen Kurzvortrag (10 Minuten) halten aus einer Liste von publizierten Arbeiten.
InhaltIn the CSE Case Studies Seminar invited speakers from ETH, from other universities as well as from industry give a talk on an applied topic. Beside of attending the scientific talks students are asked to give short presentations (10 minutes) on a published paper out of a list (containing articles from, e.g., Nature, Science, Scientific American, etc.). If the underlying paper comprises more than 15 pages, two or three consecutive case studies presentations delivered by different students can be based on it. Consistency in layout, style, and contents of those presentations is expected.
Voraussetzungen / Besonderes75% attendance and a short presentation on a published paper out of a list or on some own project are mandatory. Students that realize that they will not fulfill this criteria have to contact the teaching staff or de-register before the end of semester from the Seminar if they want to avoid a "Fail" in their documents. Later de-registrations will not be considered.
401-5940-00LSeminar in Chemistry for CSE Information 4 KP2SP. H. Hünenberger, M. Reiher
KurzbeschreibungThe student will carry out a literature study on a topic of his or her liking (suggested by or in agreement with the supervisor) in the area of computer simulation in chemistry (Prof. Hünenberger) or of quantum chemistry (Prof. Reiher), the results of which are to be presented both orally and in written form.

For more information:
529-0003-01LAdvanced Quantum Chemistry6 KP3GM. Reiher, A. Baiardi
KurzbeschreibungAdvanced, but fundamental topics central to the understanding of theory in chemistry and for solving actual chemical problems with a computer.
Examples are:
* Operators derived from principles of relativistic quantum mechanics
* Relativistic effects + methods of relativistic quantum chemistry
* Open-shell molecules + spin-density functional theory
* New electron-correlation theories
LernzielThe aim of the course is to provide an in-depth knowledge of theory and method development in theoretical chemistry. It will be shown that this is necessary in order to be able to solve actual chemical problems on a computer with quantum chemical methods.

The relativistic re-derivation of all concepts known from (nonrelativistic) quantum mechanics and quantum-chemistry lectures will finally explain the form of all operators in the molecular Hamiltonian - usually postulated rather than deduced. From this, we derive operators needed for molecular spectroscopy (like those required by magnetic resonance spectroscopy). Implications of other assumptions in standard non-relativistic quantum chemistry shall be analyzed and understood, too. Examples are the Born-Oppenheimer approximation and the expansion of the electronic wave function in a set of pre-defined many-electron basis functions (Slater determinants). Overcoming these concepts, which are so natural to the theory of chemistry, will provide deeper insights into many-particle quantum mechanics. Also revisiting the workhorse of quantum chemistry, namely density functional theory, with an emphasis on open-shell electronic structures (radicals, transition-metal complexes) will contribute to this endeavor. It will be shown how these insights allow us to make more accurate predictions in chemistry in practice - at the frontier of research in theoretical chemistry.
Inhalt1) Introductory lecture: basics of quantum mechanics and quantum chemistry
2) Einstein's special theory of relativity and the (classical) electromagnetic interaction of two charged particles
3) Klein-Gordon and Dirac equation; the Dirac hydrogen atom
4) Numerical methods based on the Dirac-Fock-Coulomb Hamiltonian, two-component and scalar relativistic Hamiltonians
5) Response theory and molecular properties, derivation of property operators, Breit-Pauli-Hamiltonian
6) Relativistic effects in chemistry and the emergence of spin
7) Spin in density functional theory
8) New electron-correlation theories: Tensor network and matrix product states, the density matrix renormalization group
SkriptA set of detailed lecture notes will be provided, which will cover the whole course. Please navigate to the lecture material starting here:
Literatur1) M. Reiher, A. Wolf, Relativistic Quantum Chemistry, Wiley-VCH, 2014, 2nd edition
2) F. Schwabl: Quantenmechanik für Fortgeschrittene (QM II), Springer-Verlag, 1997
[english version available: F. Schwabl, Advanced Quantum Mechanics]
3) R. McWeeny: Methods of Molecular Quantum Mechanics, Academic Press, 1992
4) C. R. Jacob, M. Reiher, Spin in Density-Functional Theory, Int. J. Quantum Chem. 112 (2012) 3661
5) K. H. Marti, M. Reiher, New Electron Correlation Theories for Transition Metal Chemistry, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 13 (2011) 6750
6) K.H. Marti, M. Reiher, The Density Matrix Renormalization Group Algorithm in Quantum Chemistry, Z. Phys. Chem. 224 (2010) 583
7) E. Mátyus, J. Hutter, U. Müller-Herold, M. Reiher, On the emergence of molecular structure, Phys. Rev. A 83 2011, 052512

Note also the standard textbooks:
A) A. Szabo, N.S. Ostlund. Verlag, Dover Publications
B) I. N. Levine, Quantum Chemistry, Pearson
C) T. Helgaker, P. Jorgensen, J. Olsen: Molecular Electronic-Structure Theory, Wiley, 2000
D) R.G. Parr, W. Yang: Density-Functional Theory of Atoms and Molecules, Oxford University Press, 1994
E) R.M. Dreizler, E.K.U. Gross: Density Functional Theory, Springer-Verlag, 1990
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesStrongly recommended (preparatory) courses are: quantum mechanics and quantum chemistry
529-0470-00LLiterature Seminar in Theoretical Chemistry0 KP2SM. Reiher
KurzbeschreibungIn depth study of selected recent papers on theoretical chemistry
LernzielDoktorats- und Mitarbeiterschulung
InhaltVariiert nach aktuellem Stand der Forschung
LiteraturWill be announced on
529-0479-00LTheoretical Chemistry, Molecular Spectroscopy and Dynamics1 KP2SF. Merkt, M. Reiher, J. Richardson, R. Signorell, H. J. Wörner
KurzbeschreibungSeminar on theoretical chemistry, molecular spectroscopy and dynamics.
LernzielSeminar on theoretical chemistry, molecular spectroscopy and dynamics (research seminar)
529-0490-00LSpecial Topics in Theoretical Chemistry0 KP1SM. Reiher
KurzbeschreibungWeekly seminar programme on special topics in theoretical and quantum chemistry. Talks delivered by PhD students and PostDocs as well as by external speakers.
Lernzieladvanced course for PhD students and postdoctoral fellows
Inhaltcurrent research topics in theoretical chemistry
529-0491-00LSeminar in Computational Chemistry C40 KP2SM. Reiher, P. H. Hünenberger, J. Richardson, S. Riniker
KurzbeschreibungResearch seminar with invited lecturers
LernzielResearch seminar with invited lecturers
529-0499-00LPhysical Chemistry1 KP1KF. Merkt, A. Barnes, G. Jeschke, B. H. Meier, M. Reiher, J. Richardson, R. Riek, S. Riniker, T. Schmidt, R. Signorell, H. J. Wörner
KurzbeschreibungInstitute-Seminar covering current research Topics in Physical Chemistry
LernzielDiscussing current developments in Physical Chemistry
529-0809-02LTheoretical Chemistry Seminar0 KP2SM. Reiher, J. Richardson
KurzbeschreibungSeminar on recent developments in Theoretical Chemistry presented by guest speakers.
LernzielDoktorats- und Mitarbeiterschulung
InhaltVariiert nach aktuellem Stand der Forschung
LiteraturWill be announced on