A graduate level lecture course for physicists and chemists working professionally in the area of magnetic resonance spectroscopy or using advanced NMR and EPR techniques as a part of their research. Students who wish to make distance examination arrangements (e.g. for the course to count towards their degree at their home institution) should contact Ilya Kuprov with the request.
Module I – Elementary topics (Ilya Kuprov, Giuseppe Pileio)
Lecture 01 (handout, video) – Fourier spectroscopy
Lecture 02 (handout, video) – Magnetic resonance instruments
Lecture 03 (handout, video a, video b) – Digital signal processing
Lecture 04 (handout, video) – Quantum theory of angular momentum
Lecture 05 (handout, video) – Quantum mechanical theory of spin
Lecture 06 (handout, video) – Spin interaction Hamiltonians, part I
Lecture 07 (handout, video) – Spin interaction Hamiltonians, part II
Lecture 08 (handout, video) – Formal theory of rotations
Lecture 09 (handout, video) – Wavefunction formalism
Lecture 10 (handout, video) – Density operator formalism
Lecture 11 (handout, video) – Product operator formalism
Lecture 12 (handout, video) – Rotating frame approximation
Module II – Algebra and programming (Ilya Kuprov)
IK’s graduate level course for chemists, physicists, and biologists who wish to acquire practical skills of performing ab initio, DFT, and molecular dynamics simulations of realistic systems using modern software and supercomputers. The lectures provide basic theoretical background and focus on practical recipes for the calculation of commonly encountered physical and chemical properties.
Mathematical Methods in Chemistry
The mathematics course that IK is teaching at the University of Southampton. The course is designed to give first year chemists all the background necessary for the subsequent courses in kinetics, thermodynamics, and molecular quantum mechanics. Basic statistics is covered, and an introduction is given into numerical methods and machine algebra systems.