Understanding Energy Transfer and Photosynthesis through Multidimensional Spectroscopy
Dr Jeff Davis
Centre for Atom Optics and Ultrafast Spectroscopy,
Swinburne University of Technology
3:30 pm Friday, 21 August 2009,
EN101 (EN Building), Hawthorn.
Photosynthesis is essential to all life on earth, and to some
extent is well understood. There are however several processes that are essential to the efficient and
effective light harvesting, which are not well understood. Multidimensional spectroscopy provides a range of
experimental techniques that allow access to the ultrafast energy transfer dynamics, which may help solve some
of these mysteries. In this talk I will introduce some of these open questions, and discuss some of the work
being done here at Swinburne and at the University of California, Berkeley, which are leading to a greater
understanding of these processes.
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