The development of TURBOMOLE  started in the late 1980s in the group of Prof. Dr. Reinhart Ahlrichs at the University of Karlsruhe and at the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe. In 2007, the TURBOMOLE GmbH has been founded by R. Ahlrichs, F. Furche, C. Hättig, W. Klopper, M. Sierka and F. Weigend. The company took over the responsibility for the coordination of the scientific development of TURBOMOLE, to which it holds all copy and intellectual property rights.

All revenues of the company are spent exclusively on the further program development.

Today, the TURBOMOLE GmbH is owned by F. Furche, C. Hättig, M. Sierka, D. P. Tew and F. Weigend.

What We Stand For

  • “Tools, not toys” for practitioners
  • Decades of experience and evolutionary improvements
  • Ultrahigh efficiency without accuracy compromises
  • Robust, broadly applicable methods
  • Scientific and personal integrity at the highest level
  • Colegial, evidence-based decisions
  • Reliability
  • Motivated by science and serving the community, not profit