at the University of Toronto
is engaged in research at the interface of
Chemistry, Physics, Applied Mathematics and Computer Science.
The work of the faculty members spans a wide range of disciplines.
QUANTUM DISSIPATIVE SYSTEMS
QUANTUM AND CLASSICAL DYNAMICS OF COMPLEX SYSTEMS
QUANTUM COHERENT CONTROL
DYNAMICS OF LIQUIDS
SELF-PROPELLED PARTICLES AND MOLECULAR MACHINES
STATISTICAL MECHANICS OF POLYMERS
PHASE TRANSITIONS AND CRITICAL PHENOMENA
Long polymer molecules can be highly entangled. Here the entanglement simplifies to a trefoil.
Trajectory of adenylate kinase undergoing enzymatic cycles in a crowded environment.
Nonadiabatic proton transfer between covalent and ionic states in molecular complex in a polar molecule nanoclauster.
A chemically-powered polymer nanomotor.
Conformational changes in adenylate kinase from the fully open to fully closed conformations during the enzyme catalysis of ATP + ADP --> 2 ADP.
Laser induced femtosecond electric currents in a polyacetylene wire
attached to gold leads.
Classical-Quantum Corresepondence in the Coherent Control of Transport.
Studies of transport and dissipation in molecular electronic junctions:
What is the role of electron-electron and electron-vibration interactions
on the junction's current-voltage characteristics, heating effects and thermoelectric properties?