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Miller Group and Atomically Resolved Dynamics

The group is devoted to understanding the primary processes of molecular reaction dynamics with a major emphasis on understanding the connection between the chemistry driving biological functions and the highly optimized structures that have evolved in biological systems. To this end, we have developed some of the world’s brightest electron sources to literally light up atomic motions to directly resolve this structure-function correlation and to provide the most fundamental (atomic) basis for understanding chemical and biological processes. [more]

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The group is located in the departments of Physics and Chemistry at the University of Toronto. The University is located in the heart of downtown Toronto, and has one of the largest and strongest graduate programs in the country. A research agreement between the Max Planck Society and the University of Toronto was in place prior to December 31, 2018. The labs in Toronto will be renovated to enable housing the state of the art instrumentation developed both at the University of Toronto and the Atomically Resolved Dynamics Division of the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter in Hamburg, Germany.


1. Femtosecond Diffraction with Ultrabright Electrons: Shooting Atomic Movies on Location
2. Coherent Control and Multidimensional Spectroscopy of Complex Systems
3. Nanofabrication: Novel Materials to “Nano-Movies”
4. Time Dependent Ab Initio Methods for Reaction Dynamics and Coherent Spectroscopies
5. Solid State Laser Development
6. Medical Applications
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7. Innovation Corner
8. Science Outreach