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Hompage of Prof. Dr. Hans-Dieter Meyer











1974 Diplom Physik
1978 Dissertation (Universität Göttingen, J.P. Toennies)
1978-1979 University of California, Berkeley, USA (W.H. Miller)
1979-1980 Max-Planck-Institut für Strömungsforschung Göttingen (J.P.Toennies)
1980-1984 Theoretische Chemie, Universität Heidelberg
1984-1988 Sonderforschungsbereich 91, Universität Kaiserslautern
1989 Theoretische Chemie Universität Heidelberg
1991 Habilitation (Universität Heidelberg)
1992-1997 Hochschuldozent, 1997-2005 Privatdozent, Universität Heidelberg.
Seit 2005 Apl Professor, Universität Heidelberg.

Tel: +49 +6221 54 52 10
Fax: +49 +6221 54 52 21
e-Mail: Hans-Dieter.Meyer at

Please note, I am already retired and cannot take new Ph.D. students.

My main research topic is: MCTDH 'Multi-Configuration Time-Dependent Hartree'
MCTDH is a very efficient algorithm to solve the time-dependent Schrödinger equation for multidimensional dynamical systems (e.g. the ro-vibrational and dissociative motion of molecules).
See the MCTDH Homepage for further details.


There will be a 6th edition of the "High dimensional quantum dynamics: challenges and opportunities" workshop. It will take place in Lille from the 28th to the 31st of August 2018, organized by Daniel Pelaez-Ruiz. See


A new book entitled "Applications of Quantum Dynamics in Chemistry" written by Fabien Gatti, Benjamin Lasorne, Hans-Dieter Meyer and André Nauts has been published (Sep. 2017)  in the series "Lectures Notes in Chemistry" (Springer).

This book explains the usage and application of Molecular Quantum Dynamics, the methodology where both the electrons and the nuclei in a molecule are treated with quantum mechanical calculations. The reader learns how to apply example simulations with the Heidelberg MCTDH program package (Multi Configuration Time Dependent Hartree calculations).

For further details, see the following link:

On April 15th, 2009 there has appeared the book:
Multidimensional Quantum Dynamics:
MCTDH Theory and Applications
H.-D. Meyer, F. Gatti, and G. A. Worth, editors
ISBN-10: 3527320180
ISBN-13: 978-3527320189
For a preview (cover page, list of contents, and introduction) see here (PDF).
For an announcement and order form click here (PDF).
You can view the book at .

For a list of publications, generated from our Reference Database, click:

A list of publications, including numbers of citations, DOI's, etc, was generated by ISI Web of Knowledge
ResearcherID: B-5611-2008


Latest Revision: 2018-04-17