Tomorrow, Felix will give a talk at the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, Groningen. The talk is entitled: Understanding electronic excitation energies within and beyond the molecular orbital picture. It discusses how we can understand excited-state energies beyond simply looking at orbitals and their energies.
On Thursday, 20/06, Felix will give a talk at the CECAM workshop on Theoretical and Computational Inorganic Photochemistry in Toulouse. This talk will discuss how excited states in transition metal complexes can be assigned completely automatically without ever looking at an orbital. It is shown how this method can be used for a high-throughput analysis of excited states as well as for benchmarking excited-state computations. Finally, a quick outlook will be given on how correlation effects can be visualised using a newly developed tool for computing conditional electron/hole densities.
This week Felix will give a seminar talks at Marseille and Montpellier entitled”New Tools for Computational Photochemistry: Wavefunction Analysis and Dynamics.” The talk briefly summarises a number of computational methods developed.
The talk presents some new ideas on a long-standing question in computational chemistry, the connection between valence-bond theory and molecular orbital theory. In particular, the talk will be explore how two concepts from valence-bond theory, ionic and covalent wavefunction character, can be reconstructed from general quantum chemistry computations performed in the molecular orbital picture. The talk is based on the following paper in ChemPhotoChem.
Tomorrow, Felix will give a seminar talk at the University of Nottingham – “New Tools for Computational Photochemistry: Wavefunction Analysis and Dynamics.” The talk briefly summarises a number of computational methods developed.
On 5 September, Felix Plasser will give a talk entitled “Transition Metal Complex Excited States: Turning Numbers into Chemical Insight” at the Quantum-Bio-Inorganic Chemistry Conference IV in Bath. The talk will discuss the automatic assignment of excited-state character for transition metal complexes and present some recent results about using conditional electron densities for visualising excited-state correlation effects.
On 29 August, Felix Plasser will give a talk entitled “Analysis of Excited-State Computations: Turning Numbers into Chemical Insight” at the 7th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress in Liverpool. The talk will present an automatic analysis of thousands of excited states in the case of interacting DNA nucleobases and introduce a method for analysing electron correlation effects in real space, exemplified in the case of a conjugated polymer.
On 3 June 2018, Felix Plasser gave a talk entitled “Analysis of Excited-State Computations: Turning Numbers into Chemical Insight” at the Midlands Computational Chemistry Meeting 2018 at Nottingham Trent University. You can download the slides here:
On 4 April, 2018, Felix Plasser gave a talk at the 6th Molcas developers’ workshop in Leuven: “The WFA module in MOLCAS: Turning numbers into chemical insight” (download pdf). The talk discusses the new wave function analysis (WFA) module in OpenMolcas. It presents some illustrative applications and subsequently presents more technical aspects: installation, execution, and post processing.
On March 20, at 2pm (room N1.12), Max Menger will give a seminar talk at the Materials Modelling Seminar about his work of performing photodynamics simulations of multichromohporic systems. The title of his talk will be: Surface Hopping Dynamics Simulations within an Exciton Picture. Please join if you are interested.
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