To have passed the exam of Physical Chemistry of Laurea Magistrale or at least to have attended the course
Each student will prepare a short talk about a specific application of the considered method(s) and will be asked about the theoretical principles.
The students will master the main principles of methods used for the theoretical study of molecular systems and will become able to understand their application to specific problems as reported in scientific literature
The course is optional, so that the outline may change according to the student's needs. In general, it is devoted to the study of one or more theoretical methods used in the field of chemistry. For example, it can be focused on the application of quantum mechanics to the study of molecular systems (ab initio methods, DFT, and possibly more advanced techniques), and/or computer simulation methods such as Molecular Dynamics and Montecarlo.
The text(s) will be chosen on the basis of the considered topics. English will be the preferred language. If suitable, the Proceeding of Interantional Schools will be used. The course materials will include original or review papers published on scientific international Journals.
Besides the lectures, scientif papers reporting significant applications of the methods will be discussed.
1) Readiness to offer individual assistance also in English and French language to incoming students
2) Availability of supporting material and bibliographic references also in english language.
3) Readiness to accept examination of incoming students also in a foreign language (English-French)