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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | Mathematisch-Naturwissen­schaft­liche Fakultät | Institut für Physik | Kolloquium | Alle Termine | Antrittsvorlesung: Frau Prof. Dr. Caterina Cocchi (Institut für Physik der HU Berlin)

Antrittsvorlesung: Frau Prof. Dr. Caterina Cocchi (Institut für Physik der HU Berlin)

Vortrag zum Thema: "Light-matter interaction at the nanoscale: Optical properties of materials from first principles"
Wann 23.01.2018 von 15:15 bis 17:00 (Europe/Berlin / UTC100) iCal
Wo Lise-Meitner-Haus, Christian-Gerthsen-Hörsaal, Newtonstraße 15, 12489 Berlin

Antrittsvorlesung: Frau Prof. Dr. Caterina Cocchi (Institut für Physik der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) spricht zum Thema "Light-matter interaction at the nanoscale: Optical properties of materials from first principles"

Abstract

In this lecture I am going to show the predictive power of first-principles methods to describe light-matter interaction at the nanoscale. With the aid of two examples from my current research I will discuss the main challenges of these approaches and illustrate their capability to describe and rationalize optical properties of any material. I will do so by considering optical nonlinearities in photo-absorbing molecules under intense laser irradiation, and by investigating electron-hole pairs in van der Waals heterostructures.