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.

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Three professorships are located at the Mulliken Center for Theoretical Chemistry:


Stefan Grimme Prof. Dr. Stefan Grimme: The Grimme group focuses on the development and application of efficient computational methods. Key areas are thermodynamics and mechanisms of organic reactions, biological systems, and the computation of spectra. Close cooperation with chemists from all areas makes the prediction and rationalization of experimental results possible.
b_kirchner.jpeg Prof. Dr. Barbara Kirchner: The Kirchner group models large and complex systems involving mainly liquids and their interfaces with a broad range of applications in f.e. energy devices or in finding sustainable answers to chemical solvent problems. This is tackled from different theoretical methods chosen and optimized to model natural processes as accurately as possible at the molecular level. The focus is on the quantum cluster equilibrium method, ab initio and traditional molecular dynamics simulations, and the development of tools for analyzing trajectories.
Thomas Bredow Prof. Dr. Thomas Bredow: The Bredow group focuses on the application of solid-state quantum-chemical methods for studies of crystalline solids and surfaces. Key areas are ion diffusion processes in battery materials and adsorption processes in heterogeneous catalysis.

Dr. Oldamur Hollóczki is head of a junior research group. Prof. Dr. Frank Neese, MPI director of the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim an der Ruhr, is associated as honorary professor. Prof. Dr. Sigrid Peyerimhoff is active as professor emeritus.