Alec Owens

Post doctoral researcher

Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL)
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
Notkestrasse 85 (building 49a, room 211)
22607 Hamburg

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


CMI theory


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