Latest update: 20 Dec 2009
Winter School in Theoretical Chemistry 2009
December 14th–17th, 2009
Lester Andrews, University of Virginia
- Small actinide-bearing molecules (1 h)
Jean-Pierre Dognon, CEA Saclay
- Aspects on f-elements (1 h)
Gernot Frenking, Philipps-Universität Marburg
- Backbone lectures on chemical bonding (4 h)
Martin Kaupp, Universität Würzburg
- Hybridization and hypervalency in transition-metal
and main-group bonding (2 h)
Peter Knowles, Cardiff University
- How to teach all this? (2 h)
Jan Lundell, University of Jyväskylä
Pekka Pyykkö, University of Helsinki
- Periodic trends, electron counting,
covalent radii, metallophilicity (3 h)
Michael W. Schmidt, Iowa State University
- Fundamentals of covalent bonding (2 h)
Dage Sundholm, University of Helsinki
- Conjugation and aromaticity (2 h)
Frank R. Wagner, Max Planck Institut, Dresden
- Chemical bonding analysis in position space
employing 1- and 2-particle densities (2 h)
Antti Pursula, CSC - The Finnish IT Centre for Science
Monday 14.12 Tuesday 15.12 Wednesday 16.12 Thursday 17.12
09:00 Frenking 3 09:00 Frenking 4 09:00 Dognon
09:15 Welcome 09:45 Wagner 2 09:45 Pyykkö 2 09:45 Andrews
09:30 Schmidt 1 10:30 Break 10:30 Break 10:30 Break
10:15 Schmidt 2 11:00 Pyykkö 1 11:00 Pyykkö 3 10:45 Sundholm 2
11:00 Break 11:45 Lunch 11:45 Sundholm 1 11:30 Pursula
11:30 Frenking 1 13:00 Lundell 1 12:30 Lunch 11:50 Discussion
12:15 Lunch 13:45 Lundell 2 12:00 Lunch and
13:15 Frenking 2 14:30 Break Free Departure
14:00 Kaupp 1 15:00 Knowles 1 Afternoon
14:45 Break 15:45 Knowles 2
15:15 Kaupp 2
16:00 Wagner 1
17:00 Div. of
|| Participants were requested to
register by November 30th, 2009.
The lecture notes are now available.
|Posters and abstracts:
||A poster session will be held on
Monday evening. All members of the School are
welcome and encouraged to put up a poster on the premises.
The posters are browsable throughout the duration of
The Book of Abstracts is now available.
||Students who wish to have credits for the course,
should write an essay on one of the School topics.
list of essay titles (PDF) is now ready.
The dead-line for submitting the essay is January 31st, 2010.
Send a PDF of your essay to
firstname.lastname@example.org. The course will give 3 ECTS.|
||The School is free of charge for academic staff and students
General questions concerning the School can be addressed to
and Pekka Pyykkö,
or by e-mail to email@example.com
||Department of Chemistry
P.O. Box 55 (A.I. Virtasen aukio 1)
FI-00014 University of Helsinki
|Telephone:||+358-9-191 50176 |
|FAX: ||+358-9-191 50169|
|How to find the campus:
||Check out the contact info pages for
Laboratory for Instruction in Swedish
||See also the map
Chemicum on Google Maps
||Some things to consider.
- Arriving at the airport, bus 615/615T/615N will take you to the city
centre for 4 €. You can use the same ticket for travel with all
public transportation in the Helsinki region. (Within Helsinki, a
ticket costs 2.50 €.)
the time table found here, "Lentoasema" means "Airport" while
"Rautatieasema" equals "Central railway station".
Public transport in Helsinki
The Journey Planner and Google Maps might be helpful.
latest weather reports predict down to
-15 degrees for the Winter School week. Dress accordingly.
|Other things of interest:
||Helsinki might be cold, but is not dead in December. Check out the
Tourist info page.
Via that site, you can also find information about for example
accommodation, like this: