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 triweekly 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 12, 2023 to January 16, 2023. 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

Past events

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2024, 2:00 PM (ET)
PTC Seminar: Mar. 12, 2024
  • Pierpaolo Morgante
    IoP Publishing
  • Thomas Prescott
Tuesday, Feb 6, 2024, 2:00 PM (ET)
PTC Seminar: Feb 6, 2024
  • Stephanie Jones
    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
  • Thomas Preston
    McGill University
Tuesday, Jan 9, 2024, 2:00 PM (ET)
PTC Seminar: Jan 9, 2024
  • Conrard Giresse Tetsassi Feugmo
    University of Waterloo
  • Rodrigo Vargas Hernandez
    McMaster University
Tuesday, Dec 5, 2023, 2:00 PM (ET)
PTC Seminar: Dec. 5, 2023
  • Albert Stolow
    University of Ottawa
  • James Gaynor
    Northwestern University

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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

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

Alison Bain

Alison Bain, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Bristol, UK (Bryan R. Bzdek)
PhD, McGill University (Thomas C. Preston)

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)

Ryan McDonald

Ryan J. MacDonell
Incoming Assistant Professor, Dalhousie University, Canada
PhD, University of Ottawa (Michael Schuurman, NRC)

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)

Meagan S. Oakley, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Manchester, UK
PhD, University of Alberta (Mariusz Klobukowski)

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

Amy MacLean, 
Queen’s University