Excited States and Complex Environments

October 8-11, 2013
Münster, Germany

Understanding light-driven processes is of utmost importance for many branches of chemistry, physics, and biology, ranging from of (artiļ¬cial) photosynthetic devices via light-triggered functions in living organisms and new photochemical synthesis strategies to dye-sensitized solar cells and organic light-emitting diods. The quantum chemical description of the excited electronic states involved is still one of the most difficult tasks in contemporary electronic-structure theory.

Several challenging aspects need to be addressed, like

The goal of this conference is to bring together experts in all of the above-mentioned fields to discuss the state-of-the-art and future directions in quantum chemistry for excited electronic states of systems in complex environments.

Organizers

Johannes Neugebauer, Christian Mück-Lichtenfeld,
Nikos Doltsinis, Michael Rohlfing (University of Münster)
Andreas Dreuw (University of Heidelberg)

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