Latest update: 20 Nov 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 Leticia González, Wien, Austria Gerrit Groenhof, Jyväskylä, Finland Ville Kaila, Munich, Germany Jörg Kussmann, Munich, Germany Christel Marian, Düsseldorf, Germany Ronald Österbacka, Åbo, Finland

Programme v0.1

       Monday          Tuesday         Wednesday       Thursday

09:00  Welcome                                 
09:15  Talk 1          Talk 8          Talk 15         Talk 18
10:00  Talk 2          Talk 9          Talk 16         Talk 19
10:45  Break           Break           Break           Break      
11.00  Talk 3          Talk 10         Talk 17         Talk 20
11:45  Lunch           Lunch           Lunch           Lunch
13:00  Talk 4          Talk 11                         Talk 21
13:45  Talk 5          Talk 12         Free afternoon  Talk 22
14:30  Break           Break                           Closing and Departure 
14:45  Talk 6          Talk 13                         
15:30  Talk 7          Talk 14
16:15  Poster                       

Further Information

Place: The lectures will take place in the A129 lecture hall, Chemicum building, Kumpula campus.
Registration: Registration is open! Please register by December 6th, using the Registration Form
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 be sent in PDF form to by December 6th.
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.

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