Dr. phys. Dmitrijs Bočarovs from ISSP UL Laboratory of Computer Modeling of Electronic Structure of Solids attended CECAM School “Nonadiabatic Molecular Dynamics in Three Different Flavors” in Lausanne, Switzerland from February 26 to March 2.
The central idea of this School was to introduce the 40 participants to general concepts of computational photochemistry as well as three distinct methods for nonadiabatic molecular dynamics: Multiconfiguration Time-Dependent Hartree (MCTDH), Ab Initio Multiple Spawning (AIMS), and Trajectory Surface Hopping (TSH). The mornings were dedicated to lectures for each method, and exercises on the computer were organized each afternoon. The main goal of these exercises was for the participants to play with each technique and to be able to use them in their own research.