Femtosecond Coherent Multidimensional Vibronic Spectroscopy

Max Planck Lecture on Non-Equilibrium Quantum Phenomena

  • Datum: 16.06.2021
  • Uhrzeit: 17:00 - 18:00
  • Vortragende: Munira Khalil
  • University of Washington
  • Ort: online via Zoom
  • Gastgeber: Andrea Cavalleri, Angel Rubio
Femtosecond Coherent Multidimensional Vibronic Spectroscopy


Multidimensional coherent spectroscopy such as two-dimensional infrared and two-dimensional electronic spectroscopy have become important tools to monitor complex non-equilibrium quantum phenomena. Recently we have developed multicolor spectroscopy combining a train of infrared and optical pulses to probe coupled vibrational and electronic coordinates.
In this talk, I will describe (i) the molecular level information contained in these experiments using a model vibronic Hamiltonian (ii) the experimental layout for performing the measurements and (iii) provide examples of how these techniques can measure vibronic couplings in molecular systems.


Munira Khalil is the Leon C. Jonson Endowed Professor of Chemistry at the University of Washington. She graduated with a B.A. in Chemistry and English from Colgate University in 1998 and went on to earn her Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2004. She conducted postdoctoral research as a Miller Research Fellow at the University of California at Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Professor Khalil launched her independent program at the University of Washington as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry in September 2007. Since July 2020, she is serving as Chair of the Department of Chemistry. Professor Khalil is an experimental physical chemist whose research program is focused on developing a microscopic understanding of how coupled electronic, vibrational, and solvent degrees of freedom optimize charge and energy transfer pathways in molecular photochemistry. Professor Khalil’s honors include the Dreyfus New Faculty Award (2007), Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering (2008), National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2009), Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship (2012), and the Camille-Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award (2013). Professor Khalil was named a Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow in 2011 and selected for the American Chemical Society Journal of Physical Chemistry Lectureship in 2014, and she is a Fellow of the American Physical Society (2017).

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