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Gregory Scholes

Gregory Scholes

Professor Gregory Scholes FRS


Elected: 2019


Greg Scholes has developed experimental and theoretical tools at the forefront of ultrafast laser science, obtaining insights into the fastest light-induced functions of natural photosynthetic proteins, complex molecules, and nanoscale systems. His current research investigates how coherent states driven by short laser pulses (wavepackets) can reveal mechanisms of ultrafast processes; inquiring how chemical systems might encode unexpected quantum information, and demonstrating coherent or quantum phenomena in chemistry.

Greg Scholes is the William S Tod Professor of Chemistry at Princeton University. Originally from Melbourne, Australia, he started his independent career at the University of Toronto (2000-2014) where he was the D.J. LeRoy Distinguished Professor.

Dr Scholes is the Deputy Editor for the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Adjunct Professor at the Beijing Institute of Technology, and Director of the Energy Frontier Research Center BioLEC (Bio-inspired Light-Escalated Chemistry).

Professional positions

William S Tod Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Princeton University

Interest and expertise

Subject groups

  • Astronomy and physics
    • Quantum theory
  • Chemistry
    • Chemistry, physical, Chemistry, theoretical
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