It is with pleasure I invite you to attend the 9th Molecular Quantum Mechanics conference (MQM19) to be held in Heidelberg Germany from 30.6. to 5.7. 2019.
The series of „Molecular Quantum Mechanics“ conferences are held as a triannual event and traditionally honor the scientific achievements of leading scientists in the field of molecular quantum mechanics, who usually were born in the host country. Previous MQM conferences were held in:
- Seattle (2001, in honor of Prof. Ernest Davidson)
- Cambridge (2004, honoring Prof. Nicolas Handy)
- Budapest (2007, honoring Prof. Peter Pulay)
- Berkeley (2010, honoring Prof. Fritz Schaefer)
- Lugano (2013, honoring Prof. Rodney Bartlett)
- and Uppsala (2016, honoring Inga Fischer-Hjalmars, Per-Olov Löwdin, Björn O. Roos, Jan Almlöf, and Per E. M. Siegbahn).
The MQM 2019 in Germany will be held in honor of Prof. Werner Kutzelnigg, Prof. Wilfried Meyer and Prof. Sigrid Peyerimhoff and in memory of Prof. Reinhart Ahlrichs. All of these four outstanding scientists have made seminal contributions to the field of electronic structure theory, in particularly to the understanding of electron correlation phenomena and in the development of new and powerful approximation methods in this area.
The conference will cover all aspects of theoretical chemistry but with a focus on wavefunction theory. There will be 70 oral presentations including four historic lectures as well as two poster-sessions.
Heidelberg is considered to be one of the most attractive smaller towns (150000 citizens) in Germany. Heidelberg is situated in the state of Baden Württemberg, close to the geographical center of Germany and easily reachable by public transport. The major international airports of Stuttgart and Frankfurt are within a one hour train ride on a high-speed train from Heidelberg. The city is located in a lovely area with the river Neckar flowing through it and surrounded by vineyards. It historic city center and the beautiful castle that overlooks the city are major points of attraction for international tourism. Heidelberg looks back to a history of over 2000 years and features the oldest and one of the most prestigious German universities - the Ruprecht Karls University. A number of Nobel laureates in physics in chemistry have studied or taught at the University of Heidelberg including Max Born, Fritz Haber, Theoder Hänsch, Rudolf Mößbauer, Karl Ziegler, Georg Wittig and Adolf von Baeyer among others.