6. 12. 2019: Our department was visited by Saint Nicholas. Of course, among the first ones to visit, he chose our hard-working students, chemists and biochemists, whose schedules this semester included laboratory periods on Fridays at 8:10.
Firstly, St. Nicholas was given a short presentation of Safety instruction for our labs. St. Nicholas also assured us that he had not come to propagate any political ideology and his resemblance with Carl Marx is a purely coincidental by-product of his true festive mission. After these unavoidable administrative formalities, we gladly let St. Nicholas teach the rest of Friday's labs.
The Festive season at the Department will continue with Wednesday, 11 December, with the traditional departmental Kapustnica party. All students of 1st and 2nd year, who are potentially inclined towards our Department, are cordially invited to our gathering in festive atmosphere after 16:00.
9.-13. 9. 2019: 71st Convention of Chemists in 2019 took place again in Tatras. And Dr. Monika Jerigová, a member of the Department of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, was elected for the term 2020-2022 the President of the Slovak Chemical Society. At the Convention, in a friendly discussion with Prof. Feringa, a Nobel laureate, they exchanged views on the future of Slovak science.
9.-13. 9. 2019: An invitation to the 71st Convention of Chemist was also accepted by the 2016 Nobel laureate for Chemisty, Professor Ben Feringa. Ben Feringa specialises in molecular nanotechnologies and at the Convention he presented a very interesting lecture titled Dynamic Molecular Systems - from switches to motors.
At the Convention, we saw Professor as a very friendly and open person, it was a great experience to be in his company and to talk to him even briefly. He also attended the Poster Section, which was an opportunity to meet with him and talk to him even for students and young scientists. We, from the Department of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, used the opportunity and made a memory in the form of a nice photo with young members of our research group.
22. 6. 2018: This year, five students defended successfully their Bachelor's Theses at the Department of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry. We congratulate them all, and in September we are looking forward to seeing everyone in our Master's Degree Programmes.
Lívia Rechtoríková: Periodic phenomena in chemical systems (Supervisor: Dr. Szabó)
Monika Gešvandtnerová: Computer simulations of important catalytic reactions (Supervisor: doc. Bučko)
Dávid Vrška: Influence of relativistic effects on atomic and molecular properties (Supervisor: prof. Kellö)
Tatiana Vojteková: Infrared Spectroscopy of Composite Materials based on poly-vinyl chloride and lignin (Supervisor: doc. Velič)
Katarína Rišková: Properties of molecules in excited electronic states (Supervisor: prof. Kellö)