Benchmark experiments for numerical quantum chemistry

We are excited to get started with BENCh, the new DFG-funded research training group on “Benchmark Experiments for Numerical Quantum Chemistry”, in January 2019. Experimental benchmarking is among our favourite research activities. It involves a careful choice of molecular systems to be probed by unique and complementary experimental setups, also in intense cooperation with local and external partners. The goal is to establish firm reference points for the assessment of theoretical methods, carefully avoiding or at least assessing fortuitous error cancellation sources. We like to practice “Vibrational Spectroscopy at the Service of Quantum Chemistry” in the best sense, to make the traditional opposite approach of “Quantum Chemistry at the Service of Vibrational Spectroscopy” even more powerful.

Join us in getting started with BENCh—as a research student, as a doctoral researcher, as a guest scientist or as a cooperation partner. BENCh is also looking for a new junior faculty member with benchmarking spirit on gas phase structure determination in 2019. Stay tuned.