Physics and Astronomy Department

Klaus Bartschat


My research interests concentrate on theoretical and computational physics, particularly in the area of Atomic, Molecular and Optical (AMO) Physics. This work is currently sponsored by the United States National Science Foundation (NSF) under grants PHY-0244470 and PHY-0311161. These allow for extended collaborations with other research groups in North America, Europe, and Australia. Research participation by undergraduates is sponsored through the REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) program of the NSF. Recent projects include:

(1) Generation of Mathematica animations to show the charge distribution of collisionally excited states. Click here for details. (2) Excitation and ionization of atomic hydrogen by electron impact within the Temkin-Poet S-wave model. Click here for details. (3) Excitation, dissociation, and ionization of H2+ by a strong laser pulse. Click here for details. 


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University News
April 29, 2016
When Brytani Cavil addresses Drake University’s graduating class of 2016 as the top graduating senior, she aims to inspire more than her fellow students. She hopes to set an example for her two-year-old twins.