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Title: Viewpoints on the 2017 American Conference on Theoretical Chemistry

From July 17th to 21st, theoretical chemists from the United States and abroad gathered at Boston University to take part in the 2017 American Conference on Theoretical Chemistry (ACTC, http://meetatbu.com/actc). The ACTC grew out of a Gordon Research Conference held biennially from 1962 to 1970. The conference in its current form has been held every three years since 1972. The 2017 conference was chaired by Sharon Hammes-Schiffer (Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and vice-chaired by Todd J. Martiń ez (Stanford Univ). David F. Coker of Boston University served as the Deputy Chair and Local Organizer. More than 30 professors at the forefronts of their respective fields gave talks describing recent research developments. Additionally, over 170 students and postdocs contributed posters detailing their research efforts in theoretical chemistry and its numerous intersecting disciplines. This Viewpoint contains accounts of many of the talks given at the ACTC, delineated by the following concentrations: energy and electron transfer, materials and interfaces, quantum dynamics and spectroscopy, electronic structure, machine learning, and modeling in solution and biological environments. However, most talks could have easily been categorized under two or more of the concentrations listed, emblematic of the large and growing interdisciplinarity in the theoretical chemistry community.more » The 2017 ACTC was a demonstration of both the depth at which theoretical chemists are understanding fundamental phenomena and the large breadth of topics to which a theoretical chemistry perspective is being applied.« less
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL (United States)
  2. Boston Univ., MA (United States)
  3. Stanford Univ., CA (United States); SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-76SF00515
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Physical Chemistry. A, Molecules, Spectroscopy, Kinetics, Environment, and General Theory
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 121; Journal Issue: 41; Journal ID: ISSN 1089-5639
Publisher:
American Chemical Society
Research Org:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
OSTI Identifier:
1419635

Goldsmith, Zachary K., Provazza, Justin, and Seritan, Stefan. Viewpoints on the 2017 American Conference on Theoretical Chemistry. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1021/acs.jpca.7b09624.
Goldsmith, Zachary K., Provazza, Justin, & Seritan, Stefan. Viewpoints on the 2017 American Conference on Theoretical Chemistry. United States. doi:10.1021/acs.jpca.7b09624.
Goldsmith, Zachary K., Provazza, Justin, and Seritan, Stefan. 2017. "Viewpoints on the 2017 American Conference on Theoretical Chemistry". United States. doi:10.1021/acs.jpca.7b09624. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1419635.
@article{osti_1419635,
title = {Viewpoints on the 2017 American Conference on Theoretical Chemistry},
author = {Goldsmith, Zachary K. and Provazza, Justin and Seritan, Stefan},
abstractNote = {From July 17th to 21st, theoretical chemists from the United States and abroad gathered at Boston University to take part in the 2017 American Conference on Theoretical Chemistry (ACTC, http://meetatbu.com/actc). The ACTC grew out of a Gordon Research Conference held biennially from 1962 to 1970. The conference in its current form has been held every three years since 1972. The 2017 conference was chaired by Sharon Hammes-Schiffer (Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and vice-chaired by Todd J. Martiń ez (Stanford Univ). David F. Coker of Boston University served as the Deputy Chair and Local Organizer. More than 30 professors at the forefronts of their respective fields gave talks describing recent research developments. Additionally, over 170 students and postdocs contributed posters detailing their research efforts in theoretical chemistry and its numerous intersecting disciplines. This Viewpoint contains accounts of many of the talks given at the ACTC, delineated by the following concentrations: energy and electron transfer, materials and interfaces, quantum dynamics and spectroscopy, electronic structure, machine learning, and modeling in solution and biological environments. However, most talks could have easily been categorized under two or more of the concentrations listed, emblematic of the large and growing interdisciplinarity in the theoretical chemistry community. The 2017 ACTC was a demonstration of both the depth at which theoretical chemists are understanding fundamental phenomena and the large breadth of topics to which a theoretical chemistry perspective is being applied.},
doi = {10.1021/acs.jpca.7b09624},
journal = {Journal of Physical Chemistry. A, Molecules, Spectroscopy, Kinetics, Environment, and General Theory},
number = 41,
volume = 121,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {10}
}