Penn Conference in Theoretical Chemistry (PCTC)

Chemical Dynamics in the Condensed Phase: A Workshop to Honor Abe Nitzan's 75th Birthday

Philadephia, August 12-14, 2019

This year, the Penn Conference in Theoretical Chemistry (PCTC) will focus on "Chemical Dynamics in the Condensed Phase" and will be in honor of Abe Nitzan's 75th birthday. The meeting will take place on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania August 12-14, 2019. The workshop will run for 3 days. A preliminary list of speakers has now been posted here . In keeping with the tradition of PCTC, talks will be delivered by both senior and junior scientists.

PCTC Postdoctoral Fellows

In addition to invited faculty talks, we are soliciting nominations for PCTC POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW AWARDS. For PCTC 2019, one or two postdoctoral candidates from any field of theoretical chemistry will be chosen to present their work at the conference, and will also receive $500 for their travel expenses. To apply, postdoctoral candidates should submit ONE PDF containing (i) their full CV and (ii) an abstract (up to 500 words) of their proposed presentation. Candidates should also arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent to Applications are due by March 1, 2019.


Registration is now open. Go here. . Alas, because of the late timing in the fall, we will not be able to offer housing accommodation on campus this year. There are many hotels in area, however, as well as plenty of AirBnB's.

Simple options in West Philadelphia include
The Gables Bed and Breakfast,
The Study at University City,
and there are many, many hotel options in Center City just over the bridge. Feel free to email for more details.


The UPENN chemistry building is located at 34th and Spruce Street in downtown Philadelphia. It is approximately 20 minutes by cab from the PHL airport.

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The Organizers
Joe Subotnik
Misha Galperin
Dvira Segal
Oded Hod

and Co-Organizers
Andrew Rappe
Jeff Saven