CRC - Se­mi­nar

Win­ter term 2020/21

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08.02.2021Prof. Dr. Mikhail Lemeshko
Institute of Science and Technology Austria Klosterneuburg, Austria
"Electrons in chiral molecules: what's the matter with spin-orbit coupling?"

Prof. Dr. Kilian Singer

Universität Kassel

"Quantum sensing protocol for motionally chiral Rydberg atoms"

Dr. Kilian Fehre
Institut für Kernphysik
Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität
Frankfurt am Main

(changed speaker)
Prof. Dr. Melanie Schnell
AG Schnell
Deutsches Elektronensynchrotron (DESY)

"Enantiosensitive Structure Determination using Photoelectron Scattering on Single Molecules"



"Assessing the performance of rotational spectroscopy in chiral analysis"

14.12.2020Prof. Dr.  Anastasia Borschevsky
The Van Swinderen Institute
for Particle Physics and Gravity
University of Groningen
"Molecules as probes for physics beyond the Standard Model"

Prof. Dr. Niels Hendriksen
Department of Chemistry
Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby


Dr. Tim Schäfer
Department of
Dynamics at Surfaces
MPI Göttingen

"Chirality Detection of Surface Reaction Products using Photoelectron Circular Dichroism"

In the summer term 2020 the SFB seminar will take place as a virtual seminar due to the corona pandemic. 

  • Weekday: Monday
  • Start: 15:15 hrs (maximum until 17:00 hrs)
    The room will be open for introductory talks from 14:45 hrs
  • Location: Zoom Meeting Room (see Mails for ID)
  • Access for SFB-externals: Please ask for login information via sfb1319[at]uni-kassel[dot]de

Sum­mer term 2020


Konstantin Gaul 
AG Berger // Universität Marburg

Dr. Stefan Buhmann
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Junior Fellow / DFG Emmy Noether Fellow

"Towards Detection of Dark Matter and Lorentz Invariance Violation with Chiral Molecules"

“Photon-mediated interactions”


Dr. Markus Ilchen

Group leader of a
Peter Paul Ewald Group 
associated to the 
AG Ehresmann

"Exploring ultrafast dynamics in chiral molecules with free-electron lasers"

Prof. Dr. Rita Wodzinski &
Prof. Dr. David Di Fuccia

Leaders of the groups
Physical education &
Chemical education
University Kassel 

"Transferring SFB ELCH activities to foster the understanding of science in schools"

Prof. Dr. Kilian Singer

AG Singer
Universität Kassel

"Bottom up nano scale quantumtechnologies"

Dr. Denis Kargin

AG Pietschnig
Universität Kassel

"Handling of chemical substances"

Win­ter term 2019/2020


Prof. Shannon Whitlock

Universität Straßburg

"Quantum and classical dynamics of driven-dissipative Rydberg gases"

Prof. Dr. Peter Schreiner

Institut für Organische Chemie, Justus Liebig Universität Gießen


"Selected topics on the stereochemistry of hydrocarbons"                                                                


Prof. Dr. Hans Jakob Wörner

Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, ETH Zürich

"Probing chiral dynamics on femtosecond and attosecond time scales"

Dr. Markus Kitzler

Senior Scientist
Photonics Institute, TU Wien

"Measurement and control of molecular dynamics with strong laser fields"


Dr. Andrés Ordóñez

Strong Field Theory Group
Max-Born-Institut, Berlin

"Chiral measurements in the electric-dipole approximation"

Dr. Monika Leibscher

Universität Kassel
SFB-Projekt C3/Koch

"Enantio-selective excitation of rotational states: on M-degeneracy and contollability of chiral system"

Workshop in Hamburg

Prof. Dr. Wybren Jan Buma (CANCELLED due to illness)

Van't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences
University of Amsterdam

"Vibrational Circular Dichroism: fingerprinting molecular chirality and structure"

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Boesl

Fakultät für Chemie, Technische Universität München

"Enantio-sensitive laser spectroscopy & mass spectrometry"

Dr. Christian Merten

Research Group Leader with Heisenberg Fellowship, 
Organic Chemistry II, Ruhr-University Bochum

"Vibrational CD spectroscopy in cryogenic
environments: Fundamental aspects and applications in photochemistry"

Prof. Dr. Klaus Blaum

Max-Planck-Insitut für Kernphysik, Universität Heidelberg

"Physics with Penning traps towards the precision limit"

Prof. Dr. Keiichi Tanaka

Kyushi University, Japan

zur Zeit SFB-Gastwissenschaftler @ AG Giesen

"Proton Tunneling and Nuclear Spin Conversion of Molecules"

Prof. Kiyoshi Ueda

Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials (IMRAM), Tohoku University, Japan

SFB Sonderseminar - Raum HS298 / Zeit: 15:15
"Ultrafast electronic and structural dynamics study by x-ray free electron lasers"

Sum­mer term 2019


Prof. Vladimiro Mujica

School of Molecular Sciences        Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ/USA

SFB Sonderseminar - Raum HS100 / Zeit: 15:15

"Enhanced magnetoresistance in chiral molecular junctions"


Dr. Andreas Hans

Nano and Molecular Systems (NANOMO) Research Unit,
University of Oulu,

SFB Sonderseminar - Raum HS298 / Zeit: 16:15
"Microsolvated chiral molecules - impact of the environment on molecular photophysics and symmetry"

Prof. Dr. Vitanov

University Sofia
Faculty for Physics

"Efficient detection and separation of chiral molecules with 'shortcuts to adiabaticity' and composite techniques"

Workshop in Marburg: 
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kuhl,

Université de Nice
Sophia Antipolis

Title (Monday.): "Computation of Molecular Chirality Signatures in the Electron Cloud"
Title (Tuesday): "Experimental microwave emulation of molecular spectra and transport through molecules based on the Hückel model"


Dr. Andrey Yachmenev

Centre for Free Electron Laser Science, Hamburg


"Creating, imaging, and controlling chiral molecules with electric fields"



Prof. Dr. Ulrich Siemeling

Metallorganische Chemie
Universität Kassel

"Planar chirality in ferrocene chemistry"


Dr. Samuel Dawkins /
Dr. Daqing Wang

Experimental Physik I
Universität Kassel

"Recognition and Conversion of a Single Cold Chiral Molecule (Proposal)" - Dr. Dawkins

"Examine Chirality using Light Forces and Matter-Wave Interference: a Proposal" - Dr. Wang


Dr. Gustavo Garcia
DESIRS Beamline Scientist Synchrotron Soleil, Frankreich

"Recent physical and analytical insights on photoelectron circular dichroism at DESIRS"


Dr. Caterina Vozzi

CNR-IFN, Institut for Photonics and Nanotechnologies, Milano

"Femtosecond chiral dynamics probed by core level spectroscopy"


Prof. Dr. Holger Lyre

Universität Magdeburg

"Handedness and the metaphysics of space: mirror symmetry, incongruent counterparts and parity violation" ("Metaphysik im "Handumdrehen": Spiegelsymmetrie, inkongruente Gegenstücke und Paritätsverletzung")


Dr. Stefan Buhmann

Universität Freiburg

"Macroscopic quantum electrodynamics with chiral molecules: From discriminatory dispersion forces and energy transfer to photonic Bose–Einstein condensates"


Win­ter term 2018/19


Prof. Laurence Barron

University of Glasgow

"Symmetry and Chirality: where Physics Shakes Hands with Chemistry and Biology"

Prof. Olga Smirnova

Technische Universität Berlin und Max- Born Institute Berlin

"Locally and globally chiral optical fields for controlling ultrafast chiral dynamics"

Dr. Sérgio Domingos
Desy, Hamburg

M.Sc.Alexander Kastner 
Uni Kassel, Baumert Group

SFB-Internal double Feature: 

Title Domingos-Talk:
"The nature of chiral recognition: rotational signatures of the dimer topologies of styrene oxide"

Title Kastner-Talk:
"Photoelectron Circular Dichroism investigated on the Nanosecond Timescale"


Prof. David Patterson

University of California,

Santa Barbara


"Quantum Control of Chiral Molecules"


Prof. Piero Decleva

Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche

Universita' di Trieste

"Chiral Effects in Molecular Photoionization: Theoretical and Computational Tools"


Dr. Jason Greenwood

Queen's University of Belfast

"Asymmetric Photoelectron Emission from Chiral Molecules"


Prof. Martin Suhm

Institut für Physikalische Chemie

Universität Göttingen

Start 4 pm!!

Robert-Bunsen-Vorlesung 2018 (LINK):

"Chirality recognition between molecules in the gas phase"


Prof. Jürgen Stohner

Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften

"Small Chiral Molecules: Synthesis, Spectroscopy and Quantum Dynamics"


Dr. Maria Eugenia Sanz

Department of Chemistry, King’s College / London

"Odorants and Broadband Rotational Spectroscopy: What can we Learn?"

Dr. Samuel Beaulieu

Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society / Berlin

"Using Attosecond and Strong-Field Physics Toolbox to Study Photoionization of Chiral Molecules"

Sum­mer term 2018




Dr. Jörg Götte

School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Glasgow


"Chiral optical potentials, forces and shifts"



17 Uhr

Phys. Kolloquium

Dr. Thomas Berghöfer, GENERA Project, 

DESY Hamburg

"Gender equality in Physics: Field Report of the European funded GENERA Project"



(15-17 Uhr)

Prof. Dr. Martin Quack

Physikalische Chemie, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Zürich

"Die Spiegelsymmetrie des Raumes und die Molekulare Chiralität: Von den Symmetrieverletzungen der Physik zur Stereochemie und zur Biologischen Evolution"


Prof. Dr. Stefanie Gräfe

Institute for Physical Chemistry,
Abbe Center for Photonics, Jena

"Strong-field ionization of 2D molecular model systems by circularly polarized laser fields"

Kilian Fehre

Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt

"Chiral signals from achiral molecules"