Professor Pekka Pyykkö
Address: P.O. Box 55 (A.I. Virtasen aukio 1)
FIN-00014 University of Helsinki
FINLAND
Phone:+358-9 191 50171
Secretary:+358-50 318 5696
Fax:+358-9 191 50279
E-mail:Pekka.Pyykko(a)helsinki.fi
Adjacent photo by Veikko Somerpuro, 2005.

Thanks for visiting my Home Page.
An official portrait by Jussi Aalto was recently uncovered. See the following link for 9 and 29 October, 2009: Jussi Aalto's picture blog.
A webcast of the Farewell Lecture on 29 October 2009 (in Swedish, 57'46") can be heard at U of H Video archive . (Once there, click at 'Katso video'.)
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.
For photos from the Farewell occasion, see 75 photos.

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 "2008" 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 18 November, 2013.

Interesting links

Enter Finland
Home Page for Department of Chemistry
Laboratory for Instruction in Swedish
13th International Congress of Quantum Chemistry, 22-27 June 2009, Helsinki, Finland



Pekka Pyykkö

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