LCPT

Quantum and semiclassical molecular dynamicsStatistical mechanicsStatistical biophysics and bioinformaticsChemical kineticsSemiclassical approximationsEfficient numerical algorithmsDecoherence and quantum fidelityMicroRNA target predictions

Open positions

We usually have open master, Ph. D., and postdoctoral positions in theoretical chemical physics and bioinformatics. For details, follow the link.

NEWS

2021

30.09 Our research on attosecond transient absorption spectroscopy of molecules was announced in the news! Congratulations to Nikolay!
23.09 Our paper “High-order geometric integrators for representation-free Ehrenfest dynamics” was published in The Journal of Chemical Physics. Congratulations to Choi!
16.09 Our paper “Core-Valence Attosecond Transient Absorption Spectroscopy of Polyatomic Molecules” was published in Physical Review Letters. Congratulations to Nikolay!
15.07 Fabian Kröninger has joined our group as a Ph.D. student. Welcome!
19.04 Our paper “Time-reversible and norm-conserving high-order integrators for the nonlinear time-dependent Schrödinger equation: Application to local control theory” was published in The Journal of Chemical Physics. Congratulations to Julien!
25.03 Our paper “How important are the residual nonadiabatic couplings for an accurate simulation of nonadiabatic quantum dynamics in a quasidiabatic representation?” was published in The Journal of Chemical Physics. Congratulations to Choi!
18.03 Our paper “Finite-Temperature, Anharmonicity, and Duschinsky Effects on the Two-Dimensional Electronic Spectra from Ab Initio Thermo-Field Gaussian Wavepacket Dynamics” was published in The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. Congratulations to Tomislav!

2020

01.10 Solène Oberli joined the group as a Postdoc fellow on October 1 2020, and is as well Scientific collaborator within the Laboratory for Ultrafast X-ray Sciences headed by Prof. Christoph Bostedt. Her research is supported by the NCCR-MUST, funded by the Science National Science Foundation. Welcome back to the group!
02.12 Our paper “Which form of the molecular Hamiltonian is the most suitable for simulating the nonadiabatic quantum dynamics at a conical intersection?” was published in The Journal of Chemical Physics. Congratulations to Choi!
18.11 Tomislav won the prestigious SNSF Early Postdoc Mobility fellowship for a project in Tom Miller’s group at Caltech! Congratulations!
13.11 Our paper “On-the-fly ab initio semiclassical evaluation of third-order response functions for two-dimensional electronic spectroscopy” was published in The Journal of Chemical Physics. Congratulations to Tomislav!
01.11 Alan Scheidegger has joined our group as a Ph.D. student. Welcome!
16.09 Congratulations to Roya who passed her candidacy exam!
15.09 Congratulations to Jiri for being placed among the best reviewers of The Journal of Chemical Physics for 2019!
04.09 Our research on semiclassical evaluation of electronic coherences in molecules was announced in the news! Congratulations to Nikolay and Tomislav!
25.08 Tomislav won the best talk prize at SCS Fall Meeting 2020. Congratulations!
11.07 Our paper “On-the-fly ab initio semiclassical evaluation of electronic coherences in polyatomic molecules reveals a simple mechanism of decoherence” was accepted to Physical Review Letters. Congratulations to Nikolay and Tomislav!
22.06 Our paper “On-the-fly ab initio semiclassical evaluation of vibronic spectra at finite temperature” was published in The Journal of Chemical Physics and also selected as Editor’s Pick article. Congratulations to Tomislav!
02.03 Our paper “Semiclassical Approach to Photophysics Beyond Kasha’s Rule and Vibronic Spectroscopy Beyond the Condon Approximation. The Case of Azulene” was published in Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation. Congratulations!

2019

19.12 Our paper “A time-reversible integrator for the time-dependent Schrödinger equation on an adaptive grid” was published in The Journal of Chemical Physics and also selected as Editor’s Pick article. Congratulations to Choi!
07.11  Our papers “A combined on-the-fly/interpolation procedure for evaluating energy values needed in molecular simulations” and “Accelerating equilibrium isotope effect calculations. II. Stochastic implementation of direct estimators” were published in The Journal of Chemical Physics. Congratulations to Konstantin!
01.11 Welcome to our new PhD students Zhan Tong Zhang and Eriks Kletnieks!
11.10 Our paper “Semiclassical analysis of the quantum instanton approximation” was published in The Journal of Chemical Physics. Congratulations to Christophe!
01.09 LCPT is excited to announce a one-time-only course on “Theory of nonlinear electronic and electronic-vibrational spectroscopies” given by Prof. Yoshitaka Tanimura (Kyoto University).
01.07 LCPT is happy to host Prof. Tucker Carrington (Queen’s University, Canada) for his sabbatical leave. Welcome!
17.06 Roya Fereidani has joined our group as a Ph.D. student. Welcome!
01.06 Lipeng Chen joined our group as a postdoc. He is coming from Technische Universität München where he worked with Prof. Wolfgang Domcke. Welcome!
01.06 Our papers “Efficient geometric integrators for nonadiabatic quantum dynamics. I and II” were published in The Journal of Chemical Physics. Congratulations to Choi and Julien!
24.04 Our paper “Single-Hessian thawed Gaussian approximation” was published in The Journal of Chemical Physics. Congratulations to Tomislav and Manuel!
24.04 Tomislav Begusic received the 2019 Chemistry Travel Award by SCNAT and SCS. The award is intended for the ISTCP conference in Tromso, where he will present the title “Single-Hessian thawed Gaussian approximation: The missing rung on the ladder”. Congratulations, Tom!
27.02 Our paper “On-the-fly ab initio semiclassical evaluation of time-resolved electronic spectra” was published in The Journal of Chemical Physics. Congratulations to Tomislav and Julien!

News archive

High-order geometric integrators for representation-free Ehrenfest dynamics

S. Choi; J. Vanicek 

The Journal of Chemical Physics

2021-09-23

Vol. 155 , num. 12, p. 124104.

DOI : 10.1063/5.0061878

Core-Valence Attosecond Transient Absorption Spectroscopy of Polyatomic Molecules

N. V. Golubev; J. Vaníček; A. I. Kuleff 

Physical Review Letters

2021-09-16

Vol. 127 , num. 12, p. 123001.

DOI : 10.1103/PhysRevLett.127.123001

Time-reversible and norm-conserving high-order integrators for the nonlinear time-dependent Schrödinger equation: Application to local control theory

J. Roulet; J. Vaníček 

The Journal of Chemical Physics

2021-04-19

Vol. 154 , num. 15, p. 154106.

DOI : 10.1063/5.0050071

Efficient Semiclassical Dynamics for Vibronic Spectroscopy beyond Harmonic, Condon, and Zero-Temperature Approximations

T. Begušić; J. Vaníček 

CHIMIA International Journal for Chemistry

2021-04-01

Vol. 75 , num. 4, p. 261-266.

DOI : 10.2533/chimia.2021.261

How important are the residual nonadiabatic couplings for an accurate simulation of nonadiabatic quantum dynamics in a quasidiabatic representation?

S. Choi; J. Vaníček 

The Journal of Chemical Physics

2021-03-25

Vol. 154 , num. 12, p. 124119.

DOI : 10.1063/5.0046067

Finite-Temperature, Anharmonicity, and Duschinsky Effects on the Two-Dimensional Electronic Spectra from Ab Initio Thermo-Field Gaussian Wavepacket Dynamics

T. Begušić; J. Vaníček 

The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

2021-03-18

Vol. 12 , num. 11, p. 2997-3005.

DOI : 10.1021/acs.jpclett.1c00123

Efficient ab initio semiclassical dynamics for linear and nonlinear electronic spectroscopy

T. Begusic / Director(s) : J. Vanicek 

Lausanne: EPFL

2021

p. 203.

DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9240

Tuning the Thermal Stability and Photoisomerization of Azoheteroarenes through Macrocycle Strain**

S. Vela; A. Scheidegger; R. Fabregat; C. Corminboeuf 

Chemistry-A European Journal

2021

Vol. 27 , num. 1, p. 419-426.

DOI : 10.1002/chem.202003926