Jürgen Hauer

Multidimensional Molecular Spectroscopy

Our work aims at deciphering energy transfer pathways and mechanisms in molecules and molecular aggregates. The timescale of such processes is defined by the speed of atomic motion in such molecules, namely in the femtosecond (10-15 second) range. This renders time-resolved laser spectroscopy with femtosecond pulses the method of choice, allowing us to describe the crucial role of molecular vibrations in energy transfer of photosynthetic light harvesting complexes.