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Fullerenes are fun to play with

Update: Movie added (see below)


I am in a fortunate position, really.

Before I already had two turboladies as PhD-students, Sílvia Osuna and Mireia Güell, both of whom obtained the PhD-defense with maximum grade (excellent cum laude), and both of whom received the Premi Extraordinari de Doctorat en Química (Mireia in 2009, Sílvia in 2010).

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And now I have a new one as well: Abril Castro. Abril received a few weeks ago the award for the Best Master Thesis of México in 2012 in the field of Thermodynamics (under supervision of Gabriel Merino), which resulted in part from a research stay she made early 2012 with a European exchange project (CANIOC, FP7-PEOPLE-2009-IRSES). Moreover, at the #DFT2013 conference in Durham she won a IJQC-coffeemug in the #IJQCBingo that was taking place through Twitter during the conference.

Getting back to Sílvia Osuna: around the same time as Abril received the Master award, Sílvia finally received news about her Juan de la Cierva position (3-year postdoc, JdC201…