Università degli Studi di Trieste

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Address
Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche e Farmaceutiche, Universita’ di Trieste, Via Giorgeri 1, 34127 Trieste, Italy

Contact info
Tel: +39 040 558 3902
Fax: +39 040 558 3903
Web: www.dsch.univ.trieste.it

Contact person for housing, travel, etc.
Prof. Piero Decleva
Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche e Farmaceutiche, Universita’ di Trieste, Via Giorgeri 1, 34127 Trieste, Italy
Tel: +39 040 558 3946
Fax: +39 040 558 3903
Email: decleva (at) univ.trieste.it

About the Institution
The Department presently has 57 research staff, in the areas of Analytical, Pharmaceutical, Inorganic, Physical and Organic Chemistry. Several members are leading Italian scientists. The Theoretical Chemistry group has 4 permanent positions, and currently 3 PhDs and one postdoc. The University of Trieste is surrounded by several prestigious scientific institution, which make for a lively scientific life at this site. Among those relevant to the present activity are the Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), the International School for advanced Studies (SISSA) and the Synchrotron Laboratory (ELETTRA), together with the newly operative free electron laser FERMI. Supercomputing facilities are available through links to the national supercomputer center CINECA.

About the Groupleader

Prof. Piero Decleva
Web: http://www.dsch.univ.trieste.it/~stener/decleva.html
Email: decleva (at) univ.trieste.it
Tel: +39 040 558 3946

Theoretical Electronic structure of atoms and molecules with regard to the excited states, notably in the continuum. Interaction of matter with radiation, high energy and high intensity. Strong interaction with experiments of photoabsorption and photoionization with Synchrotron Radiation sources and Lasers, including FELs, in collaboration with experimental groups. Development of algorithms and computer codes for the description of such phenomena, exploitation of HPC and massively parallel architectures. General computer code at the DFT and TDDFT level developed in our lab for 1-photon processes, current developments include perturbative multiphoton ionization, Strong Field Ionization by solution of the time dependent Schroedinger equation, inclusion of nuclear motion, development of ab-initio approaches (close coupling and propagator methods). Several collaborations already active with CORINF partners (Madrid, Humboldt, QUB) and Planned (IC).

Piero Decleva is full professor of Physical Chemistry since 1992, with currently two hundred publications: full list available at http://www.dsch.units.it/theochem/. Coordinator of the national project PRIN “THEORETICAL AND COMPUTATIONAL SIMULATIONS OF QUANTUM MOLECULAR PROCESSES”, WG2 coordinator of the COST Action CM0702 “CHEMISTRY WITH ULTRASHORT PULSES AND FREE ELECTRON LASERS: LOOKING FOR CONTROL STRATEGIES THROUGH “EXACT” COMPUTATIONS”, Italy-Turkey collaboration “MULTIPHOTON MOLECULAR PHOTOIONIZATION”, Director of the interdepartmental center for scientific computing, University of Trieste.