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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.

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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. This scientific collaboration has ended. R. J. Dwayne Miller will be transitioning back to the University of Toronto on July 1st 2020. The labs in Toronto will be renovated by January 2021 to house state of the art instrumentation developed by the Miller group at the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter in collaboration with the University of Toronto group, with the first phase of the move slated to occur Jan. 1 2021 or earlier. The goal is to create the Centre for Atomically Resolved Dynamics (tentative title) that will explore an open concept for collaborations.