Update 30/10/2014: The Swedish Theoretical Chemistry Meeting 2014 has now passed. We thank all participants for making it an enjoyable and stimulating meeting.

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The 2014 meeting of the Theoretical Section of the Swedish Chemical Society will be held at the Ångström Laboratory (Uppsala University), Monday 27th - Wednesday 29
th of  October 2014. We will start at 13.00 on Monday and end at 12.30 on Wednesday.

The meeting is subtitled "New Horizons", which refers both to its scientific focus on new methods and applications, and to the fact that we are encouraging the participation of scientists from the other Nordic countries and further afield.
The subtitle also reflects the fact that we are now (slowly) approaching a situation where fairly realistic systems can be modelled fairly accurately, or ...? Which bottlenecks and limitations remain?

We define theoretical chemistry in a broad sense, including theory and computation from all fields of chemistry, and its interfaces with physics, biology, materials science, and so on. Electronic structure methods, atomistic force-field methods and beyond,
quantum, classical and stochastic dynamics, property calculations, and data mining all belong in this meeting, as do combinations of methods and multi-scale modelling. And of course - chemical bonding.

The meeting will feature keynote lectures from the following international speakers:


Roberto Car (Princeton, USA)

Martin Head-Gordon (UC Berkeley, USA)

Sally Price (UCL, UK)

Joost VandeVondele (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)

Horst Weiss (BASF, Germany)


And invited lectures from the following Nordic speakers:



Per-Olof 
Åstrand (NTNU, Norway)

Anders Blom (QuantumWise, Denmark)

Kurt Mikkelsen (U. of Copenhagen, Denmark)

Dage Sundholm (U. of Helsinki, Finland)


We welcome your contributions, oral as well as poster presentations!

The registration fee
of 1500 SEK per person will cover the conference material, lunch and buffet dinner on Monday, lunch and conference dinner on Tuesday and coffee breaks throughout the meeting.

The deadline for registration, abstract submission
and payment of the registration fee is Friday 26th of September.

We look forward to welcoming all participants to Uppsala in October, not least our Nordic neighbours!

/Kersti Hermansson and co-organisers












The meeting is supported by:
Vetenskapsrådet
Svenska Kemistsamfundet
Kungliga Vetenskapssamhället i Uppsala
essenceofescience.se
Uppsala Universitet







Header image adapted from an original by "Hameed"; used with permission.