Centre for Theoretical Chemistry and Physics
at Massey University (Albany Campus), New Zealand

Dr. Christian Thierfelder

Christian Thierfelder Centre for Theoretical Chemistry and Physics
Bldg.40, NZ Institute for Advanced Study
Massey University (Albany Campus)
Private Bag 102904
North Shore MSC, Auckland
New Zealand
Phone +64 9 414 0800 ext. 9886
Fax +64 9 443 9779
Email: C.Thierfelder@massey.ac.nz

Research Interests

The weak neutral current (Z-boson exchange) between electrons and nucleons (quarks) introduces a small energy difference between enantiomers of a chiral molecule owing to parity violation. This parity violation has not been detected by experiment. I perform relativistic Dirac-Hartree-Fock calculations on molecules like CHFClBr to calculate the parity violation contributions to vibrational transitions which can be directly measured.

Maintained by Peter Schwerdtfeger | Last updated: June 2019 | Copyright 2014 | Massey University