Hylleraas day 2019

The Hylleraas centre will present the life and science of the Norwegian research pioneer Egil Hylleraas, followed by short popular-scientific accounts of the research activity of the centre.


12.15: Egil Hylleraas — A Pioneer of Computational Quantum Mechanics.

Presented by: Trygve Helgaker, University of Oslo

The Norwegian physicist Egil A. Hylleraas (1898–1965) performed a number of pioneering computational studies in the early days of quantum mechanics, including accurate calculations on helium (confirming the validity of quantum mechanics for two particles) and the first calculation of the cohesive energy of a crystal. Many techniques introduced by Hylleraas are in use today. In this talk, an overview is given of the life and career of Hylleraas, the founding father of quantum chemistry in Norway.

13.00 Short break, with free coffee and cake

13.15: Science at the Hylleraas centre

  • Trygve Helgaker (UiO): Ekstreme magnetfelt — kjemiens forvandling
  • Kenneth Ruud (UiT): Relativt god kjemi
  • Bjørn Olav Brandsdal (UiT): Kuldetilpasninger
  • Ainara Nova (UiO): Can we transform carbon dioxide into something useful?

Approx. 14.15: End

Published Aug. 17, 2019 1:57 PM - Last modified Sep. 10, 2019 6:59 AM