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 (artiﬁcial) 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
- an accurate and balanced treatment of electron correlation in ground- and excited states
- a consistent representation of environmental effects
- efficiency and selectivity in calculations on large molecular aggregates
- non-adiabatic couplings in intersection regions
- vibronic effects on electronic spectra
- dynamics in excited states
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.
Johannes Neugebauer, Christian Mück-Lichtenfeld,
Nikos Doltsinis, Michael Rohlfing (University of Münster)
Andreas Dreuw (University of Heidelberg)