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 will be posted very soon. 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 Feb. 1, 2019.


Registration will open in the early spring. We hope to have dorm rooms available. 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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