Programme

The seminar is open to the public and free of charge. Registration is required; please register before April 13, 2018.

12.00 – 12.20 | Welcome Address

Professor Jukka Seppälä, Aalto University
Professor Pekka Aula, Secretary General, Finnish Academy of Science and Letters
Communications Director Sirkka-Liisa Mettomäki, Finnish Literature Society

12.20 – 12.50 | Plenary Lecture          

Professor Benny Gerber, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and University of California, Irvine:
Molecular understanding of atmospheric chemical reactions: Insights from theory

12.50 – 13.10 | Lecture

Professor Lauri Halonen, University of Helsinki:
Contribution of organic acids to the rain acidity

13.10 – 13.50 | Plenary Lecture          

Professor Jan Reedijk, Leiden University:
Metal complexes as anti-cancer drugs

13.50 – 14.10 | Lecture

Professor Risto Laitinen, University of Oulu:
Polymeric sulfur nitride: an exciting metallic non-metal

14.10 – 14.30 | Coffee and Refreshments (incl.)

14.30 – 14.50 | Lecture

Professor emerita Outi Krause, Aalto University:
Traffic fuels for the future

14.50 – 15.10 | Lecture

Professor Jouko Korppi-Tommola, University of Jyväskylä:
3rd generation solar cells; excitement and challenges

15.10 – 15.30 | Lecture

Professor Kristiina Wähälä, University of Helsinki:
Forest – source of novel small molecules?

15.30 – 15.50 | Lecture

Professor Pekka Pyykkö, University of Helsinki:
Do we know the theoretical basis of chemistry?

16.00 – 17.00 | Cocktails / Refreshments (incl.)