Physical Chemistry is devoted to studying the physical foundations of molecular and chemical processes. The research in physical chemistry at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Basel focuses on topics such as nano and functional materials, polymers, atomistic simulations, biophysical chemistry, machine learning as well as molecular spectroscopy and chemical dynamics. Our research is highly interdisciplinary with strong links to biology and physics as well as the nano and computer sciences. The development and applications of new experimental and theoretical methods represent a cornerstone of our research activities.