On March 27th Scientific Reports published the article "Two-dimensional electronic spectra of the photosynthetic apparatus of green sulfur bacteria" (Scientific Reports, vol 7:45245 (2017), [http://www.nature.com/articles/srep45245]).

It applies a method developed at the Parallel and Distributed Computing Division at ZIB for modelling the energy flow within the photosynthetic molecular system found in green sulfur bacteria.

Understanding these highly efficient biological systems might help to design future artificial devices.

Tobias Kramer and Mirta Rodriguez at ZIB have developed an accelerated quantum transport code to reproduce the experimental time and frequency resolved data.Their computational analysis of the energy transfer from the antenna to the reaction center reveals the underlying mechanisms for efficient energy transport.