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Utah Workshop on Methods and Applications in Molecular and Solid-State Theory

General Information

The International Scientific Commnittee for the Utah Workshop on Methods and Applications in Molecular and Solid-State Theory welcomes you to the conference website and thanks our sponsors for their kind support.

This web site is intended to provide you with the important information that you will require if you plan to participate in the Utah Workshop. The web site is or soon will be open for registration, abstract submission, and hotel reservation.  Information about these topics can be found in the Registration, Abstracts, and Lodging links accessible using the navigation bars at right.  The Registration page includes a form for setting up a Workshop account (setting up the account does not commit you to anything but opens for you the possibility to enter or change registration data, submit or modify a presentation abstract, and receive further information as it becomes available).

The workshop is hosted by the Department of Physics & Astronomy and the Department of Chemistry at the University of Utah and the Quantum Theory Project at the University of Florida, and will be held in Park City, Utah.  Park City is an internationally known winter-summer resort (an event site of the 2002 Winter Olympics).  At an elevation about 6200 ft (2000 m) above sea level, it is also known for its restaurants, night life, musical and theatrical productions, and an eclectic collection of shops including a vibrant fine-arts presence on its historic Main Street.

Particularly for participants from outside the U.S., the Workshop may provide an opportunity to visit scenic locations in and near Utah. Those interested in these possibilities are referred to the navigation bar Utah at right.

All scientific sessions will take place in Park City; a detailed schedule and room locations will be provided when ready at the navigation bar Meeting Schedule.

Contact Information

If you need further information about the Workshop or assistance in registration or other matters, please feel free to use one of the following e-mail contacts:
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About the Workshop

The emphasis of the the Workshop is on the development of innovative theory and its computational realization, together with their application to a broad variety of problems. While it was originally intended that the Workshop be part of the QSCP conference series, we have now elected to proceed independently, with the result that it has now become more appropriate to showcase the work of the Principal Organizer's colleagues at the University of Utah and the University of Florida. Accordingly, we now plan sessions presenting work from these two institutions as well as more general sessions of high current interest. We are especially grateful to receive support from the MES organization (responsible for recent topical meetings in Turkey, in Argentina, and in Metz, France). Their assistance haa been pivotal in making our transition to independence.

Invited Sessions

The Local Organizing Committee of the Workshop has created the following general-interest invited sessions:

  • I. Tutorial on Quantum Computing: its role and present status
  • II. Advances in Methods
  • A. Wavefunction-Based Electron Correlation
  • B. Density Functional Theory
  • C. Stochastic Methods
  • D. Ab Initio Molecular Dynamics and QM/MM
  • III. Applications
  • A. Magnetic, Optical, and Electrical Properties of Materials
  • B. Intermolecular Interactions
  • C. Molecular Motion and Spectroscopy
  • D. Chemical Reactions on Ground and Excited Electronic States
  • E. Electron-Molecule Interactions


Speakers who have agreed to participate in the invited sessions are listed in the Invited Speakers section of this web site.


Contributed Papers

Contributed papers for oral or poster presentation are solicited in areas within the scope of the Workshop title; for further detail press the navigation bar Contributed Papers. Submissions will be reviewed by the Local Committee and where practical the submitter's choice of presentation type will be honored.


Practical Arrangements

The Workshop Headquarters are located in the Prospector Square Conference Center, 2175 Prospector Ave, Park City UT 84060. During the Workshop, the Headquarters may be reached at telephone 801-550-0894.

The Workshop will open at 2:00 pm on Sunday September 22, 2019;  the final session is presently scheduled to end at approximately 6 pm on Friday September 27, 2019.

If you plan to register now for the Workshop or are interested in being kept informed about it please press the navigation bar Registration and follow the directions there provided.

Park City is located in the Wasatch Mountains about 20 miles east of Salt Lake City, UT, and is about 7 miles south of the Mile 145 exit from highway I-80 (this exit is Utah route 224).   Participants traveling by air should fly to Salt Lake City (SLC), which is a Delta airlines hub, and then take a shuttle (about 40 min) to Park City (for more detail, press navigation bar Travel). For more information about Park City, press the navigation bar Park City.

Lodging for Workshop participants and accompanying persons has been reserved in hotels that are within convenient walking distance of all Workshop sessions;  it is the participant’s responsibility to book and pay for lodging (see the navigation bar Lodging).

The Workshop will include a social program consisting of a welcoming reception and a banquet, and other optional activities for persons accompanying scientific participants.  The schedule will include some free time to permit all participants to enjoy the attractions of the Park City area.

The registration fee includes the welcoming reception (September 22) and banquet (September 25), continental breakfast and lunch September 23 through 27, and coffee breaks during all scientific sessions.

It does not include dinners, giving registrants opportunities to sample some of the many Park City restaurants (suggestions in several price ranges will be provided at the Workshop).

When registering, participants may choose whether or not to include meals for accompanying persons.


Workshop organization

International Scientific Committee Chair
Frank E. Harris (U. Utah and U. Florida, USA), chair Frank E. Harris
Paul W. Ayers (McMaster U., Canada)
Peter Gill (Aust. Natl. U, Australia)
Philip E. Hoggan (Clermont U., France) Workshop Administrator
Samantha Jenkins (Hunan U., China) Nancy Garreaud
Steven R. Kirk (Hunan U., China)
Anna Krylov (U. Southern California, USA)
Anne McCoy (U. Washington, USA)
Robert Moszyński (U. Warsaw, Poland)
Monika Musial (U. Silesia, Poland) Local Organizing Committee
Josef Paldus (U. Waterloo, Canada) Frank E. Harris, Chair
Piotr Piecuch (Michigan State U., USA) Jack Simons
Jack Simons (U. Utah, USA) Ryan Steele
John Stanton (U. Florida, USA) Nancy Garreaud


Proceedings of the Workshop will be published only if a sufficient number of presenters indicate at registration an intention to submit papers. Participation will be entirely voluntary. Publication details will be provided later if they have been determined to be relevant.  The Proceedings may contain only material that was the subject of an oral or poster presentation at the Workshop.

Conference language

The official language of the Workshop is English. All submissions to the organizers must be made in that language. All material published by the organizers will be in English.

Last Updated: 2/21/19