Chemistry 2019: On Odd Hassel´s shoulders
Programme and registration for the Hassel-seminar 31st of October to 1st of November.
NB! The programme will be in English.
Professor Odd Hassel together with Professor D. H. R. Barton, UK, were in 1969 awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. On that occasion the Department of Chemistry, University of Oslo, will arrange an international conference in honor of Odd Hassel. The conference will highlight the importance of Hassel´s establishment of the structure of cyclohexane and the field of conformation analysis and its importance for the modern aspect of chemistry, biology, medicine, material sciences and catalysis.
The Department of Chemistry is jointly with the Research Council of Norway, the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and the Norwegian Chemical Society arranging this international research conference. We are pleased to invite you. We are looking forward to meet you in some challenging days with presentations and discussions of the outmost news in this exciting scientific field. This conference will replace the yearly Hassel-lectures in 2019.
Further reading: Kveseth, K. Struct Chem (2019), The story of gas-phase electron diffraction (GED) in Norway
Day 1: October 31st
12:00 Informal lunch at Realfags Biblioteket
Opening session: Perspective on our scientific future
Chair of the session, Morten Dæhlen; Dean at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Oslo
13:00 Welcome addresses
Svein Stølen, President at the University of Oslo (UiO):
Welcome, and UiOs plans and strategies
Hans Petter Graver, Preses at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letter:
Is thecurrent research policy sufficient to ensure longterm conditions for high quality basic research
Anders Hanneborg, Executive Director, Division for Science and the Research System, Research Council of Norway (RCN):
A new strategy for RCN – How does the financial instruments look in 2020
Presentations and panel discussion:
13:20 Edvard Moser, Professor, NTNU/ Kay Gastinger, Head of the
Kavli Inst: Premises for a Nobel prize – how can infrastructure and support prepare the ground for breakthroughs in basic research?
13:35 Thomas Ebbesen, Professor, University of Strasbourg:
The other way around: From industry to basic research
13:50 Odile Eisenstein, Associated Professor, Dep. Of Chemistry,
UiO: Applied basic research – not so bad?
14:05 Carl Henrik Gørbitz, Director UiO:Life Science,
UiO: Strategy for UiO: Lifescience – making research and industry meet
14:20 Panel debate lead by Marina Tofting, The Norwegian
Academy of Science and Letters:
Innovation on the cost of long term basic research or room for both?
15:05 Summing up by Marina Tofting and Morten Dæhlen
15:15 Kari Kveseth, Dr., Dep. of Chemistry, UiO:
Highlights from the Norwegian history of gas electron diffraction - for reflection and inspiration.
16:00 Opening of the Hassel Exhibition, auditorium 3, Department of Chemistry
Formal opening of the 3rdpart of the exhibition about the Norwegian history about gas electron diffraction (GED). This part in honour of Hassel’s work, visions, findings and the awarded Nobel prize in Chemistry 1969 together with D.H. R. Barton (UK)
Chair of the opening Jo Døhl, Head of Department - Department of Chemistry, UiO
- Marianne Borgen, Mayor of Oslo - Openeing of the Exhibition
- Svein Stølen, President at the University of Oslo
- Bjørn Pedersen; Professor Emeritus
- Ute Krengel, Professor, UiO; Structural chemistry: presence and future
- Greetings from Hassels family
Day 2: November 1st
Chair morning session; Morten Dæhlen, Dean at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Oslo.
Chair afternoon session, after lunch; Jo Døhl, Head at the Department of Chemistry, University of Oslo.
09:00 – 09:05 Opening remarks from the Chair Morten Dæhlen
09:05 - 09:15 Marina Tofting: Major points from the panel-debate October 31st.
09.15 - 16:30 Scientific presentations:
09:15 Prof. Dr. Gerard Meijer, Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max Planck-
Gesellschaft; Controlling molecular conformational distributions
09:55 Prof. Thomas Ebbesen, Director of the University of
Strasbourg Inst. for Advanced Studies: The alchemy of Vacuum
– Hybridizing Light and Matter
10:55 Prof. Ursula Röthlisberger,University of Epfl.Ch:
11:35 Prof. Omar Yaghi, University of California, Berkeley, United
States: The Atom, The Molecule, The Framework
12:15 Prof. Per Siegbahn, University of Stockholm, Sweden:
Quantum chemical studies of the most important enzymes
13:55 Prof. Donald Hilvert, ETH Zürich, Switzerland:
Design, evolution and application of protein cages
14:35 Prof. Tanja Kortemme, University of California: United States:
Computational design of reprogrammed and new protein functions
15:35 Prof. Richard Henderson, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, UK:
Electron cryomicroscopy to investigate chemistry of life
16:15 Prof. II Odile Eisenstein, University of Oslo: Computational
chemistry: An interpret for structural evolution during chemical
16:55 Questions and answers, summing up by the Chair Jo Døhl
17:30 Tapas buffet and mingling
Participation in the formal dinner the 31st of October and the scientific programme at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters will require the payment of a participation fee of 350 NOK. NB! There is a limited number of tickets for the formal dinner and day number 2 in the programme. We will close the registration when the event is fully booked.
Day 1 is free, but requires registration.
Deadline for registration is the 1st of October.
Accommodation; Clarion Collection Hotel Gabelshus, Gabels gate 16, 0272 Oslo,
Phone: +47 23 27 65 00
A number of rooms to a favorable price have been reserved at Gabelshus, a convenient hotel nearby the Norwegian Academy. 45 days before your arrival, please contact Gabelshus direcly at +47 23 27 65 00 ask for Eva Melteig for reserving rooms for which dates and for how many persons.
The event committee and partners:
Professor Trygve Helgaker, Professor Ute Krengel, Professor Einar Uggerud, Associate Professor Mohamed Amedjkouh and Dr. Kari Kveseth are responsible for the event on behalf of the Department of Chemistry. Marina Tofting is responsible on behalf of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.
The Norwegian Society of Chemistry and The Norwegian Research Council are partners of the event.