About the center
The Center for Computational Studies of Electronic Structure and Spectroscopy of Open-Shell and Electronically Excited Species was established in September, 2006. It is funded by the National Science Foundation through the Chemistry Research Instrumentation and Facilities: Cyberinfrastructure and Research Facilities program and is also supported by the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences (University of Southern California).
The Center’s mission is:
The Center research, education, and outreach are conducted by the joint effort of its four principal investigators:
The Center provides training and state-of-the-art computational resources to several experimental groups, whose research involves open-shell and electronically excited species. Tools that will facilitate the interpretation of electronic structure calculations in terms of experimentally relevant observables and bonding paradigms are being developed. The feedback from the experimental groups guides Center's future developments.
The Center focuses on the development of:
The Center provides direct access to its computational resources to several experimental groups. The initial target group consists of experimentalists who work on radicals, open-shell systems, and electronically excited states: