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, Sep 21, 2021, 2:00 PM (ET)
PTC Seminar: September 21, 2021
  • Martin Head Gordon
    University of California, Berkeley and Chemical Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Tuesday, Oct 5, 2021, 2:00 PM (ET)
PTC Seminar: October 5, 2021
  • Nicholas Chilton
    University of Manchester
  • Alba Cervera-Lierta
    University of Toronto

Past events

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021, 2:00 PM (ET)
PTC Seminar: April 20, 2021
Patrick Ayotte Joonho Lee
  • Patrick Ayotte
    Université Sherbrooke
  • Joonho Lee
    Columbia University

Ayotte: “Rotranslational dynamics under confinement and their impact on water’s ortho-para nuclear spin isomer interconversion mechanisms and rates
Lee: “Challenges in quantum chemistry beyond the electronic ground state”

Tuesday, Apr 6, 2021, 2:00 PM (ET)
PTC Seminar: April 6, 2021
  • Toby Zeng
    York University
  • Heide Ibrahim
    Institut national de la recherche scientifique

Zeng: “TBD

Ilbrahim: “A molecular road movie – capturing roaming fragments in real time

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2021, 2:00 PM (ET)
PTC Seminar: March 23, 2021
Joshua Hollet and Iwan Moreels
  • Iwan Moreels
    Ghent University
  • Joshua Hollet
    University of Winnipeg

Hollet: “Correlated electron motion: much to learn, much to gain”

Moreels: “Materials design of 2D colloidal nanocrystals: toward highly fluorescent emitters across the visible spectrum.”

Tuesday, Mar 9, 2021, 2:00 PM (ET)
PTC Seminar: March 9, 2021
  • Bess Vlaisavljevich
    University of South Dakota
  • Mathieu Frenette
    Université du Québec à Montréal

Vlaisavljevich:Electronic structure and oxidation state in copper catalysts
Frenette: Exploring reactive intermediates in (photo)redox chemistry

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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