The Physical, Theoretical and Computational Chemistry (PTC) subject division is hosting a series of online seminars in the field of physical, theoretical, and computational chemistry.

Following in the footsteps of the Global Inorganic Discussion Weekdays (GIDW), we proposed a similar series focused on Physical, Theoretical, and Computational (PTC) Chemistry. The PTC seminar series aims to bring these chemistry communities together for biweekly seminars from individuals at different career levels, and from academia, government, and industry.

This one-hour seminar is hosted biweekly on Tuesdays at 2:00 pm ET.

How to join:

  • Once you have registered for the symposium series, you will receive a unique link to access the webinar. Please do not distribute this link.
  • Registration will be confirmed for upcoming sessions between September 22, 2020 to January 26, 2020. Should the series be extended you will be notified by email. 
  • Follow @CIC_PTCDivision on twitter for the most up to date information.

Upcoming events & speakers

Tuesday, Dec 14, 2021, 2:00 PM (ET)
PTC Seminar: December 14, 2021
  • Mark Wilson
    University of Toronto
  • Zachary Widel
    Duke University, Department of Chemistry
Tuesday, Jan 11, 2022, 2:00 PM (ET)
PTC Seminar: Jan 11, 2022
  • Sahar Nikoo
    University of Windsor
Tuesday, Jan 25, 2022, 2:00 PM (ET)
PTC Seminar: Jan 25, 2022
  • Idil Ismail
    University of Warwick
  • Artur Izmaylov
    University of Toronto
Tuesday, Feb 8, 2022, 2:00 PM (ET)
PTC Seminar: Feb 8, 2022
  • Letitia Birnoschi
    University of Manchester
Tuesday, Feb 22, 2022, 2:00 PM (ET)
PTC Seminar: Feb 22, 2022
  • Susannah Bourne-Worster
    University of Bristol
Tuesday, Mar 8, 2022, 2:00 PM (ET)
PTC Seminar: Mar 8, 2022
  • Karina Reynolds
    University of Southern Mississippi
  • Michelle Dolgos
    University of Calgary
Tuesday, Mar 22, 2022, 2:00 PM (ET)
PTC Seminar: Mar 22, 2022
  • Joel R Schmitz
    Emory University
Tuesday, Apr 5, 2022, 2:00 PM (ET)
PTC Seminar: Apr 5, 2022
  • Ruijie Darius Teo
    University of Calgary

Past events

Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021, 2:00 PM (ET)
PTC Seminar: November 30, 2021
  • Lena Simine
    McGill University
  • Pablo Carpio-Martínez
    University of Alberta
Tuesday, Nov 16, 2021, 2:00 PM (ET)
PTC Seminar: November 16, 2021
  • Wolfgang Jaeger
    University of Alberta
  • Stephanie Hart
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tuesday, Nov 2, 2021, 2:00 PM (ET)
PTC Seminar: November 2, 2021
  • Laura Gagliardi
    University of Chicago
  • Rodrigo A Vargas- Hernandez
    University of Toronto & Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence
Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021, 2:00 PM (ET)
PTC Seminar: October 19, 2021
  • Ramon Miranda Quintana
    University of Florida
  • Diptarka Hait
    University of California, Berkeley

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The seminars are intended to represent the full diversity of the physical, theoretical, and computational chemistry community. This includes gender, ethnicity, location, type of institution, and career stage. Participants are encouraged to contact the organizers to address concerns about ways in which underrepresented groups are excluded or if accommodations are required.

All participants are required to treat each other and the speakers respectfully. This includes during the seminars, on the mailing list, and on the slack channel. Rude or inappropriate language will not be tolerated.

At the discretion of the speaker, some seminars will be recorded by the CSC and will be available for a period of time after the seminar. No other recordings or screenshots should be made of the seminars unless explicit permission is given by the speaker.

About the organizers

Meagan S. Oakley, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Manitoba, Canada
PhD, University of Alberta (Mariusz Klobukowski)

Ryan J. MacDonell
Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Sydney, Australia (Ivan Kassal)
PhD, University of Ottawa (Michael Schuurman, NRC)

Alex Brown, MCIC
Professor, University of Alberta, Canada
PhD, University of Western Ontario (W.J. Meath)

James W. Gauld (he/him), MCIC
Professor, University of Windsor, Canada
PhD, Australian National University (Leo Radom)
Killam Postdoctoral Fellow, Dalhousie University (Russ J. Boyd)
Co-founder LGBTQ+ in STEM Conference (Canada)

Stijn De Baerdemacker, PhD
Associate Professor & Canada Research Chair T2, University of New Brunswick PhD, Ghent University, Belgium

Drew Marquardt, PhD
Assistant Professor, University of Windsor, Canada
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (John Katsaras)
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Graz (Georg Pabst)
PhD, Brock University (Thad Harroun)

Christopher Rowley
Associate Professor, Memorial University, Canada
Ph.D. University of Ottawa
NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Chicago