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Centre for Theoretical and Computational Chemistry (CTCC) - SFF

Centre for Theoretical and Computational Chemistry (CTCC) — a Centre of Excellence (SFF) shared with the University of Tromsø. 

The research environment that created CTCC has now gotten a new SFF. For more information please see the pages for the Hylleraas centre. 


The CTCC was established in 2007 by the Reserach Council of Norway as a joint Centre of Excellence shared between the University of Tromsø and the University of Oslo. The centre ended in 2017, but the researchers got a new centre: The Hylleraas centre for Quantum Molecular Sciences. 

The CTCC has 10 senior reserachers (5 at each node) and comprises about 60 members. The Oslo node is led by Trygve Helgaker.

The research carried out by the CTCC covers a very broad range. Theory and method development and application projects are equally emphasized at the Centre. Quantum chemistry method development will use a broad range of techniques including linear scaling and periodic boundary condition methods, multiwavelet basis functions, and subsystem optimization. Application projects cover transition metal chemistry, homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, bioinorganic chemistry, photochemistry, gas-phase chemistry and reaction dynamics. A number of projects will also be closely coupled with ongoing experimental work at the two Universities.

Besides appointing PhD students and postdocs, the CTCC will also host visiting students and scientists for varying periods.


Published Nov. 11, 2010 12:55 PM - Last modified Nov. 3, 2020 11:26 AM