Norway-Japan symposium on theoretical and experimental chemistry of complex systems

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15 March, 2022 at 8:00 AM - 16 March, 2022 at 5:10 PM CET

On March 15 and 16, a hybrid symposium on the theme “Experimental Chemistry of Complex Systems” was held at Oslo University’s Department of Chemistry. The event was organized by the JSPS Alumni Club in Norway (ACN) as part of a collaboration betwen the Hylleraas Centre for Quantum Molecular Sciences and three Japanese research groups.

In addition to on-site and online lectures by researchers from Norway and Finland, a number of Japanese professors participated online from Japan. There was also time for presentations on scholarships and Norway-Japan collaboration from the Embassy of Japan in Norway, ACN, and JSPS Stockholm.





This symposium initiated by the JSPS Aumni Club in Norway will be held as a hybrid event at the University of Oslo and online.

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March 15th Tuesday

(CET): Central European Time

(JST): Japan Standard Time

8:00-8:05(CET), 16:00-16:05(JST)

      Opening remarks: Professor Trygve Helgaker (University of Oslo, Norway)

8:05-8:45(CET), 16:05-16:45(JST)

      Plenary lecture: Professor Susumu Kitagawa (Kyoto University, Japan)

      A world brought about by freely manipulating nano-space – Present and Future of PCP/MOF –

8:45-9:25(CET), 16:45-17:25(JST), 9:45-10:25(Helsinki)

      Plenary lecture: Professor Pekka Pyykkö (University of Helsinki, Finland)

      Running ab initio calculations in a predictive mode

9:25-9:35(CET), 17:25-17:35(JST)

      Break (10 minutes)

9:35-10:15(CET), 17:35-18:15(JST)

       Plenary lecture: Professor Unni Olsbye (University of Oslo, Norway)

      Elucidation of mechanistic details of catalytic reactions in nanoporous materials by a combined experimental – computational approach

10:15-10:55(CET), 18:15-18:55(JST)

      Plenary lecture: Professor Mitsuhiko Shionoya (The university of Tokyo, Japan)

      Coordination Asymmetry in Supramolecular Chemistry

10:55-11:00(CET), 18:55-19:00(JST)

      Japanese embassy in Norway

11:00-11:05(CET), 19:00-19:05(JST)

      JSPS Stockholm office

11:05-11:10(CET), 19:05-19:10(JST)

      Dr. Anders Overby (Chair of JSPS Alumni Club in Norway)

      JSPS Almuni Club in Norway

11:10-11:15(CET), 19:10-19:15(JST)

      Photo time : at webinar on Zoom, and at in-person symposium in Oslo


March 16th Wednesday

Chairman: Dr. Erik Tellgren (University of Oslo, Norway)


       Assoc. Prof. Minori Abe (Hiroshima University, Japan)


8:40-9:20(CET), 16:40-17:20(JST)

      Dr. Michal Repisky (University of Tromsø The Arctic University of Norway, Norway)

      Exact two-component Hamiltonians for relativistic quantum chemistry: Two-electron picture-change corrections made simple


      Assoc. Professor Naoki Nakatani (Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan)

     Linear response theory and 2nd-order perturbation theory on the DMRG wavefunction

10:00-10:10(CET), 18:00-18:10(JST)

      Break (10 minutes)

10:10-10:50(CET), 18:10-18:50(JST)

      Dr. Abril Castro (University of Oslo, Norway)

      Computational NMR Spectroscopy of Complex Systems: The role of Relativity, Solvent, and Dynamics

10:50-11:30(CET), 18:50-19:30(JST)

      Professor Masataka Nagaoka (Nagoya University, Japan)

      A Computational Molecular Technology for Complex Chemical Reaction Systems: Red Moon Methodology

11:30-13:30(CET), 19:30-21:30(JST)

      Lunch break in Norway and Dinner break in Japan (2 hours)

13:30-14:10(CET), 21:30-22:10(JST)

      Dr. Richard Blom (SINTEF, Norway)

      The use of MOFs as adsorbents for CO2 capture – what is needed?

14:10-15:00(CET), 22:10-23:00(JST)

      Professor Pascal Dietzel (University of Bergen, Norway)


15:00-15:10(CET), 23:00-23:10(JST)

      Closing remarks: Dr. Michiko Atsumi (University of Oslo, Norway)



15 March, 2022 at 8:00 AM CET
16 March, 2022 at 5:10 PM CET
Event Categories:


JSPS Alumni Club in Norway (ACN)


Department of Chemistry, University of Oslo, and online (Zoom)