The overall theme of my research concerns relativistic molecular calculations. In the past four decades the role of relativity in the chemistry of the heavy elements has been demonstrated. Without relativity

  • gold would have the same colour as silver
  • mercury would not be liquid at room temperature
  • your car would not start (with a lead battery)
During my Master thesis I initiated the development of DIRAC, a general code for 2- and 4-component relativistic molecular calculations. I have mostly worked on the calculation of molecular properties in a relativistic framework, including parity non-conservation of parity in chiral molecules.

Current research projects include:

  • ERC Advanced Grant HAMP-vQED:
    Highly Accurate Molecular Properties using variational QED.
  • Theoretical spectroscopy using the full semiclassical light-matter interaction