Latest update: 16 Dec 2016

Winter School in Theoretical Chemistry 2016

This is the 32nd Winter School

Current Trends in Electronic Structure Theory Methods

Helsinki, December 12th–15th, 2016

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Martin Head-Gordon, Berkeley, USA

Jörg Kussmann, LMU, Germany Susi Lehtola, Berkeley, USA Jeppe Olsen, Aarhus, Denmark Pauli Parkkinen, Helsinki, Finland Katarzyna Pernal, Łódź, Poland Markus Reiher, ETH, Switzerland Dominika Zgid, Michigan, USA


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday 09:00 Welcome 09:15 Head-Gordon 1 Zgid 1 Kussmann 1 Kussmann 3 10:00 Head-Gordon 2 Zgid 2 Kussmann 2 Zgid 3 10:45 Break Break Break Break 11.00 Pernal 1 Head-Gordon 3 Reiher 3 Parkkinen 1 11:45 Lunch Lunch Olsen 3 Lunch & Departure 13:00 Olsen 1 Reiher 1 12:30 Lunch & 13:45 Olsen 2 Reiher 2 Free afternoon 14:30 Break Break 13:00 Meeting of 14:45 Lehtola 1 Pernal 2 the Comp Chem Section 15:30 Lehtola 2 Pernal 3 16:15 Poster Session School dinner for lecturers

Further Information

Place: The lectures took place in the A129 lecture hall, Chemicum building, Kumpula campus.
Registration: The registration is closed!
Posters and abstracts: A poster session was held on Monday evening.
All members of the School were welcome and encouraged to put up a poster on the premises.
The posters were browsable throughout the duration of the School.
Abstracts: Abstract book and list of participants (in the same file)
If you have submitted an abstract and cannot find in the book, please inform us
Lecture notes: Notes are stored behind a password here: Lecture Notes
Credits: Students who wish to have credits for the course, should write an essay on one of the School topics.
The dead-line for submitting the essay is January 31st, 2017.
Send a PDF of your essay to The course will give 3 ECTS.
Winter School Essay Titles
Fees: The School is free of charge for academic staff and students
Accommodation: Participants should make their own accommodation arrangements.
Questions: General questions concerning the School can be addressed to Dage Sundholm, Mikael Johansson, or Carl-Mikael Suomivuori
Address: Department of Chemistry
P.O. Box 55 (A.I. Virtasen aukio 1)
FI-00014 University of Helsinki
Telephone:+358-2941 50176
How to find the campus: See Chemicum on Google Maps
Practical notes: Some things to consider.
  • Arriving at the airport, you can take the Finnair bus (6.30 €, regardless of how you fly) or the new train connection between the airport and the central railway station with ringrail trains I and P (5.50 €).
  • The Journey Planner for public transport, and Google Maps might be helpful. Wikipedia knows about public transport in Helsinki as well.
  • A taxi from the airport to the Kumpula Kampus (A.I. Virtasen Aukio 1) or the city centre should be around 40–50 €. Taxi stands are located right outside the exits of the arrival halls in both terminals.
  • Look at the latest weather reports before travelling as temperatures might drop down to -15 degrees for the Winter School week.
Other things of interest: Helsinki might be cold, but is not dead in December. Check out the Tourist info page.

Get more information about interesting conferences from the Upcoming conferences list at the Computational Chemistry List, CCL.