Welcome to the Thoss Research Group


Our research covers a range of aspects and phenomena in the fields of theoretical condensed matter physics, chemical physics and nanophysics. The focus is the theory and simulation of nonequilibrium processes in many-body quantum systems, in particular nanostructures, surfaces, interfaces, and molecular systems. Theoretical and computational methods are being developed and applied to understand fundamental aspects of dynamics and transport in complex quantum systems. Applications include the simulation of charge- and energy transport as well as light-induced processes in the context of nanoscience and energy conversion, often in close collaboration with experimental groups from physics, chemistry and materials science.


Research Topics


Charge and energy transport in nanostructures

Quantum dynamics of ultrafast light-induced processes

Nonequilibrium processes in many-body quantum systems                  

Structural, electronic and optical properties of molecules, solids, surfaces and nanostructures

Charge transport in organic field-effect transistors Singlet fission in organic materials