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MBI conducts basic research in the field of nonlinear optics and ultrafast dynamics in the interaction of matter with laser light and pursues applications that emerge from this research. It develops and utilizes ultrashort and ultrafast lasers and laser-based short-pulse light sources in a wide spectral range in conjunction with nonlinear spectroscopy methods. The combined use of lasers with x-ray pulses from free electron lasers and synchrotrons complements this scientific program. With its research, MBI fulfills a nationwide mission and is an integral part of the international science community. It offers its facilities and its scientific know-how also to external researchers within the framework of an active guest programme. MBI is involved in various cooperative research projects with universities, other research institutions and industrial partners.
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Sub-picosecond photo-isomérisation in retinal proteins and rhodopsin-mimicking photo-switches: The role of S1/S2 mixing
Virtual, via Zoom link | MBI Colloquium
Prof. Dr. Stefan Haacke
Sub-picosecond photo-isomerisation is the major primary process of energy conversion in retinal proteins, and has as such been in the focus of extensive theoretical and experimental work over the past decades. In this talk, we revisit the long-standing question as to how the protein tunes the…
November 2020
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