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Tamar Seideman


B.S.: The Tel-Aviv University, Ramat-Aviv 1982; Ph.D.: The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot



Research Statement

The Seideman group is engaged with theoretical and numerical research at the fascinating interface between chemistry, physics, and material sciences. Problems of specific interest include coherent control and coherence spectroscopies in isolated molecules and in dissipative media; quantum transport, current-driven dynamics and molecular machines; ultrafast nanoplasmonics and information guidance in the nanoscale; the interaction of matter with intense laser fields; and mathematical method development.

Selected Publications

L. S. Spector, M. Artamonov, S. Miyabe, Todd Martinez, T. Seideman, M. Guehr, and P. H. Bucksbaum, High Harmonic Generation in Rotating Quantum Asymmetric Tops Reveals New Aspects of Electronic Structure, Nature Communications 5, 3190 (2013).

APS News, Quantum Control and the Ehrenfest Concept, D. I. Bondar, R. Cabrera, H. A. Rabitz, D. V. Zhdanov and T. Seideman, 19, 9 (2013).

M. Artamonov and T. Seideman, Predicted Ordered Assembly of Ethylene Molecules Induced by Polarized Off-Resonance Laser Pulses, Phys.Rev.Lett. 109, 165408 (2012).

R. Jorn and T. Seideman, “Implications and Applications of Current Induced Dynamics in Molecular Junctions”, Accounts of Chemical Research 43, 1186 (2010).

R.M. Lock, S. Ramakrishna, X. Zhou, H.C. Kapteyn, M.M. Murnane, and T. Seideman, Extracting Continuum Electron Dynamics from High Harmonic Emission from Molecules, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 133901 (2012).

A. Salomon, R. J. Gordon, Y. Prior, T. Seideman, and M. Sukharev, Collective Plasmonic-Molecular Modes in the Strong Coupling Regime Phys.Rev.Lett. 109, 073002 (2012).

M. Reuter, T. Seideman and M. Ratner, Molecular Conduction through Adlayers: Cooperative Effects Can Help or Hamper Electron Transport, NanoLetters 11, 4693 (2011).

M. Artamonov and T. Seideman, Molecular Focusing and Alignment with Plasmon Fields, Nano Letters, 10 4908 (2010).

M. G. Reuter, M. Sukharev, and T. Seideman, “Laser Field Alignment of Organic Molecules on Semiconductor Surfaces: Toward Ultrafast Molecular Switches”, Phys.Rev.Lett. 101, 208303 (2008).

T. Seideman and R. J. Gordon, Two-Pathway Excitation as a Coherence Spectroscopy, Advances in Chemical Physics, 140, 147 (2008).

S. Ramakrishna and T. Seideman, “On the Information Content of High Harmonics Generated from Aligned Molecules”, Phys.Rev.Lett. 99 113901 (2007).

S. S. Viftrup, V. Kumarappan, S. Trippel, H. Stapelfeldt, E. Hamilton and T. Seideman, Holding and Spinning Molecules in Space, Phys.Rev.Lett. 99, 143602 (2007).

S. Ramakrishna and T. Seideman, Torsional Alignment by Intense Pulses, Phys.Rev.Lett. 99, 103001 (2007).

N. L. Yoder, N. P. Guisinger, M. C. Hersam, R. Jorn, C.-C. Kaun, and T. Seideman, “Quantifying Desorption of Saturated Hydrocarbons from Silicon with Quantum Calculations and Scanning Tunneling Microscopy”, Phys.Rev.Lett. 97, 187601 (2006).

M. Sukharev and T. Seideman, Phase and Polarization Control as a Route to Plasmonic Nano-Devices, Nanolett. 6, 715 (2006).

C.-C. Kaun and T. Seideman, Current-Driven Oscillations and Time-Dependent Transport in Nano-Junctions, Phys.Rev.Lett. 94, 226801 (2005).

S. Ramakrishna and T. Seideman, Intense Laser Alignment in Dissipative Media as a Route to Solvent Properties, Phys.Rev.Lett. 95, 113001 (2005).

Selected Honors/Awards

  • Mildred Dresselhaus Award for Senior Scientist
  • Member of the German Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina)
  • Fellow, American Physical Society
  • Fellow, Guggenheim Foundation
  • Senior A. von Humboldt Research Award
  • Sackler Award
  • Member of the Willard Gibbs Award Jury
  • Member at Large of the American Physical Society Division of Chemical Physics
  • Weston Award
  • Galileo Galilei Lectureship
  • ITAMP Fellowship
  • Wegner Award
  • Fulbright Research Award
  • Chaim Weizmann Fellowship
  • Knesset of Israel Award
  • J.F. Kennedy Award
  • Daniel Brener Award
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