The registration for the Summer School has now been closed. We thank everyone for the interest in this event. The number of applications in the first day alone widely exceeded our expectations, forcing us to end the registration period earlier! For all of those who were able to register in time, hope to see you in June!

About the Summer School

The 2021 Virtual Summer School of the International Center for Advanced Studies of Energy Conversion (ICASEC) and the RTG2455 BENCh on June 14-16 covers the topic “Theoretical Methods for Energy Conversion”.

The study of chemical energy conversion is a thriving field of research encompassing the whole of chemistry from molecules to bulk materials and their interfaces, laying the groundwork for completely new paradigms in energy storage and production. Theoretical calculations play a pivotal role in this context, with a wide breadth of methods being applied to address all the relevant time and length scales involved as well as the different systems and conditions in which they operate. The Summer School intends to provide its participants a comprehensive picture of state-of-the-art theoretical methods in the field, combining tutorial and research lectures into a 3-day event. The topics covered will span electronic structure methods, dynamics and machine learning approaches. The tutorial lectures will combine accessible method overviews with a discussion of the validation and current limits of the different theoretical approaches, which are then illustrated in research talks.


Registration is closed.

Important Dates

Organizing Committee


Ricardo Mata, Georg-August Universität Göttingen

Jörg Behler, Georg-August Universität Göttingen

Alec M. Wodtke, Max-Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry


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