Mathematics of Physical Chemistry Boot Camp

  • Department Manager Associate, Department of Chemistry
  • Part Time Instructor, UK 101
  • Chemistry
  • Staff Council
161A Jacobs Science Building
(859) 257-4741

The Physical Chemistry Division at the University of Kentucky is offering the Mathematics of Physical Chemistry Boot Camp. This boot camp provides students an introduction or refresher to a few key mathematical and numerical approaches that they will encounter in class and research. The boot camp is voluntary and open to graduate students or ambitious undergraduates interested in reviewing mathematical methods and their physical chemistry applications. The classes will meet on two Saturday mornings around the first week of classes. Each session will be be motivated by an application in physical chemistry and will review the mathematical modeling and solutions necessary to explore the problems. The format for each session will entail two lectures and hands-on tutorials. The lectures will outline the mathematics and theory behind a given problem, while the tutorials will focus on the practical tools to approach the challenge. Outcomes include working knowledge of common mathematical concepts in physical chemistry and numerical tools used to solve such problems.

Schedule and Format

Classes will be held in the new Jacobs Science Building on:

  • Session 1: Saturday, Aug 26, 8a to early afternoon
  • Session 2: Saturday, Sept 2, 8a to early afternoon

Each session will consist of

  • Two 1-hour lectures centered about an application and the underlying theory
  • Two 1-2 hour tutorials to explore analytical tools and numerical approaches to solve the problems 


Please register via this webform and sign-up to register with our wiki using your linkblue id. Registration is limited to the first twenty applicants before August 19. No costs are involved with this workshop. 

Please email if you have additional questions.

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