Hans Jakob Wörner: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2018

Name Prof. Dr. Hans Jakob Wörner
FieldPhysical Chemistry
Address
Lab. für Physikalische Chemie
ETH Zürich, HCI E 237
Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 1-5/10
8093 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 633 44 12
E-mailhansjakob.woerner@phys.chem.ethz.ch
DepartmentChemistry and Applied Biosciences
RelationshipAssociate Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
402-0551-00LLaser Seminar0 credits1ST. Esslinger, J. Faist, J. Home, A. Imamoglu, U. Keller, F. Merkt, H. J. Wörner
AbstractResearch colloquium
Objective
529-0442-00LAdvanced Kinetics Information 6 credits3GH. J. Wörner, J. Richardson
AbstractThis lecture covers the theoretical foundations of quantum dynamics and its application to chemical reaction kinetics. In the second part the experimental methods of time-resolved molecular spectroscopy are introduced.
ObjectiveThis lecture provides the conceptual foundations of chemical reaction dynamics and shows how primary molecular processes can be studied by theoretical simulation and experiment.
ContentIn the first part, the theory of quantum dynamics is derived from the time-dependent Schrödinger equation. The theory is illustrated with molecular examples including tunnelling, recurrences, nonadiabatic crossings. A rigorous rate theory is obtained both from a quantum-mechanical picture as well as within the classical approximation. The approximations leading to conventional transition-state theory for polyatomic reactions are discussed.
In this way, relaxation and irreversibility will be explained which are at the foundation of statistical mechanics.

In the second part, three-dimensional scattering theory is introduced and applied to discuss molecular collisions and photoionization. Experimental techniques for the study of photochemical primary processes, photochemical reactions and chemical reaction dynamics are introduced (time-resolved spectroscopies on nano- to attosecond time scales, molecular beam methods). Finally, the quantum dynamics of systems with a very large number of quantum states are discussed, introducing the Pauli equations and the Pauli entropy.
Lecture notesWill be available online.
LiteratureD. J. Tannor, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics: A Time-Dependent Perspective
R. D. Levine, Molecular Reaction Dynamics
S. Mukamel, Principles of Nonlinear Optical Spectroscopy
Z. Chang, Fundamentals of Attosecond Optics
Prerequisites / Notice529-0422-00L Physical Chemistry II: Chemical Reaction Dynamics
529-0479-00LTheoretical Chemistry, Molecular Spectroscopy and Dynamics1 credit2SF. Merkt, M. Quack, M. Reiher, J. Richardson, R. Signorell, H. J. Wörner
AbstractSeminar on theoretical chemistry, molecular spectroscopy and dynamics (research seminar)
ObjectiveSeminar on theoretical chemistry, molecular spectroscopy and dynamics (research seminar)
529-0499-00LPhysical Chemistry1 credit1KB. H. Meier, M. Ernst, P. H. Hünenberger, G. Jeschke, F. Merkt, M. Reiher, J. Richardson, R. Riek, S. Riniker, T. Schmidt, R. Signorell, H. J. Wörner
AbstractSeminar series covering current developments in Physical Chemistry
Objective