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NoraH M. Hoffmann

 

Physics phd Student

 

Research

My main interest lies in theoretical research of the light-matter interaction in cavity quantum electrodynamics on the interface of quantum optics and quantum chemistry. In particular my research focuses on extending Mixed-Quantum Classical Trajectory Methods as well as the concept of Time-Dependent Potential Energy Surfaces, traditionally introduced to electron-nuclear problems, to the explicit photonic degrees of freedom in order to meet the demand of developing an ab initio theoretical description of cavity modified chemical systems.

 

NEWS

!New Publication!

 

Our new paper on "Exact Potential Energy Surfaces for Molecules" is now available on :

https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.123.083201

!New Publication!

 

Happy to announce that the paper "Capturing Vacuum Fluctuations and Photon Correlations in Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics with Multi-Trajectory Ehrenfest Dynamics" of Norah M. Hoffmann et al. is now available in Physical Review A : https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.99.063819

ACS national Meeting 2018

 

Norah will be giving a talk on the topic Light-Matter Interactions in Optical Cavities Beyond the Classical Maxwell Description at this year's ACS Summer Meeting in Boston.

Information: Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 4:55pm Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Room: 205B ;  Session: From Potential Energy Surfaces to Dynamics & Kinetic.

!New Publication!

Happy to announce that the paper "Light-Matter Interactions via the Exact Factorization Approach" of Norah M. Hoffmann et al. is published in Eur. Phys. J. B (2018) 91: 180 : https://doi.org/10.1140/epjb/e2018-90177-6

APS March Meeting 2018

 

Norah will be giving a talk on the topic Light-Matter Interactions in Optical Cavities Beyond the Classical Maxwell Description at this year's APS March Meeting in Los Angeles.

Information: Monday, March 5, 2018 at 4:50pm in LACC, Room: 406A ;  Session C29: First-principles Modeling of Excited-State Phenomena in Materials III: Phonons, Spins, Dynamics.

Visiting Scholar, CUNY

Since June 2017 Norah is visiting the lab of Prof. Neepa Maitra at City University New York.  Here her work focuses on extending the exact factorization to the electron-photon problem and apply this novel approaches to spontaneous and stimulated emission for atoms and molecules in optical cavities.

IMPRS Scholarship

 

Since May 2017 Norah holds a scholarship of the International Max Planck Research School for Ultrafast Imaging & Structural Dynamics (IMPRS). The IMPRS international PhD program offers training opportunities in the areas of ultra-intense electron and X-ray sources for directly observing atomic motions during primary events, and ultrafast imaging over the relevant length and time scales to come to new levels of understanding of the interplay between structure and dynamics.

!New Publication!

 

Our new paper on "Benchmarking Semiclassical and Perturbative Methods for Real-time Simulations of Cavity-Bound Emission and Interference" is now available on :

https://arxiv.org/abs/1909.07177

 
 

CONTACT

Max-Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamic of the Matter

Bldg. 99 (CFEL)

Luruper Chaussee 149

22761 Hamburg

Germany