The Reiher Group

Welcome to the Reiher Research Group

M. Reiher, M. Haag, M. Stiebritz, O. Sala, F. Krausbeck, T. Weymuth,  A. Finkelmann, A. Kovyrshin, M. Bergeler, S. Knecht, R. Isenegger, B. Simmen, S. Keller, Y. Ma, H.P. Lüthi, H. Pinto de Magalhaes, S. Jungen



Research in the Reiher group is devoted to general theoretical chemistry. The main focus is on the development of theory and algorithms for the calculation of electronic structures based on the first principles of quantum mechanics. The aim of our efforts is to derive quantitative means as well as concepts for understanding chemical processes. All current projects may be grouped according to four main research directions: Relativistic quantum chemistry, bioinorganic and coordination chemistry, theoretical spectroscopy (mainly vibrational spectroscopy), and the description of electron-electron interactions and correlations within wavefunction-based and density-functional methods. One intellectual driving force for our work is the desire to selectively extract relevant (often local) information from a strongly interacting system of particles without introducing arbitrary assumptions on the subsystem.


Corrections 1st
edition (update July


Past Events:

Mariapfarr Workshop 2012 on Relativistic Quantum Chemistry

14th - 17th February 2012

Designing Molecular
Functionality: Challenges for Theoretical Approaches


21st - 25th August 2011
47th Symposium for
Theoretical Chemistry
STC 2011

Modeling natural and
artificial photosynthesis

from 7 March 2011 through
11 March 2011

CECAM-Workshop ETH Zurich:
Tensor network methods for
quantum c


September 4-6, 2012 Dresden



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