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THE SYMPOSIUM OF THE LISE MEITNER MINERVA CENTER FOR COMPUTATIONAL QUANTUM CHEMISTRY PowerPoint Presentation
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THE SYMPOSIUM OF THE LISE MEITNER MINERVA CENTER FOR COMPUTATIONAL QUANTUM CHEMISTRY

THE SYMPOSIUM OF THE LISE MEITNER MINERVA CENTER FOR COMPUTATIONAL QUANTUM CHEMISTRY

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THE SYMPOSIUM OF THE LISE MEITNER MINERVA CENTER FOR COMPUTATIONAL QUANTUM CHEMISTRY

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  1. 1 1 THE SYMPOSIUM OF THE LISE MEITNER MINERVA CENTER FOR COMPUTATIONAL QUANTUM CHEMISTRY July 5th, 1997 The Center is now 10 years old and entering its teens

  2. 2 In the Span of 10 years: • * The Members of the Center (We) educated • 72 PhD/MSc students • 41 Postdocs • 13 of them have academic positions in Israel and elsewhere in the world! • * We, The Members, published: • > 750 papers: • Some of these papers are highly cited or “hot” papers in chemistry. • • & Three of the members have been listed among the most highly cited chemists worldwide. • We raised >10,000,000 USD in research money.

  3. 3 • Awards of Members of the Center in 10 years: • The Israel Prize (1) • The Israel Chemical Society (ICS) Award (2) • The Kolthoff Award (2) • The Alexander von Humboldt Award (3) • WATOC’s Dirac Medal (1) • WATOC’s Schrödinger Medal (1) • The ICS Outstanding Young Chemist Award (1) • AAAS Fellows (2) • The Kurt Alder Lectureship Award (1) • The Charles Coulson Lectureship (2) • The Christmas Lectureship in Heidelberg (1) • Presidency of the Sol-Gel Society (1) • Doctor Honoris Cause (1) • The Wacker Silicone Award (1) • The Dupont Young Professor Award (1) Our younger members!

  4. Intense Scientific Activity & 4 Programs of High Visibility: 4 Yearly Conferences of international flavor (sometimes 2): in 10 years: 14 conferences intense and highly attended The Outstanding Young German Award (OYGA): • Given yearly, in a ballot, to a German quantum Chemist under the age of 40. The Lise Meitner Lectureship Award:• Given yearly, after a ballot, to a Quantum Chemist whose work has had a major impact on the community. The yearly Lise Meitner Junior Prize, given for the best work in CQC done in Israel. This Award is given in the opening ceremony of the AnnualIsrael Chemical Society (ICS) Meeting.

  5. Some of The Yearly Conferences: 5 Jerusalem 1998 Blankensee 2001 Jerusalem 2005 Haifa 2004

  6. The Poster Sessions are Extremely Stimulating for the Students 6 Jerusalem 2005 Jerusalem 2006 Haifa 2004 Jerusalem 2006

  7. 7 LM-Lecturers in 10 Years: Who Is Who In CQC P.v.R. Schleyer 1998 J. Gauss 1999 R.L. Sime 2000 J.A. Pople (the late) & K.N. Houk 2001 H.F. Schaefer & W. Thiel 2002 J. Michl 2003 L. Radom 2004 R. Hoffmann 2005 M. Parrinello & D.G. Truhlar 2006 F. Weinhold 2007

  8. 8 Winners of The Outstanding Young German Award (OYGA) Program J. Gauss, 1998 (also the LM Lecture Award) F. Neese, the 2007 Awardee P.R. Schreiner & H. Zipse, 1998 Orbitals are colored beautiful objects!

  9. 9 In 10 Years, the Center has achieved the following major goals: • diversity on a national scale • excellence & intense science • high visibility and international repute • & long-term German-Israeli scientific relations We Made a Difference!

  10. 10 The Commitment of the Beirat BEIRAT: H. Schwarz, Chairman W. Thiel, P. Schreiner; A. Goldblum Z. Gross, D. Milstein Chairman For 10 years! & The chief midwife of the Center

  11. 11 The Key Annual Events... The 2007 LM-Award Lecture The 2007 OYGA Lecture Frank Weinhold Frank Neese

  12. 12 The Third Speaker from Abroad is Etienne Derat Assoc. Prof. at the University of Paris VI Etienne Derat in Jerusalem Investment in young People Pays Off!

  13. Chairmen Speakers Why?

  14. Avital Shurki David Danovich Shulamit Ben-Naim Group Members AVITAL SHURKI THE ORDERS OF THE DAY- OR, THE SURVIVAL KIT IN THE LISE-MEITNER MEETING?