Chirality 2016 will be held
at the Heidelberg University Campus in the Chemistry Lecture Hall Building (Im
Neuenheimer Feld 252, Heidelberg, Germany). The conference site is only a block
from public transportation and centrally located within walking distance of
several hotels, restaurants and the beautiful Neckar River.
Heidelberg, home of the
oldest university in Germany with more than 39.000 students is also called “City
of Sciences” and is a perfect location to host Chirality 2016. The conference
venue is located in the center of the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan area, home of
several renowned research universities, some of the largest chemical and
pharmaceutical companies as well as many highly innovative startups and mature
firms in the field chemistry and biology.
Epitome of German Romanticism, Heidelberg comes high on the wish-list of
many city tourists
Romantic poets such as Joseph von Eichendorff, Clemens Brentano and Achim
von Arnim also fell in love with the city, as did the author Mark Twain, the
composer Robert Schumann and the painter William Turner
view from the Philosophers’ Walk over the city, the Old bridge and the
majestic Heidelberg Castle
perched high above the Old Town is the crowning tourist glory of Heidelberg.
This attraction is not diminished by the fact that is has been largely a
ruin for over 300 years.
a history stretching back over 600 years, the University Ruperto Carola
is also inseparably connected with the city. It is the oldest University in
Germany, with its almost sacred-looking “Alte Aula” (“Old Assembly Hall”).
most famous sights in Heidelberg are almost all within strolling distance of
the meeting venue: the picturesque old town with its extensive pub district,
the “Alte Brücke” (“Old Bridge”) and the “Philosophenweg” (“Philosophers’
Walk”), the Castle or the longest pedestrian zone (1,6 km/1 mi) in Germany.
The city offers a huge range of cultural facilities with theaters, stages,
museums, galleries, festivals and much more.
Heidelberg is a stronghold of the Life Sciences – the University, the
European Molecular Biology Laboratory, the German Cancer Research Center and
the Heidelberg Max Planck Institutes are numbered amongst the best in the
world in terms of basic research.
students are registered at the Ruperto Carola, in 12 faculties offering over
170 different courses. Over 5,000 scientists are engaged here in teaching
and research – including around 450 professors. 10 Nobel Prize winners have
conducted research at the University of Heidelberg as professors, or still
work here today, such as Prof. Dr. Harald zur Hausen, who won the 2008 Nobel
Prize for Medicine or Prof. Dr. Stefan Hell, who won the 2014 Nobel Prize
Heidelberg is home to many renowned research centers
such as the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ),
the National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT), the Heidelberg Ion
Beam Therapy Center (HIT), the European Molecular Biology
Laboratory (EMBL), the
Max-Planck Institutes for Medical Research, Astronomy,
Nuclear Physics and Foreign Public and International Law
or the Heidelberg Institute for
Theoretical Studies (HITS).