PTC ViRTUAL Seminar
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

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2021, 2:00 PM (ET)
PTC Seminar: Feb. 23, 2021
  • Joshua Pottel
    Molecular Forecaster Inc.
  • Peter Limacher
    SAP Security Research

Pottel: “From PhD to CEO: kickstarting Molecular Forecaster and supporting research”

Limacher: “How a strong background in quantum mechanics can boost your career in a software company.

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2021, 2:00 PM (ET)
PTC Seminar: Feb 9, 2021
  • Jennifer van Wijngaarden
    University of Manitoba
  • Leanne Chen
    University of Guelph

Wijngaarden: “Exploring conformational landscapes using rotational spectroscopy fingerprints”

Chen:Ni-based Materials for Electrochemical Ammonia Oxidation”

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2021, 2:00 PM (ET)
PTC Seminar: Jan 26, 2021
  • Vladimir K. Michaelis
    University of Alberta
  • Michael Schuurman
    National Research Council Canada

Michaelis: “Approaching Exact Quantum Chemistry by Stochastic Wave Function Sampling and Deterministic Coupled-Cluster Computations”

Schuurman: “Directing Dynamics at Conical Intersections”

Tuesday, Dec 1, 2020, 2:00 PM (ET)
PTC Seminar: Dec 1, 2020
  • Piotr Piecuch
    Michigan State University
  • Scott Hopkins
    University of Waterloo

Piecuch: “Approaching Exact Quantum Chemistry by Stochastic Wave Function Sampling and Deterministic Coupled-Cluster Computations”

Hopkins: “Understanding and Applying Differential Ion Mobility”

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2020, 2:00 PM (ET)
PTC Seminar: Nov 17, 2020
Anja Rodera and Gabriel dos Passos Gomes
  • Anja Röder
    University of Ottawa/NRC
  • Gabriel dos Passos Gomes
    University of Toronto

Röder: “Exciting molecules and following their dynamics with time-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy”

dos Passos Gomes: “Machine Learning Dihydrogen Activation in the Chemical Space Surrounding Vaska’s Complex”

Tuesday, Nov 3, 2020, 2:00 PM (ET)
PTC Seminar: Nov 3, 2020
  • Katarzyna Pernal
    Lodz University of Technology, Poland
  • Bradley J. Siwick
    McGill University

Pernal: “Dynamic Electron Correlation for Multireference Problems”

Siwick: “Shining New Light on the Control and Understanding of Material Properties”

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2020, 2:00 PM (ET)
PTC Seminar: Oct 20, 2020
  • Pawel Tecmer
    Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland
  • Pat Clancy
    McMaster University

Tecmer: “Electron correlation effects in complex electronic structures from the pCCD model and beyond”

Clancy: “Spin‐orbit driven ground states in Iridium‐based quantum materials”

Tuesday, Oct 6, 2020, 2:00 PM (ET)
PTC Seminar: Oct 6, 2020
Stacey Wetmore and Zoya Leonenko
  • Stacey Wetmore
    University of Lethbridge
  • Zoya Leonenko
    University of Waterloo

Wetmore: “Computer Modeling of DNA Repair”

Leonenko: “Biophysical study of Alzheimer’s disease”

Tuesday, Sep 22, 2020, 2:00 PM (ET)
PTC Seminar: Sep 22, 2020
Erin Johnson and Lewis Kat
  • Erin Johnson
    Dalhousie University
  • Lewis Kay
    University of Toronto

Hosted by Ryan MacDonell, University of Sydney

Johnson: “Dispersion Interactions in DFT and Application to Molecular Crystal-Structure Prediction”

Kay: “Seeing the invisible by solution NMR spectroscopy”