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Gaussian Workshop

Gaussian Workshop

This two-day workshop will cover many of the methods available in the Gaussian 16 package which has support for GPUs. There will also be a short introduction to the subject of electronic structure theory and a hands-on where the participants gets to try out Gaussian 16 themselves. During the course, the participants will be able to use Gaussview graphical interface (license of 30 days provided by Gaussian). 

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Schedule, day 1, Monday 14th May:

08:45-09:00    Check In & Distribution of Workshop Materials
09:00-10:30    Lectures - Chemical Potential Energy Surface Review

  • Designing Computational Experiments
  • Potential Energy Surfaces
  • Optimizing Reactants & Products
  • Optimizing Transition States & Reaction Path Following
  • Vibrational Spectroscopy & Thermochemistry

10:30-10:45    Tea and Coffee Break
10:45-12:00    Laboratory I: Chemical Exploration
12:00-13:00    Lunch
13:00-14:45    Lectures - Model Chemistry Review

  • Basis Sets
  • Density Functional Theory
  • Semi-Empirical & Molecular Mechanics Theories
  • ONIOM Hybrid Methods 

14:45-15:00    Tea and Coffee Break
15:00-17:00    Laboratory II: ONIOM Adventures

Schedule, day 2, Tuesday 15th May:

09:00-10:45    Lectures - Solutions & Spectroscopies

  • Self-Consistent Field Problems & Strategies
  • Solvation Models
  • TD-DFT & UV Spectroscopy

10:45-11:00    Tea and Coffee Break
11:00-12:00    Laboratory III: Solution-phase Chemistry
12:00-13:00    Lunch
13:00-14:45    Laboratory IV: Excited States
14:45-15:00    Tea and Coffee Break
15:00-17:00    Laboratory V: Open-shell & Paramagnetic Systems


Participation is free. Lunch and coffee/tea will be provided.

Prerequisites: Linux knowledge

Instructors: Jason Sonnenberg and Michael J. Bearpark (Gaussian)

Time and date: 14-15 May, 2018. 8:45 - 17:00 the first day, 9:00 - 17:00 the second day.

Location: MIT-Huset, room MC313 (lectures) and MA416 (computer lab) (Directions to MIT huset here).

Deadline for registration: 1 May 2018

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Updated: 2023-09-11, 11:36