Joensuu, Finland

Quantum Mechanics for Photonics: From Molecular Spectroscopy to Low Dimensional Materials Applications

when 12 August 2024 - 16 August 2024
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 300

The “Quantum mechanics for photonics: From molecular spectroscopy to low dimensional materials applications” course aims to provide a modern point of view on the quantum mechanics of many-electron systems. The main objectives of the course are to understand the principles of quantum mechanical calculations of optical properties of complex molecular and low dimensional systems (i), to gain knowledge about applications of results of quantum mechanical calculations in modern science, industry, and technology (ii), and to gain basic skills in techniques of quantum mechanical calculations (iii).
The content of the course involves the basic ideas and concepts of a quantum theory of many-electron systems, main approximations, methods of calculations, and their applications for solving fundamental and applied photonics problems. The practical part contains exercises and tests for performing geometry optimization, calculation and analysis of the electronic structure and optical properties, comparison of methods, interpretation of the experimental data based on calculations, using the symmetry, visualization of the calculation results, and others.

Course leader

Noora Heikkilä (

Target group

MSc and PhD students in physics and photonics.

Credits info

2 EC

Fee info

EUR 300: Course fee. The fee for UEF partner university students is 250 e.
EUR 200: The course fee for exchange students starting at UEF in autumn 2024.


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