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My research and my projects
My research projects revolve around developing and implementing algorithms for the quantum-chemical modelling of atoms and molecules.
I investigate, for example, how unusual basis functions (e.g. Coulomb-Sturmians or finite elements) could be employed when solving the fundamental equations of quantum chemistry. Related to this I wish to address the question, how a quantum-chemicael software package could be designed, such that it is both modular and enables experimentation. Read more ...
My teaching activities
Since the beginning of my PhD I have been involved with tutoring in introductory classes for chemistry or computer science students and offerd a couple of short courses about scripting and programming. Furthermore I helped organising a summer school for year 12 pupils, in which we offered a course about basic quantum chemistry. Teaching overview ...