NordCO2 course (Sep 12-14, 2018)
The CHOCO group together with several other members of the NordCO2 consortium organized a great course on ‘Mechanisms for CO2 activation’ at UiT. 22 students from UiB, UiO, UU, UiT, AU and KTH joined, with lecturers coming from all the Nordic Countries (Denmark, Iceland, Sween, Finland and Norway).
Impressions from the course:
CHOCO PI Kathrin has been selected as an AURORA Outstanding candidate. The two year program will provide career and leadership advice and guidance.
Read more here.
Kandidatene på AURORA Outstandig møttes første gang tirsdag 4. september på lanseringa av programmet. Det er Jana Jagerska, Krishna Agarwal, Fatih Bayram, Shona Wood, Alexander Tøsdal Tveit, Andreia Aletia Plaza Faverola, Cordian Reiner, Pia Abel zur Wiesch, Sören Abel, Rachel Klassen, Juha Vierinen, Kathrin Helen Hopmann og Eva-Stina Edholm. Evangelina Leivada og Lorena Arraz var ikke til stede da bildet ble tatt. Foto: David Jensen
The CHOCO group initiated organization of a 3-day Python course at UiT. The HPC group at UiT agreed to teach at the course and right now there are 30 happy students learning how to work with files, lists, variables etc in python. Special thanks to Radovan Bast and Dan Johnson for perparing the material and for teaching, and to Yngve Guttormsen for making sure that people both have a bed to sleep in and something to eat.
CHOCO is extending the exhibition wemade in March (www.uit.no/50/trodde-du) to include more females.This time we plan for making roll-ups with 50 females on, to show how many we actually are!
Are you a female working at UiT? Participate in the exhibition by sending a picture of yourself (head-shot) to email@example.com, give your profession and the name of the photographer.
Organized by: Kathrin H. Hopmann and Karen O. H. Dundas
CHOCO PI Kathrin received the UiT equality prize of 50 000 NOK.
Alle prisvinnerne med sitt diplom. F.v. rektor Anne Husebekk som delte ut prisene, Yvonne Piotrowski, Gunnar Eriksen, Robert Barret, Balpreet Singh Ahluwalia og Kathrin Hopmann. Foto: David Jensen / UiT
CHOCO is part of a new initative: The UiT Academy for Women in Research and Art – short AWORA (on FB)
Would you like to become part of AWORA and influences the activities it will engage in? Join our the meeting on June 20th, 15:15.
CHOCO PI Kathrin and PhD students Marc and Ljiljana have been at the meeting ‘Computational Catalysis for Sustainable Chemistry’ at ICIQ in Tarragona in Spain (http://compcat.iciq.es/). Wonderful to meet so many excellent colleagues working in related areas of computational catalysis!
The CHOCO group has investigated many transition metal-based mechanisms, and something that appears on a regular basis are metallacycles. Now we have explained the selectivity and activity of cobalt-catalyzed hydrogenation via a key metallacycle species. Read our open access paper in Chemical Science at: http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2018/SC/C8SC01315B#!divAbstract