Last week I was invited to the
Mathematical Research Institute Oberwolfach
(Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach)
for a workshop about
Mathematical Methods in Quantum Chemistry.
I am really grateful to the organisers
and Lin Lin
for asking me to join this meeting
as it turned out to be a week of
interesting talks, stimulating discussions
and getting to know many interesting people.
Unlike the typically rather large and tightly scheduled
which I went to in the past years,
the Oberwolfach workshop was not extremely dense.
Much rather there was a lot of free time,
where one could talk to other participants
and discuss each other's topic very well.
Overall I learned a lot about current research
regarding the mathematical aspects of quantum chemistry.
One should mention that Oberwolfach,
being located in the middle of the Black Forest,
has a very unique atmosphere with
numerous black boards, comfortable chairs
and a huge library scattered around the institute.
Whilst it might seem a bit hard to believe in the beginning,
this environment really has an inspiring effect,
where one starts to sit with fellow researchers and discuss
all kinds of interesting topics for many hours and sometimes till late at night.
If I am ever offered to return to this place for another meeting or workshop,
I would hesitate no second.
On the last day of the workshop, namely last Friday,
I was asked to present my current research.
For this I choose to give a rather broad overview over molsturm and
our recent take on Coulomb-Sturmian-based quantum chemistry.
The slides are attached below and an extended abstract about the talk
will soon become available as part of the
The preprint of the extended abstract is now available.