Department of Molecular Physics

The research in the Department of Molecular Physics focuses on the structure and the intra- and inter-molecular dynamics of molecular systems, from diatomic molecules to biological macromolecules, either in isolation or in interaction with their environment. For this, new experimental methods to manipulate and control, to characterise and to spectroscopically investigate these molecular systems are developed and exploited. 
 

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Dr. Jascha Alexander Lau appointed Research Group Leader at the Fritz-Haber-Institut since January 2024

The Fritz-Haber-Institut of the Max Planck Society is pleased to announce that Dr. Jascha Alexander Lau has joined the Department of Molecular Physics as a research group leader. Dr. Lau, an accomplished chemist, has been recognized with the Otto Hahn Medal and Award for his exceptional contributions to the field of physical chemistry. more

Germany's Journey Towards Open Access of Scientific Publications

An Interview with Prof. Dr. Gerard Meijer more

Radiation damage mechanisms: Study shows water ionization hot-spots form around solvated metal ions

A new international study, has revealed insights into the mechanisms underlying radiation damage at the molecular level. The research, published in Nature Chemistry, reveals how extensive, localized water ionization occurs due to the ultrafast processes triggered by core-level ionization of solvated metal ions. more

Rao Prize for Ju Hyeon Lee

Rao Prize for Ju Hyeon Lee

September 15, 2023

South Korean PhD student Ju Hyeon Lee, whose research focuses on spectroscopy and control of chiral molecules, has been awarded one of the esteemed Rao Prizes at the 2023 International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy. This recognition highlights her significant contributions to the field of molecular spectroscopy, positioning her among the notable scholars in this area of study. more

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