Chemical Concepts and Quantum Chemistry

2019 Interdisciplinary Symposium, November 18-20


Chemical concepts such as molecular orbitals, chemical bonding or aromaticity have an important role in chemical explanations although they are not observables in a strict quantum mechanical sense. Nevertheless, there are - often various - quantum chemical methods which allow to quantify them. However, they are mostly not unique, disagree quantitatively and are not straightforward to interpret. But how can their seemingly successful application be understood if these are only fictitious quantities?


Mathematikon, Heidelberg, Germany

Confirmed speakers

Paul Needham (Stockholm University)
Robin Hendry (Durham University)
Markus Reiher (ETH Zürich)
Jochen Autschbach (University at Buffalo)
Gernot Frenking (University of Marburg)
Clémence Corminboeuf (EPFL Lausanne)
Georg Jansen (University Duisburg-Essen)
Rafaela Hillerbrand (KIT)
W. H. Eugen Schwarz (Tsinghua Univ. Bejing)
Célia Fonseca Guerra (VU Amsterdam)
Frank De Proft (University of Brussels)
Arne Lüchow (RWTH Aachen)
Jan-Peter Meyn (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg)
Ángel Martín Pendás (University of Oviedo)


See the program here!