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Monday, October 30 2017

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I will present applications of quantum chemical ab initio methods in calculations of van der Waals (vdW) intermolecular interactions. vdW forces are important in many areas of physical chemistry. The focus will be on their interest in astrophysical modeling of abundances of selected molecular species that are present in the interstellar media (ISM) and on applications to cold chemistry. Recent advances in electronic structure methods coupled with a rapid increase of computational power allow for very precise modeling of molecule-molecule scattering.