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Program of the International CECAM-Workshop
"Charge carrier dynamics in nanostructures: optoelectronic and photo-stimulated processes"

Bremen Center for Computational Materials Science - BCCMS 
University of Bremen, October 9th - 13th 2017

Monday, October 9th 2017
H+ Hotel Bremen (formerly known as RAMADA Ueberseehotel Bremen)

18:00

21:00

 

Registration


Tuesday, October 10th 2017 (House of Science Bremen, Downtown)

08:00

08:50

 

Registration

08:50

09:00

 

Opening and welcome, Thomas Frauenheim

Session:

 

Energy and charge transfer I

 

 

Chair: Christoph Lienau

09:00

09:40

 

Gregory D. Scholes, Princeton University, New Jersey, USA
Can coherence enhance function in chemical and biophysical systems?

09:40

10:20

 

Sergei Tretiak, Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico, USA
Coherent exciton-vibrational dynamics and energy transfer in conjugated organics

10:20

10:50

 

Coffee Break

10:50

11:30

 

Oleg V. Prezhdo, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
Excited state dynamics in nanoscale materials for solar energy harvesting

Session:

 

Energy and charge transfer II

11:30

12:10

 

Thomas A. Niehaus, Claude Bernard University
Lyon 1, France
Light absorption of contacted molecules

12:10

12:50

 

Jochen Blumberger, University College London, UK
Fragment orbital-based surface hopping for simulation of charge carrier transport in materials and biomolecules

12:50

 

 

 

Group photo

13:00

14:30

 

Lunch Break (Restaurant Stadtwirt) and Coffee

Session:

 

Photo-induced processes

 

 

 

 

Chair: Chiyung Yam

14:30

15:10

 

Ignacio Franco, University of Rochester, New York, USA
Stark control of electrons

15:10

15:50

 

Elisa Molinari, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia & CNR Modena, Italy
Understanding the early stages of exciton formation and charge separation in organics

15:50

16:20

 

Coffee Break

16:20

17:00

 

Sangam Chatterjee, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Germany
Crystalline heterostructures with defined molecular orientations: model systems for exciton studies

17:00

17:40

 

Yosuke Kanai, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
First-principles dynamics simulation of hot electron at semiconductor-molecule interfaces and in quantum dots: insights and challenges

19:00

21:30

 

Welcome Reception (Bremen Town Hall)


Wednesday, October 11th 2017 (House of Science Bremen, Downtown)

Session:

 

Optoelectronic processes and devices

 

 

 

 

Chair: Traian Dumitrica

08:30

09:10

 

Steven Cundiff, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
Optical multidimensional coherent spectroscopy of semiconductor nanostructures

09:10

09:50

 

Guanhua Chen, The University of Hong Kong, China
Quantum mechanical simulation of optoelectronic processes

09:50

10:20

 

Coffee Break

10:20

11:00

 

Heiko Appel, Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Hamburg, Germany
Ab-initio description of the quantum nature of light for photo-stimulated processes

11:00

11:40

 

Enrico Perfetto, National Research Council Modena, Italy
First-principles nonequilibrium Green's function approach to the correlated electron dynamics of atoms and molecules

11:40

12:20

 

Tyler L. Cocker, University of Regensburg, Germany
Ultrafast terahertz microscopy on the atomic scale

12:20

14:00

 

Lunch Break (Restaurant Stadtwirt) and Coffee

Session:

 

Time-resolved spectroscopy

 

 

 

 

Chair: Oliver Kühn

14:00

14:40

 

Christoph Lienau, University of Oldenburg, Germany
Ultrafast multidimensional spectroscopy of charge-transfer processes in light-harvesting systems

14:40

15:20

 

Tenio Popmintschev, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States
Design of coherent X-rays with arbitrary spectral, temporal shape, and spin and orbital angular momentum

15:20 16:00 Alejandro Molina-Sánchez, University of Valencia, Spain
Modeling ultra-short spectroscopy of 2D materials with ab-initio many-body perturbation theory

16:00

16:30

 

Coffee Break

16:30

17:10

 

Alfred Leitenstorfer, University of Konstanz, Germany
Quantum physics of electrons and photons in the few-particle and sub-cycle limits

17:10

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17:50

 

Sascha Schäfer, University of Göttingen, Germany
Ultrafast nanoscale dynamics probed by time-resolved electron microscopy

18:40

 

 

 

Bus Pickup to Conference Dinner
Venue: H+ Hotel Bremen
(formerly known as RAMADA Ueberseehotel Bremen), Wachtstraße 27-29

19:00

22:30

 

Conference Dinner (Restaurant Juergenshof)


Thursday, October 12th 2017 (House of Science Bremen, Downtown)


08:30


09:10

Andrea Trabattoni, Center for Free-Electron Laser-DESY, Hamburg, Germany
Real-time tracing of attosecond inelastic scattering in dielectric nanoparticles

Session:

Excitonic processes

 

 

 

 

Chair: Ulrich Kleinekathöfer

09:10

09:50

 

Akshay Rao, University of Cambridge, UK
From strongly bound excitons to free charges without energy loss: the role of vibronic dynamics and entropy

09:50

10:30

 

Chiyung Yam, Beijing Computational Science Research Center, China
Nanoscale optoelectronics: the interaction of nanoscale junctions with light

10:30

11:00

 

Coffee Break

11:00

11:40

 

Ravishankar Sundararaman, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, USA
Designing nano-materials for plasmonic hot carrier applications using ab initio multiphysics

11:40

12:20

 

Irene Burghardt, University of Frankfurt, Frankfurt/ Main, Germany
Quantum dynamics of ultrafast exciton and charge migration in pi-conjugated materials: coherence, confinement, and localization

12:20

13:00

 

Steven G. Louie, University of California at Berkeley, USA
Interaction and topological effects in the photophysics of two-dimensional materials

13:00

14:30

 

Lunch Break (Restaurant Stadtwirt) and Coffee

Session:

 

Charge and spin dynamics

 

 

 

 

Chair: Oleg V. Prezhdo

14:30

15:10

 

Eberhard K.U. Gross, Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Halle/Saale, Germany
Potential energy surfaces and Berry phases beyond the Born-Oppenheimer approximation: a novel approach to non-adiabatic dynamics

15:10

15:50

 

Johannes Lischner, Imperial College London, UK
Hot electron processes in plasmonic nanostructures

15:50

16:30

 

Gulio Cerullo, Politechnic University of Milan, Italy
Ultrafast carrier and spin dynamics in 2-dimensional semiconductors

17:55

 

 

 

Poster Mounting

18:00

21:00

 

Poster Session, Catering Buffet (House of Science)


Friday, October 13th 2017 (House of Science Bremen, Downtown)

Session:

Multi-dimensional spectroscopy

 

 

 

 

Chair: Guanhua Chen

08:30

09:10

 

Shaul Mukhamel, University of California, Irvine, USA
Study of nonadiabatic dynamics and conical  intersections by nonlinear broadband X-ray spectroscopy

09:10

09:50

 

Carlo Andrea Rozzi, National Research Council, Modena, Italy
On the role of ultrafast lattice dynamics in photo-induced charge separation

09:50

10:30

 

Tobias Brixner, University of Würzburg, Germany
Multidimensional spectroscopy with spatial and temporal resolution

10:30

11:00

 

Coffee Break

11:00

11:40

 

Cristián G. Sánchez, National University of Córdoba, Argentina
Dynamics of excited electrons in nanostructures from real-time time-dependent DFTB

11:40

12:20

 

Ivano Tavernelli, IBM Research-Zurich, Rueschlikon, Switzerland
Mixed quantum-classical methods for the simulation of photophysical and photochemical processes

12:20

13:00

 

Andrew P. Horsefield, Imperial College London, UK
Simulation of response of organic molecules to ultrafast laser pulses

13:00

13:10

 

Closing words: Thomas Frauenheim

13:10

 

 

 

Departure