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Virginia Tech tapped to host 2022 Molecular Quantum Mechanics conference

Daniel Crawford

Virginia Tech will host the 10th Molecular Quantum Mechanics conference in 2022, an event expected to bring 300 experts in the field theoretical chemistry to Blacksburg.

Leading the conference will be T. Daniel Crawford, University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemistry, the Ethyl Corporation Chair in Chemistry in the College of Science, and the director of the National Science Foundation-funded Molecular Sciences Software Institute, headquartered in the Corporate Research Center.  

The international conference is held every three years, with the 2019 meeting being held in Heidelberg, Germany. Additional past hosts include the University of Cambridge, the University of California, Berkeley, and Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary. Each meeting honors the scientific achievements of one or more pioneers in the field of molecular quantum mechanics.

Crawford’s co-organizers are professors Anna Krylov of the University of Southern California, Henry F. Schaefer of the University of Georgia, and Troy Van Voorhis of MIT.

“This is truly an honor for Virginia Tech,” Crawford said. “We’re proud that our theoretical and computational chemistry program has achieved such international prominence, and we’re looking forward to welcoming the global molecular quantum mechanics community to Blacksburg.”

The conference will be held June 26 to July 1, 2022.