CECAM School: Quantum and Mixed Quantum Classical Dynamics in photochemistry @ CECAM HQ
May 14 – May 18 all-day
CECAM School: Quantum and Mixed Quantum Classical Dynamics in photochemistry @ CECAM HQ | Lausanne | Vaud | Switzerland

Photoinitiated processes are not only important for understanding natural phenomena but they also play an undeniable role in the booming fields of renewable energy, material design and medicine. Excited state processes have traditionally been explained from a static point of view, delivering in some cases a biased, incorrect or even incomplete description of the former. The simulation of the dynamics of such processes is therefore fundamental for the quest to understand the chemical and physical mechanisms.
The purpose of this school is to introduce its participants to state-of-the-art methodologies for the simulation of the dynamics of processes in the excited state, following the evolution in time of photoinitiated reactions, one of the priority topics of this call.

The school will be focused in simulating the dynamics of complex molecules. Electronic ab initio or TD-DFT methods would be sketched for obtaining the electronic wavefunctions or densities, that would be afterwards quantum-mechanically propagated. Moreover, several approaches for the treatment of the nuclei will be also provided, from full quantum dynamics to mixed quantum-classical dynamics.

The course is directed at PhD students, and young researchers, beginners in the field, working in theoretical chemistry and molecular physics.

More information at:

MACUMB 2017 @ Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
May 25 – May 26 all-day
MACUMB 2017 @ Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid | Madrid | Community of Madrid | Spain

The scientific workshop: “Massive Computation for Ultrafast Molecular Breaking” (MACUMB 2017) will be held in the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain) on 25th and 26th of May 2017.

The scientific program ( includes ten invited talks that will be combined with two 3-hours practical sessions in computer rooms. We aim to bring together developers of the state-of-the-art scientific software in the field of quantum chemistry and molecular physics.

Registration is already open and closes on May 15th, 2017. The registration for the meeting is free for all participants.

You can find detailed information at

Alicia Palacios, Sergio Díaz-Tendero and Jesús González-Vázquez
Departamento de Química, Facultad de Ciencias
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

CECAM workshop Seeking synergy between dynamics and statistics for non-equilibrium quantum processes
Jun 6 – Jun 9 all-day

The CECAM workshop Seeking synergy between dynamics and statistics for non-equilibrium quantum processes will be held in Paris in June 6th-9th.

One of the major difficulties in achieving an accurate theoretical descriptions of non-equilibrium processes in quantum mechanical systems is framed by the desire to provide a representation of the system of interest that is as realistic as possible, in a manner that is computationally tractable. The coupling of electronic and nuclear motion involving excited states, the quantum nature of the nuclear degrees of freedom, and the application of time-dependent driving forces, are just few examples of the effects that must be addressed in order to simulate these processes. Each of these effects poses unique challenges to theoretical progress. A number of exact and approximate quantum dynamics techniques are being developed and refined in order to provide algorithms that respond to the demand for a balance between computational efficiency and physical accuracy. Currently available techniques are typically based upon two different, but equivalent, formulations of many-body quantum mechanics, the wave function approach or the density matrix picture.

The proposed workshop aims to bring together the two principal molecular quantum dynamics communities (wave-function methods and density matrix approaches). The scope is threefold, (i) to identify and explore common goals and obstacles, (ii) help in fostering new ideas to connect these approaches, and bridge the apparent gap between approximate dynamical and statistical descriptions, (iii) identify possible routes to extend dynamics approaches to the domain of statistics.

At the workshop, experts are asked to uncover the fundamental details of the methods in pedagogical lectures. These lectures will be followed by extensive discussions, during which contributed speakers and participants are welcome to put forth some of their doubts and problems in the relation between dynamics and statistics.

Further information can be at:

Preliminary invited speakers are:

Nandini Ananth (Cornell University, USA) Sara Bonella (CECAM, Switzerland) Irene Burghardt (Goethe University, Germany) Eitan Geva (University of Michigan, USA) E. K. U. Gross (Max-Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Germany) Raymond Kapral (University of Toronto, Canada) Dvira Segal (University of Toronto, Canada) Jeremy Richardson (ETH Zurich, Switzerland) Graham Worth (University College London, UK)

CECAM DFT School, June 12-16, 2017, Lausanne @ CECAM Headquarters
Jun 12 – Jun 16 all-day

Where: CECAM Headquarters, Lausanne, Switzerland
When: June 12-16, 2017
Application deadline: February 28, 2017

This is a singular opportunity for students and postdocs. The school will be very similar to the previous one at IPAM last year ( with a similar line-up of excellent lecturers. We also provide limited support for student accommodation.

Scientific overview:

Last year, at least 30,000 scientific papers reported the results of DFT calculations. Many workshops and schools teach how to run a specific code. The purpose of this school is to teach the theory behind DFT. Lectures will be pedagogical and range from fundamentals to the latest approximations. The school is primarily targeted at junior researchers (Ph.D. students and postdocs) who are currently running DFT calculations and/or developing DFT or are interested in learning more about DFT. Internationally renowned experts in DFT will provide a thorough training in the fundamental theory through lectures and pedagogical research talks that connect themes of the lectures to the lecturers’ own cutting-edge research.

Confirmed speakers:

Mel Levy (Tulane University), John Perdew (Temple University), Hardy Gross (Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics) Weitao Yang (Duke University) Kieron Burke (University of California, Irvine) Leeor Kronik (Weizmann Institute) Neepa Maitra (Hunter College, CUNY) Adrienn Ruzsinszky (Temple University) Adam Wasserman (Purdue University)


Fill out the application form on the school web site. Submit one letter of recommendation from your academic advisor (via email to Participants are strongly encouraged to present a poster. Applications arriving by February 28, 2017 will receive full consideration.

Organizing Committee:

Attila Cangi (Sandia National Laboratories) Kieron Burke (University of California, Irvine) Hardy Gross (Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics)

CLEO/Europe – EQEC 2017
Jun 25 – Jun 29 all-day
CLEO/Europe - EQEC 2017 @ Munich | Bavaria | Germany

The European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the European Quantum Electronics Conference will take place from Sunday 25 June to Thursday 29 June 2017 in Munich (ICM), Germany as part of the World of Photonics Congress and the Laser World of Photonics 2017, the world’s leading laser trade fair.

The Congress will be the largest, most comprehensive and prestigious gathering of optics and photonics scientists and engineers organized in Europe in 2017.

A full list of topics and committees can be viewed on the conference website at  and we hope you will agree that the high quality of plenary, keynote, tutorial, invited speakers and short courses promises to make this conference unmissable!

The chairs invite you to come to Munich during June 25 – 29, 2017 and participate in Europe’s most exciting photonics and quantum electronics event. The historical and cultural atmosphere of Munich in June also provides a perfect environment for scientific and professional networking and is a tremendous source of scientific inspiration.

Contributed papers can now be sent on line via

Please remember the deadline for the submissions: Thursday January 19, 2017, 23:59 CET.

Submissions should consist of a 35-word abstract and a single A4 page summary in pdf format.

Conference topics cover a very wide spectrum of technical areas including laser development, new optical materials, nonlinear optics and nonlinear dynamics, ultrafast phenomena, telecommunications technologies, atom and quantum optics, quantum information, precision metrology, fibre optics, optical sensing, photonic crystals, nanophotonics and metamaterials etc.  A particular highlight of the 2017 programme will be a series of special symposia surveying recent advances in the following emerging areas of:

  • Free Electron Lasers and Applications
  • Advanced Microscopy and Nanoscopy
  • Photonics in Cancer Detection and Therapy
  • Optics of Topological Insulators
  • Perovskite Optoelectronics

More details can be found at

The conference is organised by the European Physical Society and its Quantum Electronics and Optics Division (QEOD), in cooperation with the IEEE Photonics Society and the Optical Society (OSA).

The CLEO®/Europe-EQEC conference series provides a unique European forum, offering informative reviews and discussing recent advances covering a wide spectrum of topics, from fundamental light-matter interactions and new sources of coherent light, to technology development, systems engineering and applications in industry and applied science.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Munich!
Giulio Cerullo, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Valerio Pruneri, ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences & ICREA, Spain

CLEO®/Europe General Chairs

Thorsten Ackemann, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom

Christine Silberhorn, Universität Paderborn, Germany

EQEC General Chairs

Jörg Schreiber, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität and Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, Garching, Germany CLEO®/Europe-EQEC Local Chair

Chitel Paris 2017 @ Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie (ENSCP Chimie ParisTech)
Jul 3 – Jul 7 all-day

Chitel, or QUITEL, is a historical conference devoted to theoretical chemistry. The XLIIIth edition of this conference will be held in Paris in July 2017, in the Latin Quartier – 5th district.

Founded in 1969 by Pullmann and Del Re, this conference is an annual meeting to promote collaboration and friendship among Theoretical Chemists of Latin-speaking countries. In the early years of the conference, European researchers were the main contributors. Afterwards, the Latin American community made an important contribution to the annual organization of this event.

We are honored to organize this meeting in Paris, 47 years after the first CHITEL organized in the French capital. It is an opportunity for us to pay tribute to the founding fathers of this congress.

We expect this XLIII edition to be an opportunity to once again enjoy the positive mood and the Latin dynamic in promoting, developing and strengthening scientific exchanges.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Paris, Organizing Committee of the CHITEL 2017.

Where and when ?

The conference will be held at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie (ENSCP Chimie ParisTech) Paris, France, July 3rd to July 7th, starting on Monday 12:00 am to Friday 2:00 pm.

Website of the conference:
After having created an account, you may register and deposit a summary for a contribution. About forty oral contributions will be held.

 Oral contribution: 2nd of May
 Poster: 31st of May

Main topics:
Electronic structure – Dynamics – Excited states – Photophysics – Analysis of chemical bond – Spectroscopy – Biological systems, and Materials.
Confirmed plenary speakers:
Ria Broer (The Netherlands)
Marie-Liesse Doublet (France)
Pedro Alexandrino Fernandes (Portugal)
Elson Longo (Brazil)
Giovanni Scalmani (USA)
Sandro Scandolo (Italy)
María Luisa Senent Diez (Spain)
We look forward to seeing you in Paris,
Yours sincerely,
Organizing Committee

Training School on Laser Applications for Biology and Biomolecular Systems
Jul 3 – Jul 7 all-day

Training School on Laser Applications for Biology and Biomolecular Systems: an authentic hands-on experience
3-7 July 2017, Coimbra, Portugal

The Laserlab-Europe Training School on Laser Applications for Biology and Biomolecular Systems is focused on the application of laser-based techniques to biologically relevant molecules and systems. A number of lectures on the school’s field of application will be given by renowned invited scientists. Spectroscopic, time-resolved and microscopy techniques will be presented and available for hands-on experiments by the targeted users from the biology, medicinal chemistry, pharmacy and medical communities. Students with a background in physics or chemistry with the objective of studying biomolecular systems are also welcome.

Scholarships, application and registration

The school is free of charge for the selected attendees (scholarships cover the cost of the school, accommodation in shared rooms and meals). Lab work may be limited to about 20 attendees. Scholarship recipients may have to arrange and pay for their own travel costs to the event, although a number of travel grants will be available for early registrations. The deadline for receiving scholarship application forms is 1 March 2017.

For all details, please see  and

ISPPCC 2017 @ St Catherine College
Jul 9 – Jul 14 all-day

The next International Symposium on Photochemistry and Photophysics of Coordination Compounds will be held in Oxford, UK. The 22nd meeting in the long-standing series brings together the latest advances in “light interaction with metal-containing systems”, including:

  • Ultrafast Dynamics of Photo induced Processes
  • X-rays and e-beams in Photosciences
  • Frontiers in Spectroscopy and Theory of Excited States
  • Multidimensional Spectroscopic and Structural Methods
  • Photoactive Molecules, Nanostructures and Devices
  • Photocatalysis, Solar Fuels, and Materials for Energy
  • Biological Optical Imaging and Sensing
  • Photobiology, Diagnostics and Therapy
ICP 2017 @ Strasbourg Convention + Exhibition Center
Jul 16 – Jul 21 all-day

The 28th International Conference on Photochemistry (ICP 2017) will be held July 16 – 21, 2017 at the Strasbourg Convention + Exhibition Centre in Strasbourg, France

The conference website is open for registration. Submission deadline for early birds is March 15, 2017.

For this year’s edition we are particularly proud to announce that the 2016 Nobel laureate Jean-Pierre Sauvage has accepted to be one of the plenary keynote speakers.

ICP is an exchange and discussion forum for the presentation of novel contributions in all modern fields of photochemistry. They’ll be gathered into topical sessions, including fundamental photochemistry & photophysics, but also the interdisciplinary aspects of photochemistry touching material science, quantum physics, information processing and biology.


TRVS 2017 @ Churchill College
Jul 16 – Jul 21 all-day
The Time Resolved Vibrational Spectroscopy Meeting (TRVS) is a biennial international conference that gathers experts in the field of time-resolved vibrational spectroscopy and provides them with a forum for exchanging ideas and knowledge about the latest advances in the field. The history of TRVS traces back to 1982 when the first meeting was held in Lake Placid, USA. Since the second meeting in 1985 TRVS has been held every two years, circulating between America, Europe, and Asia. The conference is typically in a single residential site allowing close interaction among all attendees.

The conference covers the following topics:

  • Dynamics of liquids, solids, interfaces, and nanostructured materials
  • Chemical, vibrational, and hydrogen bonding dynamics
  • Time-resolved vibrational spectroscopy in molecular biophysics and photobiology
  • Proton and electron transfer studies for energy conversion and storage
  • Advances in multi-dimensional vibrational spectroscopy: Infrared, Raman, and terahertz
  • New infrared and terahertz laser sources and spectrometers
  • Single molecule vibrational spectroscopy
  • Theoretical and computational spectroscopy

The scientific session of TRVS consists of plenary talks, invited talks, contributed talks, and poster presentations.  Awards are made to TRVS fellows, two awards for young scientists and a number of poster prizes.

Local Organizing Committee

Steve Meech – University of East Anglia
Michael George – University of Nottingham
Ismael Heisler – University of East Anglia
Neil Hunt – University of Strathclyde
David Klug – Imperial College
Philipp Kukura – University of Oxford
Andrew Orr-Ewing – Bristol University
Tony Parker – STFC Rutherford Appleton Labroatory
Cather Simpson – University of Auckland
Jasper van Thor – Imperial College
Julia Weinstein – University of Sheffield
Klaas Wynne – Glasgow University

International Advisory Committee

Huib Bakker – AMOLF, Amsterdam
Mischa Bonn – Max Planck Laboratory for Polymer Science, Mainz
Paul Champion – Northeastern University
Thomas Elsaesser – Max-Born Institute Berlin
Klaus Gerwert – Ruhr University Bochum
Marloes Groot – Free University Amsterdam
Thomas Gustafson – Ohio State University
Peter Hamm – University of Zurich
Karin Hauser – University Konstanz
Edwin Heilwell – NIST, Gaithersburg
Munira Khalil – University of Washington, Seattle
Takayoshi Kobayashi – University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo
Tim Lian – Emory University, Georgia
Yasuhisa Mizutani – Osaka University
Shaul Mukamel – University California, Irvine
Erik Nibbering – Max-Born Institute Berlin
Jennifer Ogilvie – University of Michigan
Cather Simpson – University of Auckland
Tahei Tahara – RIKEN, Tokyo
Andrei Tokmakoff – University of Chicago
Keisuke Tominaga – Kobe University
Hajime Torii – Shizuoka University
Siva Umapathy – Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Klaas Wynne – Glasgow University
Martin Zanni – University Wisconsin, Madison
Wolfgang Zinth – Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich