The 15th International Congress of Quantum Chemistry (ICQC) will take place in Beijing, June 8-13, 2015. The registration will be opened by Oct 1, 2014. Please browse http://www.icqc2015.org/. The following eminent theoretical chemists have accepted the invitation for lectures:
Millard Alexander (U Maryland), Yuriko Aoki (Kyushu U), Paul Ayers (McMaster U), Joel Bowman (Emory U), Ria Broer-Braam (Groningen U), Filipp Furche (UC Irvine), Jiali Gao (U Minnesota), Yiqin Gao (Peking U), Stefan Grimme (U Bonn), Sharon Hammes-Schiffer (UIUC), Martin Head-Gordon (UC Berkeley), Dudley Herschbach (Harvard, Nobel Laureate), Roald Hoffmann (Cornell U, Nobel Laureate), Kendall Houk (UCLA), Denis Jacquemin (U Nantes), Poul Jørgensen (U Aarhus), Kwang S. Kim (Ulsan), Wanzhen Liang (Xiamen U), Carmay Lim (Acad Sinica), Yi Luo (KTH), Rudolf Marcus (Caltech, Nobel Laureate), Benedetta Mennucci (U Pisa), Josef Michl (U Colorado), Keiji Morokuma (U Kyoto), Hiroshi Nakatsuji (QCRI), Jozef Noga (Comenius U), Oleg Prezhdo (U So Calif), Leo Radom (U Sydney), Lucia Reining(Ecole Polytech), Andreas Savin (UPMC), George Schatz (Northwester U), H. Bernhard Schlegel (Wayne State U), Tamar Seideman (Northwestern U), Juha Vaara (U Oulu), Xin Xu (Fudan U), Yijing Yan (Hong Kong UST), Xueming Yang (DICP), Donghui Zhang (DICP)
The registration fee is 350 EUROs (regular) and 175 EUROs (student), which covers (i) conference and reception, coffee breaks, all the lunches; (ii) tour to the Great Wall; (iii) refreshments in the four poster sessions.
The conference venue will be in the Tsinghua University Campus (ranked by Forbes as one of the 14 most beautiful University Campuses in the world, only one from Asia), easy connected by subways and other public transport. Many hotels, restaurants, supermarkets, cafes are within the distance of 20-minute walk. You may also easily rent a bicycle for one week or even one month for less than 10 EUROs. Beijing is a fantastic place to see. And this is the very first ICQC in China.
Please check the air quality of Beijing in http://aqicn.org/city/beijing/ : Beijing is not much worse than other megacities like Tokyo or New York on average. The air quality in the first half of June will be satisfactory and it is sure that you will enjoy the sunshine and the cosy temperature.
There will be eight satellite meetings featuring on specialized directions of theoretical and computational chemistry. Please consult the website.
Please mark your calendar. We look forward to welcoming you in China!
Zhigang Shuai, Weihai Fang, Wenjian Liu, Weitao Yang
Organizing Committee of the 15th ICQC