Advanced Topics in Quantum Chemistry

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Oral exam and seminars


Quantum Mechanics and fundamentals of theoretical chemistry. IV and V year and PhD students.


The aim of the course is to discuss the quantum-mechanical fundamentals of intermolecular interactions, and the main QM methods exploited to partition the interaction energy in the different energetic contributions: electrostatics, polarization, exchange, repulsion, dispersion and charge-transfer. The course will provide the students with the theoretical and computational skills to evaluate the accuracy of the different methods. Some aspects will be highlighted with hands-on sessions targeting real case scenarios.

Educational aims

The students will understand the physico-chemical fundamentals of intermolecular interactions and the approximations of the different computational approaches to partition the interaction energy.

Bibliographical references

Bibliography will be indicated to the enrolled students.