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Thu 2022-12-08 17:00 CET

Quantum Science Seminar #69: Relativistic Quantum Mechanics
Robert Berger
Philipps-Universität Marburg
Marburg — Germany
Relativistic effects and their role in chirality and fundamental physics
This lecture shall serve two main purposes: Firstly, it shall provide an overview of special relativity and various relativistic electronic structure approaches. Secondly, it shall highlight the crucial role of relativistic effects in the description of molecular chirality and in fundamental physics research. Most importantly, the search for a violation of discrete symmetries like parity and time-reversal symmetry can benefit from large relativistic enhancement factors that can be taken advantage of with specifically tailored molecules containing heavy nuclei.