Dr. Andrey Yachmenev

Teamleader "CMI Theory"

Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL)
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
Notkestrasse 85 (building 99, room O3.015)
22607 Hamburg



CMI theory


We develop novel theoretical models and computational tools for investigation of electronic and nuclear quantum dynamics of molecules, that is based around the software packages Richmol and TROVE. We aim to develop a general purpose methods that are highly accurate and therefore quantitatively predictive and at the same time scalable to real-world complex systems. Current research projects include development of machine learning methods for variational simulations of nuclear motion dynamics in weakly-bound complexes, symmetry breaking phenomena of nuclear spin conversion and molecular chirality, and photoelectron dynamics, such as photoelectron circular dichroism and laser induced electron diffraction.

Curriculum Vitae

2016 - presentCMI Theory team leader at Center for Free Electron Laser Science, DESY, Hamburg
2014–2016 Marie-Curie Fellow at the University College London, UK
2013–2014 Postdoctoral researcher at the University College London, UK
2011–2013 Postdoctoral researcher at the Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
2007–2011 PhD dissertation at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim an der Ruhr