• Develop high performance computer codes and spectroscopic algorithms.
  • Perform predictive simulations and model calculations.
  • Collaborate with teams performing innovative experiments at world-class facilities.
  • Investigate material properties through x-ray, optical, and ultrafast spectroscopy.
  • Use spectroscopy to tackle global challenges related to energy and the environment.

Vision Statement

To develop a world class program on the theory of spectroscopy, with the goal of understanding, and controlling non-equilibrium phenomena and the emergent dynamics of coupled charge, spin, lattice, and orbital degrees of freedom at their natural time- and length-scales, utilizing advanced theory and numerical simulations and a unique set of light sources spanning THz to X-rays, with particular emphasis on science that is enabled by the west coast light sources: the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) & Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL) at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory & the Advanced Light Source (ALS) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL).

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