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IWR School "Mathematical Methods for Quantum Chemistry"

October 2-6, 2017 • Heidelberg, Germany

The IWR school 2017 "Mathematical Methods for Quantum Chemistry" targets young researchers from both the field of mathematics and of computational chemistry. Starting with formal basic introductions into both fields to level the ground and introduce the leading concepts and models, the school quickly turns to key aspects of computational quantum chemistry. It analyzes the structure of the underlying eigenvalue problems and outlines and describes in detail numerical concepts of modern algorithmic approaches to deal with these problems in an efficient and error-controlled way. It then turns to basis set representations to open the view into the interplay between mathematical representation, computational treatment and research in quantum chemistry. The theoretical lectures are complemented by hands-on sessions to enable practitioners to make use of modern computation facilities for fast solution of large problems.

The training program is taught in a series of short courses by:

For the preliminary program of the IWR school please click here. (Last Update: July 27, 2017)

Application Process

Application of the IWR school „Mathematical Methods for Quantum Chemistry“ is open to postgraduate students, postdocs and young researchers. Please apply with your current CV and a letter of motivation (for MSc/PhD students also signed by the supervisor). 


Please note that the number of participants is limited. Confirmation of registration is based on the evaluation of your application.

Registration deadline: August 31, 2017

After your participation is confirmed we will send you an invoice for the registration fee (150,- EURO). The fee covers the attendance to the IWR school, class materials, welcome reception, lunch and coffee breaks on the course days as well as the social program.

Mobility Program

The IWR school offers a mobility program to support participants to attend the event. In case you want to apply to the mobility program, please indicate and explain this in your letter of motivation. The mobility program covers the participation cost and provides partial support to travel and accommodation.


For accommodation, please consult our list of accommodation partners who hold quota of hotel and hostel rooms at different price categories. Booking of accommodation is the participants' responsibility. Mention the indicated code to access reduced accommodation rates. Accommodation cost is not covered by the registration fee. 

Last Update: 18.08.2017 - 14:57


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Im Neuenheimer Feld 205
69120 Heidelberg



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The IWR school will take place at the Mathematikon of Heidelberg University.

Im Neuenheimer Feld 205
69120 Heidelberg