The 50th Symposium on Theoretical Chemistry, will take place in Vienna, Austria from September 14-18, 2014.

This year meeting will feature 15 invited speakers, who will present talks spanning from the development of methods in quantum chemistry, in dynamics, or the combination of both, to applications, also for excited states and light-induced processes. Additionally, 24 oral presentations from any field of Theoretical Chemistry will be selected from submissions and posters. Two poster sessions will allow you to interact with theorists from all fields of Theoretical Chemistry. On September 17th, the Hellmann Prize will be awarded to a young theoretical chemist.

We specially encourage young students and postdocs to attend the meeting.
Six poster prizes will be awarded to the best posters from young scientists (<35 years).

Invited speakers:

Irene Burghardt (Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany)
Garnet Chan (Princeton University, USA)
Andreas Dreuw (University of Heidelberg, Germany)
Marcus Elstner (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
Laura Gagliardi (University of Minnesota, USA)
Juergen Gauß (University of Mainz, Germany)
Hardy Gross (Max-Planck-Institut fuer Mikrostrukturphysik, Halle,Germany)
Roland Lindh (Uppsala University, Sweden)
Todd Martinez (University of Stanford, USA)
Benedetta Menucci (University of Pisa, Italy)
Mike A. Robb (Imperial College London, UK)
Peter Saalfrank (University of Potsdam, Germany)
Ivano Tavernelli (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
Walter Thiel (Max-Planck-Institut fuer Kohlenforschung, Mülheim, Germany)
Hans-Joachim Werner (University of Stuttgart, Germany)

The 50th anniversary will be additionally celebrated with two historical lectures. Wilfried Meyer (Kaiserslautern) will highlight the development of Theoretical Chemistry in the last 50 years within the German speaking countries and Klaus Ruedenberg (Iowa) will tell us about the history of Chemistry starting 3000 years ago.

Important dates:

Registration is now open and closes on the 30th of May.

Abstract deadline for oral contributions: 15th June.

Abstract deadline for posters: 15th July.

The registration fee (250 EUR, reduced to 200 EUR for PhD students) includes the book of abstracts, a welcome reception, lunches, coffee breaks, evening food, free drinks during the two poster sessions, and the closing conference dinner in a typical Viennese wine tavern. A number of excursions can also be booked through the registration home page.

The number of participants is limited, so we cordially invite you to register as soon as possible.  A contingent of affordable rooms have been reserved to facilitate housing in Vienna.  September is conference high season and cheap accommodation runs out fast. It is therefore recommended to book early. If you fly with Austrian airlines, a discount of 15% is applied for STC participants.

For further details, check our conference website:

For correspondence, please use the email address:

We are looking forward to seeing  you in Vienna!

Organizer: Leticia González (University of Vienna)
Local organizing team: Edith Steinwidder, Andrea*s Jackie Klaura, Philipp Marquetand, Markus Oppel


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