Sibert Group

Welcome to the Sibert group web page


We are a theoretical chemistry research group in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin - Madison with interests in dynamics of highly excited polyatomic molecules in the gas and liquid phase.

The above diagram shows a spectrum for the CH3O molecule (on left) that is predicted in the normal mode limit and a spectrum (on right) predicted when one includes Jahn-Teller and anharmonic couplings.  The large difference between the two spectra illustrates the profound influence of these coupling terms.