Jake ’17 Investigates Molecular Potential Energy

August 17, 2018 Jen Retter

Chemistry and Physics alumna Lena C. Jake ’17  published “Hartree-Fock symmetry breaking around conical intersections,” the first segment of her doctoral research, in the prestigious Journal of Chemical Physics, a compilation of fresh perspectives and significant findings in the field of chemical physics.

Jake’s research addresses irregularities in molecular potential energy by analyzing the behavior of Hartree–Fock— a method of determining the wave function and energy of microscopic systems. She will continue investigating this topic at Rice University in Austin, TX.

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