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. 

The 2024 Award is given to
Prof. Peter R. SchreinerJustus Liebig University Giessen, Germany

«Cool Organic Chemistry Toward CHO-Systems Chemistry»

  • Monday 13 May 2024, 16.30h
    University of Bern, DCBP, Freiestrasse 3, Bern, Lecture hall S379
  • Thursday 16 May 2024, 16.30h
    University of Geneva, Sciences II building, 30 quai Ernest-Ansermet, Geneva, Lecture hall A100
  • Friday 17 May 2024, 13.00h
    University of Zurich, Irchel Campus, Winterthurerstrasse 190, Zürich,
    Lecture hall Y04 G 30

«Rethinking Chemistry :The Role of Quantum Mechanical Tunneling»

  • Tuesday 14 May 2024, 16.45h
    ETH Zurich, Hönggerberg Campus, Vladimir Prelog Weg, Zürich, Lecture hall HCI J3
  • Wednesday 15 May 2024, 16.30h
    University of Basel, Department of Chemistry, Klingelbergstrasse 80, Basel, Large lecture hall PC

Download the HH-Tour 2024 Poster (PDF)

In collaboration with the GDCh

David Spichiger, SCS