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A life of fun with vibronic coupling

Speaker: Prof. Jeffrey R. Reimer
Shanghai University & University of Technology Sydney
Time: 2018-05-28 14:30
Place: ROOM 9004, Hefei National Laboratory Building


  I brief overview of my life's work will be given, starting with my MSc project in vibronic coupling in benzene and naphthalene, then moving through a 24-year project leading to the assignment of the visible absorption spectrum of chlorophyll. How this can be used to make a general model describing most chemical reactions will then be shown, focusing on a smooth transition between adiabatic and nonadiabatic processes. Finally, a side product coming from the development of new strategies for characterizing systems involving vibronic coupling: the discovery of a new (and final) fundamental form of stereoisomerism.

  Jeff Reimers,Professor, Shanghai University & University of Technology Sydney, His work spans a wide range of chemical applications, from biochemical function to electronic devices to cancer and also the origins of consciousness. He has received the RACI Physical Chemistry Division Medal and the H.G. Smith Medal, the David Craig Medal of the Australian Academy of Science, and the Shanghai Magnolia Medal; he is a Fellow of the RACI, the Royal Society of New South Wales, and the Australian Academy of Science.

Organizer: Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale

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