States in the Continuum: Recent Progress in Non-Hermitian Quantum Chemistry: Anna Krylov, Professor of Chemistry, University of Southern California Los Angeles

Event time: 
January 23, 2023 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Event description: 

Join Yale Chemistry for a Theoretical Chemistry Seminar with Anna Krylov, Professor of Chemistry, University of Southern California Los Angeles.


Owing to the progress in many-body theories and computer hardware,  quantum chemistry tools are now routinely used in chemistry and physics, providing both high-quality quantitative data (often rivaling the experimental measurements) and invaluable qualitative insights (crucial for interpretation of the experimental observations). Despite its success in treating a broad range of electronic structures, ranging from ground-state closed-shell molecules to excited states and strongly correlated systems, quantum chemistry is still lagging behind when electronically metastable states (i.e, resonances embedded in the ionization continuum) are concerned. This lecture  will provide a concise overview of the progress in extending quantum chemistry into the continuum. The main emphasis will be on exploring the ideas of non-Hermitian quantum mechanics within  the framework of  coupled-cluster and equation-of-motion coupled-cluster theory. The need for theoretical tools for treating metastable states will be illustrated by examples, ranging from small molecules involved in various plasmas, to electrochemistry, and plasmonic catalysis.
1. T.-C. Jagau, K.B. Bravaya, and A.I. Krylov, Extending quantum chemistry of bound states to electronic resonances, Ann. Rev. Phys. Chem. 68 525  (2017)
2. M. Mukherjee, R. Kumar T. P., M. Rankovic, P. Nag, J. Fedor, and A.I. Krylov, Spectroscopic signatures of states in the continuum characterized by a joint experimental and theoretical study of pyrrole, J. Chem. Phys.  157 204305 (2022)

Date: January 23, 2023
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: SCL 160

This seminar is generously sponsored by the Mrs. Hepsa Ely Silliman Memorial Fund