Alec Owens

Post doctoral researcher

Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL)
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
Notkestrasse 85 (building 49a, room 212)
22607 Hamburg
Germany

The Hamburg Center for Ultrafast Imaging (CUI)
University of Hamburg
Luruper Chaussee 149
22761 Hamburg
Germany

 

CMI theory
+49-40-8994-6482

Research

My research is focused on high-accuracy simulations of the rovibrational dynamics of small molecules in the presence of external electric fields. Currently I am interested in molecules subject to extreme rotation, so-called molecular super-rotors, and the novel behaviour and properties that emerge. Previous research interests include the construction of high-level potential energy and dipole moment surfaces for use in variational nuclear motion calculations, molecular line list production, and investigating the sensitivity of spectral lines to a possible space-time variation of the proton-to-electron mass ratio.

Curriculum Vitae

2017 - presentPostdoctoral researcher, Center for Free Electron Laser Science, DESY, Hamburg
2013–2017 PhD Student at the University College London, UK
2013–2016 Visiting PhD Student at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany
2011–2012 MSc at the Imperial College London, UK
2007–2011 BSc at the University of Bristol, UK

Publications