Christoph Merschjann, a colleague, who has been working in Rostock in the group of our experimental collaborator Stefan Lochbrunner and then moved to the group of our collaborator Emad Aziz in Berlin, has created a new personal website. Please enjoy!
An interesting fact is that we have not done any joint study while working nearby, but our collaboration was quite fruitful when Christoph changed for Helmholtz-Zentrum and resulted in a recently published paper.
It is time already to make plans for the next year. I have recently got the first info message from the 16th ICQC organizing committee. Next year it will be held in Menton, France. I have attended the previous congress in Beijing in 2015 and even won the best poster prize.
There is only one session, what is convenient since one has an opportunity to attend all talks. However, this means that only invited talks are included into the program. Other participants are assumed to present posters. Because of this peculiarity, the poster sessions looked quite impressive. I have never seen such amount of eminent professors standing near their posters. It has been a nice opportunity to talk to some of them in an informal atmosphere. Summarizing, I can definitely recommend this event.
I would like to pay your attention to the 11th triennial congress on theoretical chemistry taking place in Münich this year. The early bird registration is closed already but you can go for the normal one. I have attended the previous WATOC in Santiago de Chile and my wife has taken part in the congress before that in Santiago de Compostela. This is definitely an event worth visiting. It will give you an opportunity not only to listen to the cutting edge developments in quantum chemistry in multithreaded regime (several sessions are running simultaneously) but also learn about the research of those people who win medals and prizes. For instance, in Chile Arieh Warshel (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2013) read a lecture. Hope to see you in Münich this summer!