A short return to Cambridge

About two weeks ago, on Friday the 13th of March, I was invited back to the Chemistry Department at the University of Cambridge. As part of their Theoretical Chemistry Informal Seminar talk series I was asked to give a short talk (Abstract) about my current research. Needless to say that I am very grateful that Lucy Colwell and the other organisers provided me with this great opportunity to share some of the insights we got in the past year. Over afternoon tea I also had the chance to catch up with some familiar faces from the theory section and meet some new researchers as well. With great pleasure I realised that very little has changed in Cambridge when it comes to the open and welcoming atmosphere that I enjoyed so much during my undergrad days.

The first part of my presentation is very similar to the one I prepared for our group seminar in Kleinwalsertal. In the section titled "Building the matrices" I describe our approach to build the relevant stiffness and mass matrices and what difficulties arise. At this point we cannot really provide acceptable solutions to these problems, however.

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