Bonding Analysis Workshop 2015 (18.05.-22.05.)
An international joint workshop together with students and faculty of the chemistry department from the University of North Texas (Denton, USA) will take place between the 18.05.-22.05. at the chemistry department of the Philipps-Universität Marburg. It is organized by the three theoretical chemistry workgroups (AG Frenking, AG Tonner, AG Berger) of Marburg.
The workshop is free of charge and open for anyone after registration.
The main theme of this event will be different perspectives on bonding analysis of molecular and solid state systems with methods from the field of Computational Chemistry.
During the mornings there will be lectures at a introductory level, suited for near-graduated or PhD students and Post-docs with a basic knowledge of quantum mechanics. They will be given by:
- Legrande. Slaughter (Denton)
- Ralf Tonner
- Angela Wilson
- Israel Fernandez (Madrid)
- Mariusz Mitoraj
Additionally, hands-on sessions will take place in the afternoons, during which bonding analysis methods can be tried out in practice with the quantum chemical program packages ADF and VASP. You do not need to have experiences with these program packages, as the sessions are very introductory. You will learn everything you need to know during the tutorials.
|Time||Mo (18.05.)||Tu (19.05.)||We (20.05.)||Th (21.05.)||Fr (22.05.)|
|09:00-10:15|| Lecture (Frenking)
|| Lecture (Mitoraj)
|| Presentations (Marburg)
|10:30-11:45||Lecture (Berger)||Lecture (Fernandez)
||Presentations (Denton)||Lecture (Slaughter)
|| Hands-on VASP
||Coffee Break||Excursion||Coffee Break||Coffee Break|
|14:40-17:15||Hands-on EDA|| Hands-on EDA-NOCV
||Hands-on periodic EDA||Discussions & Feedback|
Lectures (Seminar room in chemistry department)
- Frenking: "The Lewis Model and its Limitations" (Download Lecture)
- Berger: "Bonding in compounds containing heavy elements"
- Mitoraj: "A Chemical Bond From the Natural Orbitals for Chemical Valence (NOCV) Perspective"
- Fernandez: "Direct Estimation of Conjugation, Hyperconjugation and Aromaticity by means of the EDA method"
- Tonner: "Bonding analysis methods for surfaces and solids - basics and research applications"
- Slaughter: "Synergy of Experiment and Computation in Ligand Design for Catalysis: The Example of Carbene Ligands"
- Wilson: "Ab Initio Composite Methods"*
(*: Not the final title of the talk)
Hands-on Sessions (PC Saal E-Klausuren in Mehrzweckgebäude)
- Hands-on EDA: Introduction into the bonding analysis with the EDA
method for molecular systems (by P. Jerabek)
- Hands-on EDA-NOCV: Usage of the NOCV extension for a deeper
analysis of the bonding situation in molecular systems (by M.
- Hands-on VASP: Bonding analysis in solid state systems with VASP
(by P. Rosenow)
Hands-on periodic EDA: Introduction into the newly developed EDA bonding analysis for periodic systems (by M. Raupach)
- Seminar room in chemistry department: 02/5730 (see
location on map)
- PC Saal E-Klausuren in Mehrzweckgebäude: 03D25 (see location on map)
- Programme leaflet with campus overview, city map, information about public transportation and a selection of restaurants (BAW2015 Leaflet)
- Overview of some of Marburg's restaurants, bars and bistros (Restaurants in Marburg)
- Bus network plans for Marburg ( overview plan, 'circle line' plan)
- Walking routes with GPS data for the tours: "Chemistry department -
'Cala Luna' hotel" and "Chemistry department - city center" (Walking Routes GPS
If you're interested in participating in the workshop, you can register by simply sending an e-mail to Paul Jerabek (GPG key) who is responsible for the local organization. Please provide your name, your university, and information about which lectures and hands-on sessions you plan to attend to.
You can join the event for free, but we can't reimburse any expenses for travelling or meals.
The hands-on sessions will take place in a large PC pool room, so you don't need to bring your own laptop.
We would like to thank the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) for financial support regarding the travel and accommodation costs for some of the participants from the USA. Additionally, we thank SCM for providing educational licenses for the hands-on sessions and the Ursula-Kuhlmann-Fonds (of the Marburger Universitätsbund e.V.) for financial support. The University of North Texas would also like to thank the U.S. National Science Foundation (Award # CHE-1360610) and the University of North Texas I-GRO (Incentives for Global Research Opportunities) program for financial support.