Christian Ochsenfeld


Born March 30, 1968 in Karlsruhe, Germany

Professor of Theoretical Chemistry, University of Munich (LMU), Munich, Germany
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Ph.D. (summa cum laude, 1994) with Reinhart Ahlrichs (Karlsruhe), DFG fellowat UC Berkeley (1995-1998), Liebig fellow (1998-2000), Emmy Noether fellow (2000-2002), Professor at University of Tübingen (2002-2010), since 2010 Chair of Theoretical Chemistry (LMU Munich), Mulliken lecture 2012, teaching award 2016 at Bavarian Universities, organizer ofWATOC2017 in Munich (2017), IAQMS member (2017), elected WATOC board member (2017), Max-Planck fellow at MPI-FKF (2017)

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more than 130 scientific publications

Important Contributions:

  • Linear-scaling methods for HF, DFT, MP2, SAPT, RPA, and beyond RPA methods for large molecular systems.
  • Linear- and sublinear-scaling methods for calculating molecular properties of large systems at various quantum-chemical levels: examples include NMR chemical shifts, spin-spin couplings, IR frequencies, hyperfine couplings, polarizabilities, hyperpolarizabilities.
  • Fast quantum-chemical methods for describing the dynamics of ground and excited states within the group's own FermiONs++ program package that allows for high-performance computing on modern computing architectures (including, e.g., GPUs)
  • Application of quantum-chemical methods for studying biochemical systems such as, e.g., DNA repair mechanisms, discrimination processes in RNA polymerase, or epigenetic processes.