Hans-Joachim Werner


Born April 16, 1950 in Hamburg, Germany.

Professor of Theoretical Chemistry, University of Stuttgart, Germany.
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Max-Planck award for international collaborations (1996); Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz award (2000); Wilhelm Jost medal of the Academy of Sciences, Göttingen (2001); Correspondence member, Academy of Sciences, Göttingen (since 2002); Gay-Lussac-Humboldt award (2008); ERC Advanced Grant (2012); Erich Hückel award for Theoretical Chemistry (2018); Member, Editorial Board Zeitschrift für Physikalische Chemie (1995-2012); Editor, Molecular Physics (2008-2013); Member, Commission for IT Infrastructure of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (1998–2003, Chairman 2001–2003); Member, Executive Board (Ständiger Ausschuss) of the Deutsche Bunsengesellschaft für Physikalische Chemie (1998-2003); Liaison Officer (Vertrauensdozent) of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft at the University of Stuttgart (2003-2012); Dean, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Stuttgart (2006-2012); Vice president for Organization and Research, University of Stuttgart (2012-2015). Retired Professor since 2018.

Author of:

More than 300 scientific articles in journals of Chemical Physics and Theoretical Chemistry

Important Contributions:

Second-order multiconfiguration self-consistent field methods, internally contracted multireference configuration interaction methods, multireference perturbation theory, linear scaling local electron correlation methods, explicitly correlated MP2 and Coupled-Cluster methods, analytical energy gradients, in particular for local correlation methods and multireference perturbation theory. Author of the MOLPRO quantum chemistry package ( Numerous applications of quantum chemical methods in spectroscopy and molecular dynamics; electronically excited states, highly accurate coupled potential energy surfaces for chemical reactions, non-adiabatic couplings, quasi-diabatic representations, quantum dynamics of non-adiabatic processes in atom-molecule collisions, photodissociation, and elementary chemical reactions.