Summer School 2016: Physical Methods in Molecular and Heterogeneous Catalysis

Topics: Analytical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Molecular Modeling, Physical Chemistry, Keywords: Electronic structure theory, Spectroscopic methods and techniques, Quantum Chemistry, Homogeneous and Heterogeneous catalysis

Date: /18/19/20/21/22/23/24/25/ September 2016, Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Europe

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The highly successful series of summer schools on Molecular Theory and Spectroscopy organized by the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion and the Fritz-Haber-Institute deal with the connection between quantum chemical methods and spectroscopic techniques for the study of molecular systems, as the synergy of electronic structure theory and spectroscopic methods enables state of the art research. This unified approach will be again central in the 2016 edition of our summer school focusing on homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis.

In the upcoming event, experts of molecular and heterogeneous catalysis will teach on the study and characterization of both molecular and heterogeneous systems. By combining homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis into a single event, a unified view of analytical methods in catalysis should be developed.

The summer school addresses graduate students, post-doctoral scientists and researchers who want to acquire a deeper insight on analytical methods and physical principles for the characterisation of molecular and heterogeneous catalytic transformations. A focus lies on theoretical methods and their use in the prediction of spectroscopic properties and the local electronic structure of chemical complexes and materials.

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