Event Date/Time: Jul 19, 2008 End Date/Time: Jul 24, 2008
Registration Date: Jul 13, 2008
Early Registration Date: Jun 15, 2008
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The ACTC meeting is held every three years and is widely attended by theoretical chemists from both the United States and abroad. This year the conference will feature some speakers from related disciplines whose work is of considerable importance to theoretical chemistry, thus further encouraging cross-fertilization.

The invited speakers are among the leading scholars in their respective fields. The list of invited speakers includes a very diverse set of ages and interests.

The speakers include:
Alan Aspuru-Guzik
Victor Batista
Emily Carter
Lorenz Cederbaum
Arup Chakraborty
Monica Olvera de La Cruz
Qiang Cui
Supriyo Datta
Sharon Glotzer
James Hynes
Srinivasan Iyengar
Walter Kohn
Leeor Kronik
Nancy Makri
Rudy Marcus
Anne McCoy
Hiroshi Nakatsuji
Peter Rossky
George Schatz
Tamar Seideman
Igal Szleifer
Alessandro Troisi
Greg Voth
Peter Wolynes

In addition to presentations by the invited speakers, two poster sessions have been scheduled as part of the conference program. A large meeting space has been reserved to accommodate both the posters and sponsors on the poster presentation days.

The following are among the topics to be presented at the at the 2008 conference: Dynamics, Statistical Mechanics, Biochemistry, Materials, Nano/Info, Charge and Energy Transfer and Electronic Structure.

There will be three oral presentations by students and postdocs.

Limited scholarships are available for graduate students.


Additional Information

On-site registration begins on Saturday evening, July 19, 2008, along with a Welcome Reception. Talks by the featured speakers begin on Sunday morning, July 20, at 8:30 a.m. with presentations and poster sessions continuing through 12:00 noon on Thursday, July 24. The conference also includes a closing Reception and Banquet on Wednesday, July 23 at the InterContinental Hotel located on Chicago’s famous Magnificent Mile. The dates for this conference have been chosen to enable participants to benefit from the most economical airfares. In addition to an exciting and informative conference, several free blocks of time have been built into the conference schedule, including one evening to accommodate a nighttime outing. Discount tickets will be available to local attractions and beaches.