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2015 Symposium of the Lise Meitner - Minerva Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry
Sunday 03 May 2015

 

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Contact

 

Organizers

Leeor Kronik, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel (leeor.kronik@weizmann.ac.il)
Oded Hod, Tel Aviv University, Israel (odedhod@tau.ac.il)



Symposium Description

The Lise Meitner Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry is a Minerva Center, established in 1997 and codirected by Prof. Sason Shaik of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Prof. Yitzhak Apeloig of the Technion - Israeli Institute of Technology. The 2015 Symposium and Beirat meeting of the Center will take place at Tel Aviv University. This year, the Symposium will mark 50 Years of German-Israel Diplomatic Relations, Prof. Yitzhak Apeloig's 70th birthday, and Prof. Sason Shaik's 65th birthday. Participants from the scientific community are most welcome, however, while the Symposium is free of charge, registration (see below) is required.


Participants

Confirmed Invited Speakers (in alphabetical order)

Short biographies of the invited speakers can be found here.

Johannes Kästner, University of Stuttgart, Germany
"Atom Tunneling: from Astrochemistry to Enzymes"

Sebastian Kozuch, Ben Gurion University, Israel
"A Theoretical Approach to Unexpected Chemistry: Quantum Tunneling of Heavy Atoms"

Ilan Marek, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
"Remote Functionalization of Hydrocarbons"

Jan M. L. (Gershom) Martin, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
“To BSSE or not to BSSE, that is the Question?”

Joachim Sauer, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
"Ab Initio Free Energy Calculations with Chemical Accuracy for Molecule - Surface Interactions"

Helmut Schwarz, Technical University Berlin, Germany
"Mechanistic Aspects of Metal-mediated Gas-phase C−N Coupling: Theory and Experiment in Concert"

Gustavo E. Scuseria, Rice University, Houston, TX, USA
"A Quantum Chemistry View of the Strong Correlation Problem"

Avital Shurki, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
"Insights from Valence Bond"

Walter Thiel, The Max Planck Institute fur Kohlenforschung, Germany
"Surface-hopping Excited-state Dynamics"

 

Session chairs (in alphabetical order)

Leeor Kronik, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovoth, Israel

Zvi Rappoport, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Peter Schreiner, University of Giessen, Germany

Sason Shaik, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

 

Attendees (in alphabetical order)

Yitzak Apeloig, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

Asaf Azuri, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovoth, Israel

Ido Azuri, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovoth, Israel

Yael Baruch-Shpigler, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Ariel Biller, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovoth, Israel

Noam Brown, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Maytal Caspary Toroker, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

David Danovich, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Oswaldo Dieguez, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Mudit Dixit, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel

Roman Dobrovetsky, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Kshatresh Dubey, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Irena Efremenko, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovoth, Israel

David Egger, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovoth, Israel

Reuven Eitan, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel

Hadassah Elgavi-Sinai, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Hila Failayev, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Zeev Gross, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

Eliran Hamo, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Anna Hirsch, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovoth, Israel

Oded Hod, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Shmaryahu Hoz, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel

Mark Iron, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovoth, Israel

Itay Karach, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Miri Karni, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

Alexander Kaushansky, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

Manoj Kumar Kesharwani,  Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovoth, Israel

Lyran Kidon, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Haya Kornweitz, Ariel University, Israel

Monica Kosa, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel

Arseni Kostenko, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

Sebastian Kozuch, Ben Gurion of the Negev, Beersheva, Israel

Eli Kraisler, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovoth, Israel

Yosi Kratish, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

Nataly Kucherenko, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Vijay Bhooshan Kumar, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel

Itai Leven, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Dan Major, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel

Dibyendu Mallick, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Debasish Mandal, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Arun Manna,  Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovoth, Israel

Ilan Marek, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

Gershom Martin, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovoth, Israel

Yevgeni Mashin, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

Boris Minkovich, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

Amir Natan, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Ofer Neufeld, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

Neta Nitoker, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel

Daniel Pinchuk, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

Elena Poverenov, Agricultural Research of Israel, The Volcanic Center, Israel

Irina Pozin, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Georgia Prokopiou, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovoth, Israel

Yaron PshetitskyBar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel

Sivan Refaely Abramson, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovoth, Israel

Rajeev Ramanan, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Soumyajit Sarkar, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovoth, Israel

Gila Shapira, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel

Dina Sharon, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Roy Shenhar, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Margarita Shepelenko, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovoth, Israel

Avital Shurki, Institute for Drug Research, Jerusalem, Israel

Ofer Sinai, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovoth, Israel

Vijay Singh,  Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel

Amnon Stanger, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

Yossi Tsfadia, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Inbal Tuvi-Arad, Open University, Raanana, Israel

Rajapandian Varatharaj, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Alexandra Vardi Kilshtain, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel

Binju Wang, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Shira Weissman, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovoth, Israel

Natav Yatom,  Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

Jeremie Zaffran, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

Lieby Zborobsky, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

Tamar Zelovich, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Shmuel Zilberg, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Michael Zuzovski, Tel Aviv University,, Israel

 


Arrival Information

Here you can find the arrival information.


Program

Here you can find the Symposium program, the Book of Abstracts, and the list of Poster Titles.


Registration

Registration to the symposium is free of charge and includes lunch and coffee during the scientific program.

The registration procedure is extremely simple and should take no longer than 5 minutes.

To register please use the on-line application form.

Registration deadline is March 31, 2015, but you are encouraged to register early in order to help us with the technical planning of the Symposium.


Visas and Local Information

Information regarding visa requirements and other local information can be found on the webpages of the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel.

Additional arrival and local information can be found here.
 


Transportation

From the airport: Once you exit the terminal at Ben-Gurion airport, you will find a good (and relatively affordable) taxi service named Hadar-Lod that can take you to your hotel. More information regarding this and other transportation routes to and from the airport (and a lot of other relevant information) can be found on the webpage of the Ministry of Tourism.

Additional arrival and local transportation information can be found here.


Accommodation

Tel Aviv University (TAU) Broshim Guest House (http://meonot-shik.co.il/guest-apartments)

Einstein Office: 63 Haim Levanon Street, Tel Aviv 6997804, Israel. 
Phone: +972-3-6408333
FAX: +972-3-6413671
e-mail: office@meonot-shik.co.il

 

We have a limited number of rooms available for our symposium guests at TAU's Broshim guest house (20 George Wise Street), which is in walking distance from the symposium venue. Invited speakers and invited guests will have priority in reserving these rooms and the remaining rooms will be reserved on a first-register first-served basis.

Each room includes:

  • Linens and towels.
  • A fully operational kitchen including: pots and pans, cutlery, ceramic stove, microwave, kettle and refrigerator.
  • LCD 32'' television + expanded cable package.
  • Air conditioning/heating.
  • Free Wi-Fi access.
  • Basic coffee and tea set.

Please note that there is no breakfast service in the guest houses. Invited speakers and invited guests will have a special breakfast arrangement.

Price: we have reserved several rooms at different rates, with prices ranging between 175 and 291 NIS per night including VAT (see http://meonot-shik.co.il/guest-apartments). These prices may somewhat vary as we approach the symposium dates. Please verify the final price upon reservation. Accomodation costs for invited speakers and invited guests will be covered by the symposium.

Reservations: for further details and reservations, please contact Jacqueline Gorsky (cecam@tau.ac.il).


Venue

The symposium will take place in the Zeevi Auditorium of the Diaspora House, which is located next to Matatia Gate (2).

2015LM-Map

An interactive map of TAU campus can be found at:

http://www2.tau.ac.il/map/unimaple1.asp 


Weather

The weather in Tel-Aviv in May is usually pleasant to warm. Average temperatures for the dates of the symposium are 16C(low)-26C(high) (http://www.wunderground.com/). Average sea water temperature for these dates is 23C (http://www.israelweather.co.il/page3.asp?topic_id=76&topic2_id=73&page_id=62). Nevertheless, since it is spring time, the fluctuations can be large. Therefore, we recommend that you check the weather forecast close to your departure date.


Funding

Funding for the symposium was generously provided by the following organizations:

  • The Lise Meitner Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry.
  • CECAM-ISR Node @ TAU.
  • Department of Chemical Physics @ TAU.
  • Tel-Aviv University.

Contact

Jacqueline Gorsky (cecam@tau.ac.il)

Located in Lausanne, Switzerland, CECAM is a well established (since 1969) European organization devoted to the promotion of fundamental research on advanced computational methods and to their application to important problems in frontier areas of science and technology. CECAM's fields of interest include computational chemistry, materials science, physics, and biology.