The Heilbronner-Hückel lecture was agreed between the Swiss Chemical Society and the German Chemical Society and was founded in 2009. Professor Jürgen Troe from Göttingen was honored for the first time in 2010 and invited to Switzerland.
Professor Erich Hückel was a theoretical chemist in Marburg and is considered a pioneer in the field of quantum chemistry. His most important scientific achievement is the formulation of the Hückel approximation and the Hückel rule resulting from it, which is known to every chemist today and is one of the fundamentals. It can be used to predict whether a chemical compound is aromatic.
The German-Swiss theoretical chemist Edgar Heilbronner dealt intensively with the Hückel approximation developed by Hückel and published the idea of aromatic compounds with Möbius strip topology in 1964. This type of aromatic was first synthesized in 2003.
Professor Fürstner conducts research at the interface of organic and organometallic chemistry, focusing on homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis. He is known for the successful synthesis of complex natural products such as glycolipids and the antitumor alkaloid roseophilin, as well as for his pioneering work on alkyne metathesis, in which he achieved the first ring-closing alkyne metathesis.
Professor Clémence Corminboeuf is a theoretical chemist at the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne. Her main research interest is the study of non-covalent interactions, through which she was able to identify promising organic semiconductors and catalysts. Her most recent work deals with models for machine learning in order to be able to capture important properties of electronic structures with little computational effort.
|Alois Fürstner, MPI for Coal Research, Mülheim adR
Clémence Corminboeuf, EPFL, Lausanne/Switzerland
Katharina Kohse-Höinghaus, Bielefeld University
Roger Alberto, Zurich/Switzerland
|Martin Suhm, Göttingen
|Paul Knochel, Munich
|Stefan Matile, Geneva/Switzerland
|Joachim Sauer, Berlin
|Andreas Pfaltz, Basel/Switzerland
|Jürgen Troe, Göttingen
Prof. Dr. Hendrik Zipse, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (lead management)
Prof. Dr. Peter Comba, Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg
Prof. Dr. Carmen Herrmann, University of Hamburg
Prof. Dr. Franziska Schoenebeck, RWTH Aachen University
Prof. Dr. Christina Marie Thiele, Technical University of Darmstadt
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