André Bandrauk

ETH-FAST Fellow from May 7 - 9, 2014

André Bandrauk

Professor of Theoretical Chemistry - Canada Research Chair / Computational Chemistry & Photonics

Département de Chimie, Faculté de Sciences, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke (Québec), Canada  J1K 2R1

André D. Bandrauk, Ph.D., FRSC, FAAAS, O.C., was born in Berlin. He received his B.Sc. (Hon. Chem.) from l'Université de Montréal, M.Sc. in theoretical chemistry from M.I.T. and Ph.D. in Chemical Physics from McMaster University (Hamilton, Canada). He was a NATO Fellow at Oxford University's Mathematical Institute (1968-70), and assistant at the Technische Hochschule Munchen (1970), before his appointment as an assistant professor of theoretical chemistry at l'Université de Sherbrooke.

He was an invited researcher and lecturer at prestigious institutions: International Collaborator, Los Alamos Natl. Lab., USA (1984); Senior Visiting Scientist, NRC-Ottawa (1985); Foreign Lecturer, Institute of Chem. Phys., Moscow, USSR (1985); C.A. McDowell Lecturer, University of British Columbia, Vancouver (1990); Foreign Professor, Institute for Molecular Science, Okazaki, Japan (1992); Japan Society for Promotion of Science Lecturer, (Tohoku Univ.-1997); Visiting Professor, Université de Paris Sud (Orsay), (1998); Invited speaker, Harvard University (2008, 2005, 2002, 1995, 1993), M.I.T. (2000).

In 1982, he was awarded a Killam Research Fellowship by the Canada Council, and he was elected as a Fellow to the Royal Society of Canada in 1992. In 1989 he received the Herzberg prize from the Canadian Spectroscopy Society for his theoretical work on molecules in intense laser fields, and was awarded the prestigious John Polanyi (Nobel Prize 1986) Award by the Chemical Society of Canada in 2001. He has edited the first books on: "Molecules in Laser Fields" (Marcel Dekker, N.Y., 1994) and "Laser Control + Manipulation of Molecules", (ACS book-2003). He became director of the Center for parallel computing and IBM Center of Excellence at l'Université de Sherbrooke and is member of the new National Center of Excellence in Photonics.

André Bandrauk is currently a CANADA RESEARCH CHAIR in Computational Chemistry & Molecular Photonics and a new Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, AAAS (2003). He became Chair of the Department of Chemistry in 2005.


Tutorial topic:
I -  from Schroedinger to Dirac to Maxwell
II - Linear to Circular Polarization “Attosecond” Pulses-Generation and Applications

Date and Time: Wednesday, 7. May, 13.15 - 16.00 and Thursday, 8. May 9.15 - 12.00

Lecture handouts:
Bandrauk Lecture 1 2014
Bandrauk Lecture 2 2014

Location: ETH Hönggerberg, HPT C 103 (Wed, May 7) and Hönggerberg HCI G 3 (Thu, May 8)

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