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

General Information

The International Scientific Committee and the Local Organizing Committee for the Twenty-fourth International Workshop on Quantum Systems in Chemistry and Physics (QSCP-XXIV) welcome you to the conference website and thank our Honorary Committee and 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 QSCP-XXIV. The web site is now 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 left.  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 and submit or modify a presentation abstract.).

The workshop is hosted by the Department of Physics & Astronomy 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. For more information about Park City, press the navigation bar at left.

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

All scientific sessions will take place in Park City; a detailed schedule and room locations will be provided when participants check in at the Workshop Headquarters, located in the Prospector Square Conference Center, 2175 Prospector Ave, Park City UT 84060. During the Workshop, the Workshop Headquarters may be reached at telephone 801-550-0894.

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).

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:

(Kathrine: Fix addresses as appropriate)

General information and scientific program:

Technical and administrative issues:

The emphasis of the QSCP Workshops is on many-body methods: the development of innovative theory and its computational realization, together with their application to a broad variety of problems. QSCP Workshops have been held every year since 1996. The first meeting was held in San Miniato, near Pisa. It was recognized that, although the prospects for the theoretical study of quantum systems in chemistry and physics had progressed radically since the dawn of the computer age, computation on its own was not enough; new theoretical work had to be encouraged to extend both the range of problems amenable to study and the accuracy of applications in a range of areas. It was felt that such progress could only be made on an international scale. The community agreed and the QSCP Workshops are now an established fixture in the calendar of leading researchers in this area. For more information on previous QSCP Workshops click the navigation bar QSCP history.

The Workshop will include sessions on:

  • Concepts and Methods in Quantum Chemistry(CMQC)
  • Relativistic Effects in Quantum Chemistry(REQC)
  • Molecular Structure, Dynamics, and Spectroscopy(MSDS)
  • Atoms and Molecules in Strong Fields(AMSF)
  • Reactive Collisions, Chemical Reactions, and Catalysis(RCCR)
  • Complexes and Clusters; Surfaces and Interfaces(CCSI)
  • Molecular and Nano Materials, Electronics and Biology(MNEB)
  • Computational Chemistry, Physics and Biology(CCPB)


The Workshop will open at 2:00 pm on Sunday September 22, 2019;  the final session is scheduled to end at approximately 11:00 am 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 25 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 bartravel). For more information about Park City, press the navigation tab Park City.

The Workshop will include a social program consisting of a welcoming reception and a banquet, a music performance, 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.

Practical Arrangements

The registration fee includes the welcoming reception (September 22) and banquet (September 26), continental breakfast September 23 through 27, coffee breaks during all scientific sessions, and dinners the evenings of September 23, 24, and 25.

It does not include lunches, 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.

CMOA Prize

There will be an AWARD CEREMONY for the CMOA Promising Scientist Prize at the Banquet Dinner of QSCP-XXIV. If you wish to APPLY or NOMINATE a young scientist please consult the web site: and send your application or nomination ASAP to Professor Frank E. Harris (, with copies to Prof. Jean Maruani, President of CMOA (, and to Prof. Erkki Brändas, Chair of the Selection Committee (


Workshop organization

International Scientific Committee Honorary Committee
Jean Maruani (Paris, France), Chair Raphael Levine (Jerusalem, Israel)
Erkki J. Br�ndas (Uppsala, Sweden) Rudolph A. Marcus (Pasadena, CA,USA )
Lorenz Cederbaum (Heidelberg, Germany) Roy McWeeny (Pisa, Italy)
Gerardo Delgado-Barrio (Madrid, Spain) Hiroshi Nakatsuji (Kyoto, Japan)
E.K.U. Gross (Berlin, Germany) Josef Paldus (Waterloo, Canada)
Frank E. Harris (Salt lake City, UT, USA) Oleg Vasyutinskii (St Petersburg, Russia)
Matti Hotokka (Turku, Finland)  
Chao-Ping Hsu (Taipei, Taiwan) Chair
Samantha Jenkins (Hunan, China) Prof. Frank E. Harris
Souad Lahmar (Carthage, Tunisia)  
Liliana Mammino (Thohoyandou, South Africa) Associated Chair
Nimrod Moiseyev (Haifa, Israel) Prof. Jean Maruani
Debashis Mukherjee (Calcutta, India)  
M.A.C. Nascimento (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Workshop Administrator
Boris Plakhutin (Novosibirsk, Russia) Nancy Garreaud
Martin Quack (Zürich, Switzerland)  
Alia Tadjer (Sofia, Bulgaria) Local Organizing Committee
Samuel Trickey (Gainesville, FL, USA) Frank E. Harris, Chair
Yan A. Wang (UBC, Canada) Jack Simons
Angela Wilson (Michigan, USA) Ryan Sreele
Stephen Wilson (Oxford, UK) Nancy Garreaud



Proceedings of the Workshop will be published.  The publisher, deadlines, format, and other publication details will be provided when they have been determined.  The Proceedings will 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: 2/6/19