Jan C. A. Boeyens
Professor of Theoretical Chemistry, MSc (UOVS), DSc (Pret), FRSSAF,
A Mineral Called Fornacite
The Space Group of fornacite
has a screw-axis at every site
And they operate such
to remind very much
Of what minerals do in the night...
Chemistry is the central molecular science, and its theory embraces an
understanding of molecular structure and conformation, the nature of
chemical bonding and chemical reactivity. Computer modelling of these
phenomena has become an important tool in many research and industrial
laboratories in recent years, and my research has focused on exploring the
relationships between quantum mechanics and the concept of molecular
structure and chemical bonding. This has, amongst other phenomena, led to a
better understanding of the fundamental basis of molecular modelling. The
theoretical work is mainly supported by single-crystal x-ray analysis.
Current research projects include:
My Favourite topology.
A Three dimensional Moebius strip.
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