August 28, 2017. Bing’s general but simple formula for decoherence times is now out in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters! As it turns out, the initial purity decay is Gaussian and the associated timescale is determined by initial-time fluctuations. From this general formula it follows that mixed quantum-classical methods like Ehrenfest dynamics can capture decoherence correctly provided the initial conditions are sampled from a Wigner distribution. Check it out: link
August 6-11, 2017. Bing, Wen, Antonio and Ignacio are in Hadley, MA attending the GRC on Quantum Control of Light Matter and presenting posters. One of the contributions of the group ¨Quantifying early-time decoherence dynamics through fluctuations¨ was upgraded to a hot topic talk!
July 17-20, 2017. Ignacio is in Telluride attending the workshop on ¨Nonequilibrium Phenomena,Nonadiabatic Dynamics and Spectroscopy¨ and presenting the work on the group on modeling of electromechanical spectroscopies in molecular junctions.
July 1, 2013. Dr. Liping Chen joins the lab. Liping brings with her a tremendous amount of experience and expertise in electronic structure and quantum dynamics. Welcome Liping!
June 23, 2013. We are finally in Rochester!