Heilbronner-Hückel Lecture Series

The Heilbronner-Hückel Lecture Series was implemented in 2009 with the first series in 2010 together with the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh). The annual series take place alternatively in Switzerland and Germany.

The series is named after the chemists Edgar Heilbronner, born in Munich in 1921 and passed away in Herrliberg in 2006, and Erich Hückel, born in Berlin 1896 and died in Marburg in 1980.

Edgar Heilbronner emigrated together with his wife to Switzerland because of the Nazi regimes and studied chemistry in Zurich at the ETH where he also habilitated later on. In 1968 he changed to University of Basel.
Erich Hückel studied physics and mathematics at the University of Göttingen and habilitated at ETH Zurich as well. 


2023: Prof. Markus Reiher, ETH Zürich

2022: Prof. Alois Fürstner, Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim an der Ruhr (Tour in Oct 2023)

2021: Prof. Clemence Corminboeuf, EPFL Lausanne

2020: Prof. Katharina Kohse‐Hoeinghaus, University of Bielefeld

2019: Prof. Marcel Mayor, University of Basel

2018: Prof. Martin Suhm, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

2017: Prof. Roger Alberto, University of Zurich (tour in 2020)

2015: Prof. Paul Knochel, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

2014: Prof. Stefan Matile, University of Geneva

2012: Prof. Joachim Sauer, Humbold University Berlin

2011: Prof. Andreas Pfaltz, University of Basel

2010: Prof. Jürgen Troe, Max Planck Institut, Göttingen