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Tromsø, Norway


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Symposia Information

The Conference will feature a mix of younger and more established researchers, and is structured to allow significant time for discussion and be organized around eight thematic sessions.

Accurate Thermochemistry
Angela Wilson (North Texas, USA)
Branko Ruscic (ANL, USA)
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Chemical Insights
Paul Ayers (McMaster, Canada)
Pedro Salvador (Girona, Spain)
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Complex Systems
Jiali Gao (Minnesota, USA)
Nandini Ananth (Cornell, USA)
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George Schatz (Northwestern, USA)
Keli Han (Dalian, China)
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Electronic Structure
Piotr Piecuch (Michigan State, USA)
Jiri Pittner (Charles, Czech)
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Subsystems in Density Functional Theory
Tomasz Wesolowski (Geneva, Switzerland)
Christoph Jacob (Braunschweig, Germany)
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Emerging Methods for Quantum N-body Problem
Seiichiro Ten-No (Kobe, Japan)
Edward Valeev (Virginia Tech, USA)
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Molecular Properties
Trygve Helgaker (Oslo, Norway)
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Per-Olov Löwdin Symposium
Erkki Brändas - ISTCP President
(Uppsala, Sweden)
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Relativistic Methods
Wenjian Liu (Beijing, China)
Jochen Autschbach (SUNY Buffalo, USA)









NEW ISTCP Congress 2013

Budapest Hungary

The home page for ISTCP-VIII is open now.

Welcome to the Homepage of ISTCP-VIII!

The Congress is scheduled for 25-31 August, 2013, in Budapest, Hungary.

Registration has been opened

Early bird
before 1st of April

between 1st of April
and 31st of July

On site

full rate

390 EUR

490 EUR

550 EUR

student rate

330 EUR

430 EUR

550 EUR


ISTCP-8, Budapest, Hungary, 2013

Honorary Chair: J. Ladik, founder of ISTCP

Chair:          P. Surjan

Co-Chairs:      E. Brandas, President of ISTCP

                J. Pipek




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Welcome to the International Society for Theoretical Chemical Physics - U.S.

NEW ISTCP Congress 2011


The home page for ISTCP-VII is open now.

Important dates are:
> - March 31, 2011: Earlybird registration closes
> - March 31, 2011: Abstract submission for plenary/invited lectures
>                   and contributed talks closes
> - June 30, 2011: Standard registration closes
> - June 30, 2011: Abstract submission for posters closes
> - September 2-8, 2011: ISTCP-VII Congress






6th Congress of the International Society for Theoretical Chemical Physics

Vancouver CANADA July 19-24th 2008






NEW: Due to the present situation caused by the Hurricane Katrina
>the deadline for submission to the V:th International Congress of ISTCP
>held in New Orleans July 20-26, 2005, has been prolonged from
>September 15 to October 15, 2005. Please send submissions directly
>Professor Erkki J. Brändas
>Editor-in-Chief IJQC
>Department of Quantum Chemistry

If you need any additional information about ISTCP you can also contact rupnik@istcp.org

Welcome to the International Society for Theoretical Chemical Physics - U.S.


Fifth Congress of the International Society for Theoretical Chemical Physics

                                                        Location:   RENAISSANCE ARTS HOTEL

                                                                 NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, USA

                                                   Dates:    Wednesday, July 20, 2005 - Tuesday July 26, 2005

Organizing Committee

Chair: P. Politzer, University of New Orleans
   Co-Chair: E. J. Brandas, Uppsala University (President, ISTCP)
P. Balbuena, Texas A & M University
R. J. Bartlett, University of Florida
J. Burda, Charles University, Prague
A. M. Chaka, U.S.National Institute of Standards and Technology
P. Hobza, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
P.E.Hoggan, University of Clermont II, France
H. J. Kreuzer, Dalhousie University, Halifax
J. Ladik, University of Erlangen-Nurnberg
J. Leszczynski, Jackson State University
M. Levy, North Carolina A & T State University
N. H. March, University of Antwerp
J. S. Murray, University of New Orleans
M. Orozco, University of Barcelona
M. Quack, ETH Zurich
K. Rupnik, Louisiana State University
J. M. Seminario, Texas A & M University
K. D. Sen, University of Hyderabad, India
W. A. Sokalski, Wroclaw University of Technology
P. Surjan, Eotvos University, Budapest
J. Tomasi, University of Pisa
A. Toro-Labbe, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
H. Weinstein, Weill Medical College, Cornell University



Thursday, July 21, 2005

Opening of Congress

8:30 AM             E. J. Brändas (President, ISTCP)

Plenary Session I:   Methodology                                         Chair:  P. Surjan

8:35 – 8:50 AM           Perspectives: R. J. Bartlett (organizer)

8:50 – 9:20 AM                       S. Hirata

9:20 – 9:50 AM                       P. Piecuch

9:50 – 10:20 AM                     G. E. Scuseria


Plenary Session II:   Statistical Mechanics                          Chair:  H. J. Kreuzer

10:45 – 11:15 AM       Perspectives: H. J. Kreuzer (organizer)

11:15 – 12:00 Noon                 T. Seideman


Parallel Sessions

2:00 – 3:30 PM    Methodology A:                             Statistical Mechanics: 

                                    Chair:  S. R. Gwaltney                          Chair:  A. Wierzbicki

                                       M. Nooijen                                          R. R. Netz

                                       L. Adamowicz                                      S. Bonev

                                       W. D. Allen


4:00 – 5:00 PM    Methodology B: 

                                    Chair:  A. Beste                                   

                                       K. Jankowski

                                       P. E. Hoggan

Poster Session

6:00 – 7:30 PM            W. H. Adams, M. Ernzerhof, J. R. Gour, F. Hanke, P. E. Hoggan,

                                    T. F. Hughes, Y. G. Khait, J. J. McClellan, J.-S. McEwen (3),

                                    M. Musial, D. A. da Silva, A. Szabados, A. G. Taube,

                                    M. Wloch

Friday, July 22, 2005


Plenary Session III:   Noncovalent Interactions                 Chair:  P. Hobza

8:30 – 8:45 AM           Perspectives: P. Hobza (organizer)

8:45 – 9:30 AM                       B. Jeziorski

9:30 – 10:15 AM                     K. Müller-Dethlefs


Plenary Session IV:   Nanomaterials                                   Chair:  J. M. Seminario

10:45 – 11:00 AM       Perspectives: J. M. Seminario (organizer)

11:00 – 11:45 AM                   D. Woolard

11:45 – 12:30 PM                    P. B. Balbuena


Parallel Sessions

2:00 – 3:30 PM   Noncovalent Interactions A         Nanomaterials

                                    Chair:  P. Hobza                                   Chair:  J. S. Murray

                                       S. Scheiner                                           M. J. Frisch

                                       K. Jordan                                             D. R. Salahub

                                       P. Hobza                                              G. S. Hwang


4:00 – 5:30 PM   Noncovalent Interactions B

                                    Chair:  P. Hobza

                                       M. Havenith

                                       T. Zwier

                                       M. S. de Vries

Poster Session

6:00 – 7:30 PM            A. Beste, E. A. Boudreaux, A. M. Chaka, M. C. Concha,

E. Dyguda, M. Ernzerhof, O. Isayev, P. Jin, R. Lefebvre, J. Martinez,

J. Maruani,  J.-P. Piquemal, E. Rincon Bedoya,

P. Salvador, D. J. V. A. dos Santos, K. S. Thanthiriwatte, J. Torras

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Plenary Session V:   Surfaces, Materials                              Chair:  A. M. Chaka

8:30 – 8:45 AM           Perspectives: A. M. Chaka (organizer)

8:45 – 9:30 AM                       W. A. Goddard III

9:30 – 10:15 AM                     P. Vashishta


Plenary Session VI:   Molecular Biophysics                        Chair:  H. Weinstein

10:45 – 11:00 AM       Perspectives: H. Weinstein (organizer)

11:00 – 11:30 AM                   N. Richards

11:30 – 12:00 Noon                 J. Gao

12:00 – 12:30 PM                    D. Millar

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Parallel Sessions

9:00 – 10:30 AM   Surfaces, Materials A:                   Molecular Biophysics:

                                    Chair:  J. Leszczynski                            Chair:  K. Rupnik

                                       J. D. Gale                                             W. A. Sokalski

                                       S. L. Price                                           

                                       S. Grabowski


11:00 – 12:30 PM   Surfaces, Materials B:

                                    Chair:  W. A. Sokalski

                                        Y. A. Wang

                                        L. Gagliardi

                                        A. E. Masunov

Monday, July 25, 2005

Plenary Session VII:   Solvation                                           Chair:  M. Orozco

8:30 – 8:45 AM           Perspectives: M. Orozco (organizer)

8:45 – 9:30 AM                       C. J. Cramer

9:30 – 10:15 AM                     C. L. Brooks III


Plenary Session VIII:   Density Functional Theory            Chair:  M. Levy

10:45 – 11:00 AM       Perspectives: M. Levy (organizer)

11:00 – 11:30 AM                   J. P. Perdew

11:30 – 12:00 Noon                 A. Savin

12:00 – 12:30 PM                    S. B. Trickey


Parallel Sessions

2:00 – 3:30 PM    Solvation:                              Density Functional Theory A

                                    Chair:  C. Parkányi                   Chair:  J. Maruani

                                       B. Mennucci                             W. Yang

                                       A. Klamt                                  P. Ayers

                                                                                       P. Mori-Sánchez


4:00 – 5:30 PM                                                 Density Functional Theory B

                                                                                    Chair:  M. Muslal

                                                                                       K. J. Burke

                                                                                       N. Gidopoulos

                                                                                       I. Schweigert

Poster Session

6:00 – 7:30 PM            L. A. Constantin, M. Duran,  A. Furmanchuk,

                                    B. F. Gherman, S. R. Gwaltney, P. Jaque, V. V. Karasiev,

                                    A. Klamt, J. Martinez, M. A. Mroginski, L. R. Olano,

                                    C. Parkanyi, J. S. Murray, E. Sagvolden, D. J. V. A. dos Santos, A. Tamulis,

                                    T. Wymore

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Plenary Session IX:   Open Problems in Theory                 Chair:  R. J. Bartlett

8:30 – 9:15 AM                       W. Kohn

9:15 – 10:00 AM                     I. Lindgren


10:30 – 11:15 AM                   J. Ladik

11:15 – 12:00 Noon                 E. J. Brändas

12:00 – 12:15 PM                    M. Levy

12:15 – 12:30 PM                    R. J. Bartlett

Adjournment of Congress

12:30 PM             E. J. Brändas (President, ISTCP)



The Proceedings of the Congress will be published in a special issue of the International Journal of Quantum Chemistry.  To expedite this, contributors are asked to bring their manuscripts to the Congress, and give them to either Erkki Brandas or Peter Politzer.  The final date for submitting manuscripts will be September 15, 2005. 

Social Program

                                                  -Opening Reception on Wednesday evening , July  20, 2005

                                                  - Banquet on Sunday evening, July 24, 2005



Congress Site and Accommodations

The Congress will be held at the Renaissance Arts Hotel, which is located in the Warehouse/Arts District of New Orleans, just seven blocks from the French Quarter. There are numerous restaurants, galleries and museums within a few minutes walk from the hotel.

Special room rates* have been arranged for participants in the Congress:

Single occupancy:     $99 per night

                   Double occupancy:  $109. per night                

  Triple occupancy:  $139. per night

  Four persons:       $169. per night

*Taxes not included

Participants should make their own room reservations directly with the Hotel at 1 800 431 8634 or 1 504 613 2330, and should mention that they are coming for the ISTCP Congress.




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Additional information for UNO :http://conferences.uno.edu


This is also the time to renew the membership!



HOW TO CONTACT OTHER MEMBERS  ( for  updated addresses contact rupnik@istcp.com

Previous meetings:


Link to the previous ICTCP-IV Fourth Congress of the International Society for Theoretical Chemical Physics   9-16 July, 2002
Marly-le-Roi, France


 THIRD ICTCP III-1999 (.doc)

THIRD ICTCP III-1999 (.doc)

Link to the ICTCP-III


Link to the schedule and list of Plenary and invited speakers at ICTCP-2 New Orleans - see also International Journal of Quantum ChemistryVolume 64, Number 1-3, August 5,1997 is the special issue: Second Triennial Congress of the International Society for Theoretical Chemical Physics -with guest editors: Sean P. McGlynn, Kresimir Rupnik and Janos Ladik ISTC  ICTCP II was sponsored by Louisiana State University, Oklahoma State University, National Science Foundation (NSF), Petrolium Research Form (PRF), And Crescent Technologies, Exxon, Dow, DSM Copolimer, IBM, Rubicon






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