Research Interests

  • Real-time simulations of dissipative quantum dynamics
  • Numerical path integration methods
  • Energy and electron transfer dynamics
  • Electrostatics at biological interfaces
  • Hydration structure and dynamics of elementary charge carriers

Short CV

  • Study of Chemistry (Diploma), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
  • 2011 Dr. rer. nat., Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
  • 2011-2013 Postdoc, University of California, Irvine
  • 2014-2022 Group Leader, Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy, Berlin: Theory Department T4 - Biomolecular Dynamics
  • 2014 Emmy Noether Young Investigator Grant from the German Research Foundation (DFG).
  • 2018 ERC Starting Grant NONABVD of the European Research Council.
  • Since 2022 Professor, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Key publications

  • F. Dahms, B. P. Fingerhut, E. T. J. Nibbering, E. Pines, T. Elsaesser. “Large-amplitude transfer motion of hydrated excess protons mapped by ultrafast 2D IR spectroscopy”. In: Science 357 (2017), 6350:491-495. DOI: 10.1126/science.aan5144.
  • M. Kowalewski, B. P. Fingerhut, K. E. Dorfman, K. Bennett, S. Mukamel. “Simulating coherent multidimensional spectroscopy of nonadiabatic molecular processes: From the infrared to the X-ray regime”. In: Chemical Reviews 117 (2017), 19:12165-12226. DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.7b00081.
  • M. Richter, B. P. Fingerhut. “Coarse-grained representation of the quasi-adiabatic propagator path integral for the treatment of non-Markovian long-time bath memory”. In: The Journal of Chemical Physics 146 (2017), 21:214101. DOI: 10.1063/1.4984075.
  • J. Schauss, A. Kundu, B. P. Fingerhut, T. Elsaesser. “Magnesium Contact Ions Stabilize the Tertiary Structure of Transfer RNA: Electrostatics Mapped by Two-Dimensional Infrared Spectra and Theoretical Simulations”. In: The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 125 (2021), 3:740-747. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.0c08966.
  • A. Ghalgaoui, B. P. Fingerhut, K. Reimann, T. Elsaesser, M. Woerner. “Terahertz Polaron Oscillations of Electrons Solvated in Liquid Water”. In: Physical Review Letters 126 (2021), 9:097401. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.126.097401.