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Theoretical spectroscopy is a useful alternative to experiment: Not only is the assignment of spectroscopical signals to specific state-to-state transitions possible, but also environmental and temperature effects can be modelled in detail. We use quantum chemical ab initio methods or quantum dynamical techniques to evaluate spectra of isolated and embedded molecular species. Examples are (numbering refers to publication list):
Spectroscopy is often photophysics, i.e., no bonds are broken or made. The same is true for pure, laser-induced electron dynamics. In our group we are also interested in photochemistry, as stated above.