MBI Theory Group

Imaging and controlling correlated electron dynamics in molecules.

Our goals

  • Time- and space-resolved imaging and control of charge migration, electron rearrangement, autoionization, coupling of the electronic and vibrational motions in molecules.
  • Understand the role of attosecond coherent electron dynamics in chemical reactivity
  • Scientific highlights

  • Freeing electrons to better trap them [see 1, 2, 3]
  • From insulator to conductor in a flash [see 1, 2].
  • A spinning top of light [see 1, 2].
  • C'mon electrons, let's do the twist! Twisting electrons can tell right-handed and left-handed molecules apart [see 1, 2].
  • Ultrafast preparation and detection of ring currents in single atoms [see 1]
  • Spin polarization by strong field ionization [see 1, 2]
  • Probing molecular chirality on a sub-femtosecond timescale [see 1,2,3]
  • Ascertaining tunneling time [see 1,2,3].
  • You can find us here.