Latest update: 20 Dec 2017

Winter School in Theoretical Chemistry 2017

This is the 33rd Winter School

Molecular Energy and Electron Transfer

Helsinki, December 18th–21st, 2017

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Mario Barbatti, Marseille, France

Carles Curutchet, Barcelona, Spain Gerrit Groenhof, Jyväskylä, Finland Ville Kaila, Munich, Germany Jörg Kussmann, Munich, Germany Christel Marian, Düsseldorf, Germany Felix Plasser, Wien, Austria Ronald Österbacka, Åbo, Finland


       Monday          Tuesday         Wednesday       Thursday

09:00  Welcome
09:15  Curutchet 1     Marian 2        Kaila 1         Groenhof 2
10:00  Curutchet 2     Marian 3        Kaila 2         Barbatti 3
10:45  Break           Break           Break           Break
11.00  Marian 1        Curutchet 3     Groenhof 1      Kussmann 3
11:45  Lunch           Lunch           Lunch           Closing and Departure
13:00  Kussmann 1      Ísterbacka 1                   
13:45  Kussmann 2      Ísterbacka 2    Free afternoon  12:30 Annual Meeting of
14:30  Break           Break                           the Comp Chem Section
14:45  Plasser 1       Barbatti 1
15:30  Plasser 2       Barbatti 2
16:15  Poster          Plasser 3

Further Information

Place: The lectures will take place in the A129 lecture hall, Chemicum building, Kumpula campus.
Registration: You were supposed to register by December 6th.
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 School.
Abstracts: The one-page abstracts should have been sent in PDF form to by December 6th.

The Abstract book is available.

Lecture notes: Notes are stored behind a password here: Lecture Notes. More will be added within time.
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, 2018.
Send a PDF of your essay to The course will give 3 ECTS.
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
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 (6.60 €, for customers of all airlines) 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.