Gregory Scholes (Princeton University)


Location: B01 McCourtney Hall

"Coherence Phenomena in Ultrafast Dynamics"

Abstract:  There are a rich variety of ways molecules can interact with each other and their environment, and the span of possible timescales—from femtoseconds to nanoseconds. Surely details beyond an equilibrium picture occasionally matter! Clearly, experiments need to reveal another “layer” of information—beyond kinetics—to inform sophisticated theoretical models. Over the past decades, advances in technology and a solid common formalism that unites various spectroscopies have enabled innovative ultrafast laser experiments. Some of these methods have succeeded to reveal new mechanistic detail about photoinduced dynamics. In this presentation, experimental examples will be discussed with support from of relevant molecular dynamics calculations.