Hans Jakob Wörner: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2017

Name Prof. Dr. Hans Jakob Wörner
FieldPhysical Chemistry
Lab. für Physikalische Chemie
ETH Zürich, HCI E 237
Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 1-5/10
8093 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 633 44 12
DepartmentChemistry and Applied Biosciences
RelationshipFull Professor

402-0551-00LLaser Seminar0 credits1ST. Esslinger, J. Faist, J. Home, A. Imamoglu, U. Keller, F. Merkt, H. J. Wörner
AbstractResearch colloquium
529-0442-00LAdvanced Kinetics Information 6 credits3GH. J. Wörner, J. Richardson
AbstractThis lecture covers the quantum-dynamical foundations of chemical reaction kinetics and introduces the experimental methods of time-resolved molecular spectroscopy.
ObjectiveThis lecture provides the conceptual foundations of chemical reaction dynamics and shows how primary molecular processes can be studied experimentally.
ContentQuantum dynamics of molecules as primary process of chemical reactions: multilevel quantum beats, quantum scattering, autoionization, predissociation, non-radiative transitions. Foundations of statistical mechanics, Pauli equations, microcanonical equilibrium and entropy. Energy levels and kinetics of polyatomic molecules, relaxation and irreversibility. Generalized transition state theory of chemical reactions, statistical adiabatic channel model, variational transition state theory.
Survey of advanced experimental techniques for the study of chemical reactions (time resolved spectroscopies on pico- to attosecond time scales, molecular beam methods). Photochemical reactions and photochemical primary processes. Advanced applications to simple and complex molecular systems and to biological problems.
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, R. Signorell, H. J. Wörner
AbstractSeminar 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, R. Riek, S. Riniker, T. Schmidt, R. Signorell, H. J. Wörner
AbstractSeminar series covering current developments in Physical Chemistry