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A symposium on Advances in Quantum Chemistry: Interfacing Electronic Structure with Dynamics will be held June 20-22, 2012 on the campus of the
University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, in the Walter Library. This is a satellite symposium of the 14th International Congress of Quantum Chemistry to be held in Boulder, Colorado the following week. There will be approximately 30 invited speakers plus a poster session and banquet.
The symposium will be concerned with techniques for interfacing electronic structure theory and dynamics to predict dynamical rates and properties in chemical and biochemical processes with a special emphasis on direct dynamics. Direct dynamics is defined as the calculation of dynamical processes by a method that, instead of using a pre-defined potential energy function (such as a molecular mechanics force field), all required energies and forces for each geometry that are important for evaluating dynamical properties are obtained directly from electronic structure calculations. This includes combined quantum mechanical and molecular mechanical methods in which the quantum mechanical part is direct.
The banquet on Thursday, June 21 will be held in the Riverview Gallery of the Weismann Art Museum on the East Bank of the Mississippi River on the University of Minnesota campus. The recently expanded Weismann Art Museum is in the strikingly original building designed by noted architect Frank Gehry; the Weisman has been in this building since 1993, four years prior to the opening of Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum building in Bilbao.
This symposium is sponsored by the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute for Advanced Computational Research and Cray Inc.