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07.06.2022 - 10.06.2022, Grindelwald, Switzerland
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Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded to RESOLV Member Benjamin List- for the development of asymmetric organocatalysis
NCCR MUST at Scientifica 2021- Lightning, organic solar cells, and virtual molecules
#NCCRWomen- NCCR MUST celebrates 50 years women’s right to vote in Switzerland
Kick-Off dynaMENT Mentoring for Women in Natural Sciences- with Ursula Keller as plenary speaker
Four new scientific highlights- by MUST PIs Chergui / Milne / Beaud / Staub, by Wolf / Röthlisberger, by Wörner, and Keller
Photon Science Roadmap- for Research Infrastructures 2025-2028 by the Swiss Photon Community
Proof of concept ERC Grant for Ursula Keller Dual-comb laser driven terahertz spectrometer for industrial sensing (DC-THz)
Majed Chergui - elected to the European Academy of Sciences
Ruth Signorell - elected to the European Academy of Sciences
Farewell and Welcome!Chris Milne leaves for the European XFEL, Camila Bacellar takes over


2017 - Special Issue of Structural Dynamics:

Feurer, T. and U. Keller (2017). Preface to Swiss National Center of Competence in Research: Molecular Ultrafast Science and Technology. Struct. Dynam. 4: 061401. (10.1063/1.5018454)

Karandashev, K., Z.-H. Xu, M. Meuwly, J. Vaníček and J. O. Richardson (2017). Kinetic isotope effects and how to describe them. Structural Dynamics 4: 061501. (10.1063/1.4996339)

Gallmann, L., I. Jordan, H. J. Wörner, L. Castiglioni, M. Hengsberger, J. Osterwalder, C. A. Arrell, M. Chergui, E. Liberatore, U. Röthlisberger and U. Keller (2017). Photoemission and photoionization time delays and rates. Struct. Dynam. 4: 061502. (10.1063/1.4997175)

Teuscher, J., J. C. Brauer, A. Stepanov, A. Solano, A. Boziki, M. Chergui, J.-P. Wolf, U. Röthlisberger, N. Banerji and J.-E. Moser (2017). Charge separation and carrier dynamics in donor-acceptor heterojunction photovoltaic systems. Structural Dynamics 4: 061503. (10.1063/1.4996409)

Carbone, F., M. Hengsberger, L. Castiglioni and J. Osterwalder (2017). Femtosecond manipulation of spins, charges, and ions in nanostructures, thin films, and surfaces. Struct. Dynam. 4: 061504. (10.1063/1.4995541)

Crassee, I., L. Gallmann, G. Gäumann, M. Matthews, H. Yanagisawa, T. Feurer, M. Hengsberger, U. Keller, J. Osterwalder, H. J. Wörner and J. P. Wolf (2017). Strong field transient manipulation of electronic states and bands. Struct. Dynam. 4: 061505. (10.1063/1.4996424)

Johnson, S. L., M. Savoini, P. Beaud, G. Ingold, U. Staub, F. Carbone, L. Castiglioni, M. Hengsberger and J. Osterwalder (2017). Watching ultrafast responses of structure and magnetism in condensed matter with momentum-resolved probes. Struct. Dynam. 4: 061506. (10.1063/1.4996176)

El Hage, K., S. Brickel, S. Hermelin, G. Gaulier, C. Schmidt, L. Bonacina, S. C. van Keulen, S. Bhattacharyya, M. Chergui, P. Hamm, U. Rothlisberger, J.-P. Wolf and M. Meuwly (2017). Implications of short time scale dynamics on long time processes. Struct. Dynam. 4: 061507. (10.1063/1.4996448)

Wörner, H. J., C. A. Arrell, N. Banerji, A. Cannizzo, M. Chergui, A. K. Das, P. Hamm, U. Keller, P. M. Kraus, E. Liberatore, P. Lopez-Tarifa, M. Lucchini, M. Meuwly, C. Milne, J.-E. Moser, U. Röthlisberger, G. Smolentsev, J. Teuscher, J. A. van Bokhoven and O. Wenger (2017). Charge migration and charge transfer in molecular systems. Structural Dynamics 4: 061508. (10.1063/1.4996505)

Antipov, S. V., S. Bhattacharyya, K. El Hage, Z.-H. Xu, M. Meuwly, U. Röthlisberger and J. Vaníček (2017). Ultrafast dynamics induced by the interaction of molecules with electromagnetic fields: Several quantum, semiclassical, and classical approaches. Struct. Dynam. 4: 061509. (10.1063/1.4996559)

Bircher, M. P., E. Liberatore, N. J. Browning, S. Brickel, C. Hofmann, A. Patoz, O. T. Unke, T. Zimmermann, M. Chergui, P. Hamm, U. Keller, M. Meuwly, H.-J. Wörner, J. Vaníček and U. Röthlisberger (2017). Nonadiabatic effects in electronic and nuclear dynamics. Struct. Dynam. 4: 061510. (10.1063/1.4996816)

Hamm, P., M. Meuwly, S. L. Johnson, P. Beaud and U. Staub (2017). Perspective: THz-driven nuclear dynamics from solids to molecules. Struct. Dynam. 4: 061601. (10.1063/1.4992050)

Abela, R., P. Beaud, J. A. van Bokhoven, M. Chergui, T. Feurer, J. Haase, G. Ingold, S. L. Johnson, G. Knopp, H. Lemke, C. J. Milne, B. Pedrini, P. Radi, G. Schertler, J. Standfuss, U. Staub and L. Patthey (2017). Perspective: Opportunities for ultrafast science at SwissFEL. Struct. Dynam. 4: 061602. (10.1063/1.4997222)

Chergui, M. (2013) Ultrafast Studies of the Light-Induced Spin Change in Fe(II)-Polypyridine Complexes. In Spin-Crossover Materials (John Wiley & Sons Ltd), 405-424 (10.1002/9781118519301.ch15) Chergui-2013 (PDF, 382 KB).

Penfold, T.J., Milne, C.J., and Chergui, M. (2013) Recent Advances in Ultrafast X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy of Solutions. In: Adv Chem Phys (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.), 1-41 (10.1002/9781118571767.ch1Penfold-2013a (629 KB).

Penfold, T.J., Milne, C.J., Tavernelli, I., and Chergui, M. (2013) Hydrophobicity with atomic resolution: Steady-state and ultrafast X-ray absorption and molecular dynamics studies. Pure Appl Chem 85, 53-60 (10.1351/pac-con-12-04-02Penfold-2013b (768 KB).

Rosspeintner, A., Lang, B., and Vauthey, E. (2013) Ultrafast Photochemistry in Liquids. Annu Rev Phys Chem 64, 247-271 (10.1146/annurev-physchem-040412-110146) Rosspeintner-2013 (972 KB).

Venkatakrishnan, A.J., Deupi, X., Lebon, G., Tate, C.G., Schertler, G.F., and Babu, M.M. (2013) Molecular signatures of G-protein-coupled receptors. Nature 494, 185-194 (10.1038/nature11896) Venkatakrishnan-2013 (2.16 MB).

Cannizzo, A. (2012) Ultrafast UV spectroscopy: from a local to a global view of dynamical processes in macromolecules. Phys Chem Chem Phys 14, 11205-11223 (10.1039/c2cp40567a) Cannizzo-2012 (4.09 MB).

Gallmann L., Cirelli C., Keller U. (2012) Attosecond Science: Recent Highlights and Future Trends. Annu. Rev. Phys. Chem. 63, 447-469 (10.1146/annurev-physchem-032511-143702Gallmann-2012 (676 KB), Invited Paper.

Vauthey, E. (2012) Photoinduced Symmetry-Breaking Charge Separation. Chemphyschem 13, 2001-2011 (10.1002/cphc.201200106) Vauthey-2012 (1.1 MB).


Chim_121 Chimia, vol. 65, No. 5, 294-350, 2011

Special issue:
NCCR MUST: A New Swiss Research Priority in Molecular Ultrafast Science and Technology

Editorial given by Thomas Feurer* and Ursula Keller*

U. Keller*
Attoscience at ETH Zurich: shining new light on old questions in quantum mechanics

H. J. Wörner°
High-Harmonic Spectroscopy: From Femtosecond to Attosecond Molecular Dynamics

C. J. Milne, R. M. Van der Veen, V.-T. Pham, F. A. Lima, H. Rittmann-Frank, M. Reinhard, F. van Mourik, S. Karlsson, T. J. Penfold, M. Chergui*
Ultrafast X-ray Absorption Studies of the Structural Dynamics of Molecular and Biological Systems in Solution

P. Beaud*, S. L. Johnson*, E. Vorobeva, C. J. Milne, A. Caviezel, S. O. Mariager, R. A. De Souza, U. Staub, G. Ingold
Ultrafast Structural Dynamics in Condensed Matter

P. Hamm*
Ultrafast Time-Resolved Vibrational Spectroscopy at University of Zurich

H. Merbold, F. Brunner, A. Cannizzo°, T. Feurer*
Near Field Enhancement for THz Switching and THz Nonlinear Spectroscopy Applications

C. Ruchert, F. Ardana, A. Trisorio, C. Vicario, C. P. Hauri°
Towards High-power Single-cycle THz Laser for Initiating High-field-sensitive Phenomena

B. D. Patterson*, J. Sa, A. Ichsanow, C. P. Hauri°, C. Vicario, C. Ruchert, I. Czekaj, R. Gehrig, H. C. Sigg, J. A. van Bokhoven°, B. Pedrini, R. Abela*
Can Energetic Terahertz Pulses Initiate Surface Catalytic Reactions on the Picosecond Time Scale?

P.-A. Cazade, S. Lutz, M. W. Lee, M. Meuwly*
Computational Spectroscopy and Reaction Dynamics

B. F. E. Curchod, P. Campomanes, A. Laktionov, M. Neri, T. J. Penfold, S. Vanni, I. Tavernelli, U. Rothlisberger*
Mixed Quantum Mechanical/Molecular Mechanical (QM/MM) Simulations of Adiabatic and Nonadiabatic Ultrafast Phenomena

M. Wehrle, M. Šulc, J. Vanícek*
Accelerating Calculations of Ultrafast Time-Resolved Electronic Spectra with Efficient Quantum Dynamics Methods

G. Knopp, P. P. Radi, T. Gerber*
Dispersed fs-FWM for Investigations of Low Frequency Vibrations of Transient Species in Combustion

L. Castiglioni, M. Greif, D. Leuenberger, S. Roth, J. Osterwalder*, M. Hengsberger*
Time-Resolved Photoelectron Spectroscopy to Probe Ultrafast Charge Transfer and Electron Dynamics in Solid Surface Systems and at Metal-Molecule Interfaces

A. Rondi, D. Kiselev, S. Machado, J. Extermann, S. Weber, L. Bonacina, J.-P. Wolf*, J. Roslund, M. Roth, H. Rabitz
Discriminating Biomolecules with Coherent Control Strategies

M. Fedoseeva, J. Grilj, O. Kel, M. Koch, R. Letrun, V. Markovic, I. Petkova, S. Richert, A. Rosspeintner, P. S. Sherin, D. Villamaina, B. Lang, E. Vauthey*
Photoinduced Electron Transfer Reactions: From the Elucidation of Old Problems in Bulk Solutions Towards the Exploration of Interfaces

A. Punzi, J. C. Brauer, A. Marchioro, E. Ghadiri, J. de Jonghe, J.-E. Moser*
Photoinduced Interfacial Electron Transfer and Lateral Charge Transport in Molecular Donor–Acceptor Photovoltaic Systems

D. Schaming, I. Hatay, F. Cortez, A. Olaya, M. A. Méndez, P. Y. Ge, H. Deng, P. Voyame, Z. Nazemi, H. Girault*
Artificial Photosynthesis at Soft Interfaces

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