Profound solutions to today's grand challenges for our society like global climate change and energy production rely on a thorough scientific understanding of the underlying natural processes and their interrelations. For this purpose, we study in the Ultrafast Chemical Physics laboratory the physical principles governing the atmospheric chemistry driven by sunlight and surface reactions in energy conversion. Our approach to resolve these processes on the inherent time scale of atomic motion requires extremely fast, thereby the epithet ultrafast, lasers and sophisticated detection methods. This is by no means simple, but extremely rewarding. Accordingly, we are in a position to provide good insights into these challenges which are achievable only in a few laboratories in the world.
Further details and contact information: