|Posted on June 29, 2014 at 1:00 PM|
This summer the group will enjoy the visit of a few researchers. Some of them will come next week to attend the XI edition of the Girona Seminar and the others will arrive during the following weeks and stay for a longer time.
The Girona Seminar will bring a few collaborators: Dr. J. Óscar C. Jiménez-Halla (alumni currently in Univ. Guanajuato), Prof. Jesus Ugalde (Univ. Basque Country), Prof. Gabriel Merino (Univ. Mérida) and Prof. Patrick Bultinck (Univ. Ghent). The visit of Óscar will help to push forward a current research project about borole aromaticity with Prof. Braunschweig. Patrick's student, Jelle Vekeman, whose master thesis I have co-promoted, will defend his thesis after the closure of the Girona Seminar.
Next week, Prof. Jacek Styszynsky will stay in Girona and give a talk about our recently published work on metal carbonyl complexes. The same week, Sebastian Sitkiewicz will join the group for a month stay. Sebastian is an Erasmus student and he will be working on the developmet of DFT functionals. Hopefully, Sebastian's visit will be the first of many others visits to our group. The fourth week of July, Dr. Tomás Rocha (an old friend from my postdoctoral time in Denmark) will be paying us a visit. Tomás will stay for two weeks and we will start a collaboration project together.