MQM 2019
9th Molecular Quantum Mechanics Conference
June 30th - July 5th 2019

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.


Prof. Frank Neese, Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung


Prof. Dr. Jürgen Gauss, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

Prof. Dr. Willem Klopper, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Werner, Universität Stuttgart

Prof. Dr. Henry F. Schäfer III, University of Georgia

Local Organizer

Prof. Dr. Andreas Dreuw, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg


Confirmed speakers (to date):
Ali Alavi (Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Germany)
Ksenia Bravaya (Boston University, USA)
Garnet K. Chan (California Institute of Technology, USA)
Lan Cheng (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
Sonia Coriani (Technical University of Denmark)
Francesco Evangelista (Emory University, USA)
Shirin Faraji (University of Groningen, Netherlands)
Laura Gagliardi (University of Minnesota, USA)
Leticia González (University of Vienna, Austria)
Paola Gori-Giorgi (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Andreas Görling (University of Erlangen-Nuernberg, Germany)
Stefan Grimme (University of Bonn, Germany)
Andreas Grüneis (Technical University of Vienna, Austria)
Nathalie Guihéry (University of Toulouse, France)
Martin Head-Gordon (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
Trygve Helgaker (University of Oslo, Norway)
Roberto Improta (University of Naples, Italy)
Christoph Jacob (Technical University Braunschweig, Germany)
Thomas C. Jagau (University of Munich, Germany)
Mihály Kállay (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary)
Stefan Knecht (ETH Zuerich, Switzerland)
Peter Knowles (Cardiff University, UK)
Andreas Köhn (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
Georg Kresse (University of Vienna, Austria)
Anna Krylov (University of Southern California, USA)
Rolandh Lindh (Uppsala University, Sweden)
Wenjian Liu (Peking University, China)
Fred Manby (University of Bristol, UK)
David Manolopoulos (University of Oxford, UK)
Dominik Marx (Ruhr University Bochum, Germany)
Benedetta Mennucci (University of Pisa, Italy)
Jeppe Olsen (Aarhus University, Denmark)
Peter Saalfrank (University of Potsdam, Germany)
Trond Saue (University of Toulouse, France)
Sandeep Sharma (University of Colorado, USA)
Toru Shiozaki (Northwestern University, USA)
John Stanton (University of Florida, USA)
Joseph Subotnik (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Seiichiro L. Ten-No (Kobe University, Japan)
Alexander Thom (University of Cambridge, UK)
Julien Toulouse (Sorbonne University, France)
Edward F. Valeev (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA)
Troy van Voorhis (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
Tomasz A. Wesolowski (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Dominika Zgid (University of Michigan, USA)

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