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 13, 2022, 2:00 PM (ET)
PTC Seminar: Dec 13, 2022
  • Nadine Borduas-Dedekind
    University of British Columbia
  • Stephen Dale
    Griffith University

Past events

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2022, 2:00 PM (ET)
PTC Seminar: Nov 29, 2022
  • Georg Schreckenbach
    University of Manitoba
  • Jan Pohls
    University of New Brunswick
Tuesday, Nov 15, 2022, 2:00 PM (ET)
PTC Seminar: Nov 15, 2022
  • Peter Gill
    University of Sydney
  • Hugh Burton
    Oxford University
Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022, 2:00 PM (ET)
PTC Seminar: Nov 1, 2022
  • Ilsa Cooke
    University of British Columbia
  • Katie Wilson
    Memorial University
Tuesday, Oct 18, 2022, 2:00 PM (ET)
PTC Seminar: Oct 18, 2022
  • Heather Wiebe
    Vancouver Island University
  • Seyed Mohamad Moosavi
    Freie Universität Berlin

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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