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Nils Hertl

Post doctoral research

My current research project is about disentangling the discombobulated nature of the dynamics of adsorbed particles on metal surfaces. In particular, I strive to attain a profound understanding of how the electron population of the metal surface affects the coupling between metal's electrons and the degrees of freedom of the adsorbed atoms or molecules. To do so, I perform molecular dynamics simulation that go beyond the Born-Oppenheimer simulations, such as molecular dynamics with electronic friction (MDEF) or independent electron surface hopping (IESH), on both model systems and real systems.

General research interests

My general research interests range from many-body physics to theoretical modelling of chemical reactions. In particular, I am passionate about the following fields:

  1. Condensed matter theory
  2. Material science
  3. Kinetics and dynamics
  4. Theoretical Chemistry
  5. Molecular dynamics


The published work, which I contributed to, can be found by clicking on the URL below.

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Academic background

2018 - 2022 PhD Max-Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
2015-2017 M.Sc Material Science Georg-August Universität Göttingen
2013-2017 M.Sc Chemistry Georg-August Universität Göttingen
2010 - 2013 B.Sc Chemistry

Georg-August Universität Göttingen

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