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Participant Number 21: Warsaw (PL)

Expertise in Research and Complementarity
The Warsaw team is lead by Dr. Robert Moszynski, with a strong support from Professor Bogumil Jeziorski. The team has a long-standing expertise in the theory of intermolecular forces, spectroscopy of Van der Waals complexes, and in the dynamics of molecular collisions. Moszynski received his PhD degree in chemistry in 1993 from the University of Warsaw. After two years of post-doctoral work at the University of Nijmegen he was appointed as an assistant professor at the University of Warsaw. He defended his habilitation thesis in 1997, and in 1998 he was appointed as a tenured associate professor at the University of Warsaw. The major scientific interests of Moszynski include the theory of intermolecular forces including the problem of electron correlation, and the dynamics of Van der Waals molecules. Jeziorski serves as a full professor at the University of Warsaw since 1991. He made several major contributions to the theory of intermolecular forces, to the theory of electron correlation, and to the theory of exotic (muonic and antiprotonic) molecules. The scientific achievements of Jeziorski are worldwide recognised. In 1999 he was elected as a member of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Sciences, and in 2002 as a member of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the International Society for Theoretical Chemical Physics. The team is part of the Department of Chemistry, University of Warsaw (graded A for research by the Polish National Research Council). According to the Polish National Research Council the University of Warsaw is the leading chemical research center in Poland. As such it is well-equipped for research, especially for computations with very good IT facilities. The team has been active in European collaborative research. Moszynski was a post-doctoral fellow at University of Nijmegen (1993-1995). The Warsaw team has collaborated with the University Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg, where Moszynski was appointed as a PAST professor (1997-1999). In 2000 the Warsaw team started a very fruitful collaboration with the Rennes team. Moszynski was appointed as a visiting professor in Rennes in years 2000-2002, and this year he will serve as a visiting research associate of the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique again at the University of Rennes. The Warsaw team has also benefited from collaborative grants co-founded by the Polish and French governments (Polonium Programme, 1997-1999 and 2003).
Expertise in Training and Knowledge Transfer
The seconded PhD student will be epected to attend (and contribute to) the programme of research seminars, which include weakly seminars of the Quantum Chemistry Laboratory devoted to quantum chemistry and theoretical chemical physics and seminars of the Department devoted to more general chemical topics. Members of Dr Moszynski group regularly attend and present their work at national and international meetings. These various activities will ensure that a PhD student in Warsaw will acquire all the necessary skills to run difficult research projects. Over the past four years, Moszynski has supervised 2 PhD students (2M).
Involvement of Key Scientific Staff.

Name Position M/F Expertise
R. Moszynski Associate Professor M Theory of Van der Waals molecules
B. Jeziorski Full Professor M Theory of intermolecular forces
T. Korona Assistant Professor F Theory of Van der Waals molecules
P. Zuchowski PhD student M Theory of intermolecular forces
M. Przybytek PhD Student M Theory of intermolecular forces

Significant References
1. Elastic and rotationally inelastic differential cross sections for He+H2O collisions, J. Brudermann, C. Steinbach, U. Buck, K. Patkowski, and R. Moszynski, J. Chem. Phys. 117, 11166-11174 (2002).
3. Density shift and broadening of transition lines in antiprotonic helium, D. Bakalov, B. Jeziorski, T. Korona, K. Szalewicz, and E. Tchoukova, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 2350-2353 (2000).