The article Spontaneous Substitutions at Phosphorus Trihalides in Imidazolium Halide Ionic Liquids: Grotthuss Diffusion of Anions? by Dr. Oldamur Hollóczki et. al. has been chosen as inside front cover of Chemistry - A European Journal.

Prof. Sigrid Peyerimhoff was awarded the Alexander-von-Humboldt-Medal 2018 by the Association of German Natural Scientists and Physicians (Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte,  GDNÄ).

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The article (L. Goerigk, A. Hansen, C. Bauer, S. Ehrlich, A. Najibi, S. Grimme, A look at the density functional theory zoo with the advanced GMTKN55 database for general main group thermochemistry, kinetics and noncovalent interactions, Phys.Chem.Chem.Phys. (2017), 19, 32184-32215. DOI: 10.1039/c7cp04913g) by Lars Goerigk, Andreas Hansen, Stefan Grimme and co-workers indicated as hot paper received enough citations in March/April 2018 to place it in the top 0.1% of papers in the academic field of Chemistry.

Dr. Friedrich Malberg earned a certificate for professional teaching expertise for universities (NRW-Zertifikat "Professionelle Lehrkompetenz für die Hochschule") for his project Path to Math - Das Integral der Notwendigkeit vom 1. Semester bis zum Bachelor über die Zeit ist gleich Spaß.

Dr. Andreas Hansen and Prof. Stefan Grimme together with scientists from the Universities of Siegen, Soochov (China), Beijing (China), Buffalo (USA), Texas at El Paso (USA), and the IWF (Dresden) discovered a new diuranium carbide cluster (U=C=U) that has been stabilized and encapsulated in an Ih(7)-C80 nanocontainer. The article in Nature Communications is online and open access.

The article How to Harvest Grotthuss Diffusion in Protic Ionic Liquid Electrolyte Systems by Johannes Ingenmey, Sascha Gehrke and Prof. Barbara Kirchner has been selected as inside front cover of Issue 12/2018 of ChemSusChem.

Ménage à trois of molecules: Dr. Oldamur Hollóczki and Sascha Gehrke propose in Chem. Eur. J. (Link to the article) a new intermediate in N-heterocyclic carbene organo-catalysis.

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Dr. Andreas Hansen from the group of Prof. Stefan Grimme was awarded a poster prize at the 16th ICQC in Menton, France.

The article How to Harvest Grotthuss Diffusion in Protic Ionic Liquid Electrolyte Systems by Johannes Ingenmey, Sascha Gehrke,  and Prof. Barbara Kirchner has been chosen as Very Important Paper of ChemSusChem.

Travis tutorial on a CP2K workshop: On August 27–29, 2018, a CP2K user workshop with the topic "Computational Spectroscopy" will take place at the Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing. There will be an introduction into "Vibrational Spectroscopy with TRAVIS".

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The group of Prof. Barbara Kirchner is engaged in the "11. Bonner Wissenschaftsnacht" (11th Bonn Science Night).

On Friday, 18.05. from 6 pm to midnight there will be a presentation in the main building of the University Bonn (Säulenhalle) with the topic: Molecular Cinema: visualizing computer chemistry cycles.

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The Saxon Academy of Sciences in Leipzig awarded in its Spring Meeting on 13th April the Wilhelm Ostwald Medal 2018 to Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Sigrid Peyerimhoff for "Her Trend-Setting Work in Theoretical Chemistry and its Application"

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Prof. Stefan Grimme has been elected as a member of the Leopoldina, the German National Academy of Sciences.

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Dr. Oldamur Hollóczki has been honored with an ADUC Prize 2018. The ADUC Prizes are awarded by the Association of German University Professors in Chemistry (ADUC) to outstanding early-career researchers who are establishing an independent research programm.

(Article in Angewandte Chemie)

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