Jyväskylä, Finland

Theoretical Description of Molecular Magnetism

when 16 August 2016 - 19 August 2016
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC

The aim of these lectures is to introduce the quantum mechanical description of magnetism of molecular materials. The course is divided in two modules:
• Basic magnetic properties of atoms and molecules and their quantum mechanical description (6 h).
• Ab initio description of anisotropic magnetic properties of complexes (3 h).

This course is combined with CH3: Designer Coordination and Organometallic Chemistry for Single-Molecule Magnet Applications.

Course leader

Lecturer: Prof. Liviu Chibotaru (KU Leuven, Belgium)

Coordinator: Dr. Jani Moilanen (University of Jyväskylä)

Target group

The Summer School annually offers courses for advanced master’s students, graduate students, and post-docs in the various fields of science and information technology.

The course is targeted at the advanced undergraduate and graduate/post graduate level students in chemistry. The basic knowledge on quantum chemistry is necessary.

Course aim

The most important aims of the Summer School are to develop post-graduates scientific readiness and to offer students the possibility to study in a modern, scientific environment and to create connections to the international science community. The Summer School offers an excellent pathway to develop international collaboration in post-graduate research.

Credits info

2 EC
Passing: Obligatory attendance at lectures and home exam.

Grading: Pass/fail

Fee info

EUR 0: Participating the Summer School is free of charge, but student have to cover the costs of own travel, accommodation and meals at Jyväskylä.


The 26th Jyväskylä Summer School is not able to grant any Summer School students financial support.