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apl. Prof. Dr. Hans-Dieter Meyer

Dieter 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.
Since 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.

Please visit the The Quantum Dynamics Network (QDN) web-site!

There will be a 7th edition of the "High dimensional quantum dynamics: Challenges and Applications" workshop. It will take place in Hamburg from the 16th to the 19th of July 2024, organized by Peter Schmelcher. 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, etc, can be seen on Google Scholar