On next June 30th 2014 at 9:00 am there will be the opening of the XI Girona Seminar, this time devoted to “Carbon, Metal, and Carbon-Metal Clusters: From Theory to Applications”. Among the speakers there will be outstanding and renowned scientists such as Antonio M. Echavarren, Luis Echegoyen, Nazario Martín, Lai-Sheng Wang, Paul Geerlings and many others.
Girona Seminars are organized every two years by the Institute of Computational Chemistry and Catalysis. The first Girona Seminar was devoted to “Molecular Similarity”. It was held in S’Agaró in 1993 and was organized by Prof. Ramon Carbó-Dorca who also took care of the next five Girona Seminars. The VII Girona Seminar was organized by Profs. Ramon Carbó-Dorca, Miquel Duran, and Miquel Solà. From the VIII to the X Girona Seminar, the organizers were Drs. Miquel Solà, Pedro Salvador, and Jordi Poater. Now, for the XI Girona Seminar Dr. Sílvia Osuna has substituted Dr. Pedro Salvador. The presence of excellent speakers is a shared characteristic of all Girona Seminars. A summary of the most important lecturers is listed in the following lines (some scientists were present in different Girona Seminars but they are cited only once).
I Girona Seminar on Molecular Similarity. S’Agaró, June 1993. Leading scientists: Paul G. Mezey and Jerzy Cioslowski.
II Girona Seminar on Molecular Similarity. Girona, July 17-22, 1995. Leading scientists: David L. Cooper and Robert Ponec.
III Girona Seminar and 7th International Conference on Mathematical Chemistry, Girona, May 26-31, 1997. Leading scientists: Kimihiko Hirao and Serafin Fraga.
IV Girona Seminar on Molecular Similarity. Girona, July 5-7, 1999. Leading scientists: Josep M. Bofill and Jacek Karwowski.
V Girona Seminar on Molecular Similarity in honor of Prof. Haruo Hosoya, Girona, July 12-20, 2001. Leading scientists: Michael Dupuis, Seiichiro Ten-no, Ludwik Adamowicz, Janos Ángyán, and Paul L. A. Popelier.
VI Girona Seminar on Molecular Similarity, Girona, July 21-24, 2003. Leading scientists: Paul W. Ayers, Christopher J. Cramer, and Andreas Savin.
VII Girona on the Nature of the Chemical Bond, Girona, July 10-13, 2006. Leading scientists: Gernot Frenking, Gustavo E. Scuseria, W. H. Eugen Schwarz, Ove Christiansen, Manuel Yáñez, F. Matthias Bickelhaupt, and Itsván Mayer.
VIII Girona Seminar on the Aromaticity: Basics and Applications, July 7-10, 2008. Leading scientists: Alexander I. Boldyrev, Fernando P. Cossio, Klaus Ruedenberg, Paul V. R. Schleyer, Fernando Martín, and Patrick W. Fowler.
IX Girona Seminar on Electron Density, Density Matrices, and Density Functional Theory dedicated to Prof. Dr. Ramon Carbó-Dorca, Girona, July 5-8, 2010. Leading scientists: Weitao Yang, Werner Kutzelnigg, Ángel Martín-Pendás, Patrick Bultinck, Axel Becke, Stefan Grimme, Jesús M. Ugalde, Evert Jan Baerends, Joan Bertran, and David Tozer.
X Girona Seminar on Theoretical and Computational Chemistry for the Modeling of Biochemical Systems: From Theory to Applications, Girona, July 2-5, 2012. Leading scientists: Arieh Warshel (Nobel Prize 2013 in Chemistry), Paolo Carloni, Frank Neese, Martin Head-Gordon, Walter Thiel, F. Javier Luque, Luigi Cavallo, and Per E. M. Siegbhan.