Quantum Dynamics and Control of Chemical Reactions: From Cold Molecules to Quantum Biology

Event Dates: 

Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 4:00pm

CTQM Seminar Type: 

  • Related Seminar Series

Speaker Name(s): 

Dr. Timur Tscherbul

Speaker Affiliation(s): 

University of Toronto

Abstract, Event Details: 

Ultracold molecular gases hold the promise of revolutionizing atomic, molecular, and chemical physics by enabling high-resolution quantum control of molecular interactions with external electromagnetic fields.

In the first part of this talk, I will present an efficient theoretical method for calculating low-temperature chemical reaction rates in the presence of electromagnetic fields. Using this method, I will show that electric fields with magnitudes