Trond Saue, born 1964 in Norway, is a CNRS senior scientist (DR1). After obtaining a PhD in theoretical chemistry at the university of Oslo in 1996, he did postdocs at the University of Odense (Denmark) and Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier (France) and worked as associate professor at the University of Tromsø (Norway) before joining CNRS in 2001. He first worked at the Laboratoire de chimie quantique in Strasbourg before moving to Toulouse in 2010 to join the Laboratoire de Chimie et Physique Quantiques. He is an expert in relativistic quantum chemsitry and initiated the DIRAC program for relativistic molecular calculations, of which he today is one of five main authors. Since 2011 he is director of the European Summerschool in Quantum Chemistry (ESQC). In 2016 he was elected member of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science.
postdoc 01/02/2022 – 31/01/2024
Johann Pototschnig, born 1987 in Austria, obtained his PhD (entitled A theoretical study of metal containing diatomic molecules: Quantum chemical studies on selected systems featuring electric and magnetic dipole moments) in technical physics at the Graz University of Technology in 2016, under the supervision of Wolfgang E. Ernst and Andreas W. Hauser. He then did postdocs at the Max Planck Institut für Kohlenforschung in Mülheim (2018) and at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (2019-2020). His main task in the HAMP-vQED project will be to work on the two-electron interaction, going beyond the instantaneous Coulomb two-electron interaction.
postdoc 14/02/2022 – 13/02/2024
Maen Salman, born 1994 in Lebanon, obtained a bachelor degree in Physics at the Lebanese University in 2015. He next obtained a Master degree at the Aix-Marseille university in 2018 and then his PhD (entitled Quantum Electrodynamic Corrections in Quantum Chemistry) at the Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier University in 2022. His main task in the HAMP-vQED project will be to work on a variational formulation of QED, including regularisation and renormalization in coordinate space.
Postdoc April 2022 - April 2024
Jan Brandejs, born 1992 in the Czech Republic, obtained his PhD (entitled Tensor Network-based Computational Methods for Strongly Correlated Molecular Quantum Mechanics) in theoretical physics at the Charles University in 2022, under the supervision of Libor Veis. His main task in the HAMP-vQED project will be to work on the creation of an advanced programming environment for relativistic coupled-cluster developments.
Master 2 internship (chemistry) March - July 2022
Gabriele Fabbro, born 1998 in Pordenone, Italy, obtained a bachelor degree in chemistry at the University of Trieste in 2020 and is currently pursuing a Master of theoretical chemistry at the same institution. His internship, associated with HAMP-vQED project, will be to work on analysis and accurate calculations of the electric field gradient at nuclear position, used in combination with experiment to extract nuclear electric quadrupole moments, but also providing information about chemical bonding.
Master 2 internship (physics) March - September 2022
Ryan Benazzouk, born 1999 in Paris, is currently pursuing a double diploma between ISAE-Supaero, studying engineering, and Université Paul Sabatier, studying theoretical physics. His internship, associated with HAMP-vQED project, will be to study vacuum polarization within a finite basis approximation.