Professor Pekka Pyykkö
Address: Department of Chemistry
P.O. Box 55 (A.I. Virtasen aukio 1)
FIN-00014 University of Helsinki
FINLAND
Phone:+358-2941 50171
E-mail:Pekka.Pyykko(a)helsinki.fi
Adjacent photo by Veikko Somerpuro, 2019. Click to enlarge.

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An official portrait by Jussi Aalto was uncovered in 2009: Jussi Aalto's picture blog.
A webcast of the Farewell Lecture on 29 October 2009 (in Swedish, 57'46") can be heard or copied as a YouTube version U of H Video archive UniTube .
The original PDF slides in English: PDF
The Davidson Lecture, delivered for University of North Texas on 25 October 2013. Here, 54'.
The slides of a lecture, delivered at the 50th anniversary of the Laboratory for Instruction in Swedish, Department of Chemistry, University of Helsinki, on 12 November 2013. PPT here .
PDF here.
An interview on the Periodic Table by Matt Davenport at the ACS congress in San Diego, CA on 27 August 2019. Here.
For latest news from the Department of Chemistry, see Chemistry.

Research interests

Relativistic effects in heavy-element chemistry.
Closed-shell interactions in inorganic and organometallic systems.
Determination of nuclear quadrupole moments, Q, from spectroscopic eqQ/h and accurate quantum chemical calculations. The "2017" set is here.
Paper [205] in Science (October 6, 2000) on noble-metal--noble-gas chemical bonds.
Curriculum Vitae
List of Publications (1- )
Year-2009 single-, double- and triple-bond covalent radii and Year-2012 tetrahedral covalent radii.
The RTAM bibliography of relativistic calculations on atoms and molecules.
The "yellow card" (Report HUKI 1-89 on natural constants).
The REHE programme of the ESF.
List of Chemistry Professors in Finland in 1761-2000.
Papers on history of chemistry.

Last update 7 August 2020.

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