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Solvay Workshop - Conceptual Quantum Chemistry: Present Aspects and Challenges for the Future

Brussels, 4 - 8 April 2016

ULB - Campus Plaine - Solvay Room


***Following the tragic events that took place in Brussels on March 22, the University of Brussels where the workshop takes place have resumed its activities. We also anticipate that travelling to and within Brussels will be back to normal by the time of the workshop.

For this reason, the workshop is maintained as scheduled. We will keep you informed if new developments take place.

We look forward to seeing you soon to discuss fascinating science! The organizers.

Scientific Committee

Paul Ayers (McMaster U., Canada)

Matthias Bickelhaupt (VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Pratim Kumar Chattaraj (IIT Kharagpur, India)

Clémence Corminboeuf (EPFL, Switzerland)

Gernot Frenking (Philipps-U. Marburg, Germany)

Patricio Fuentealba (U. de Chile, Chile)

Andreas Savin (CNRS & Sorbonne, France)

Miquel Solà (U. de Girona, Spain)

Organising Committee

Mercedes Alonso (VUB, Belgium)

Patrick Bultinck (UGent, Belgium)

Frank De Proft (VUB, Belgium)

Freija De Vleeschouwer (VUB, Belgium)

Stijn Fias (VUB, Belgium)

Michel Godefroid (ULB, Belgium)

Jacques Lievin (ULB, Belgium)

Balazs Pinter (VUB, Belgium)

Nathalie Vaeck (ULB, Belgium)

Sofie Van Damme (UGent, Belgium)

Toon Verstraelen (UGent, Belgium)





Paul Ayers (McMaster U., Canada)

Matthias Bickelhaupt (VU Amsterdam, The 

Alexander Boldyrev (Utah State U., USA)

Carlos Cardenas (U. de Chile, Chile)

David Cooper (Liverpool U., UK)

Pratim Kumar Chattaraj (IIT Kharagpur, India)

Julia Contreras-García (UPMC, France)

Clémence Corminboeuf (EPFL, Switzerland)

Israel Fernández (U. Complutense de Madrid, Spain)

Gernot Frenking (Philipps-U. Marburg, Germany)



Patricio Fuentealba (U. de Chile, Chile)

José Luis Gázquez (UAM, Iztapalapa, Mexico)

Martin Head-Gordon (U. of California, USA)

Eduard Matito (UPV - EHU, Spain)

Ángel Martin Pendás  (U. de Oviedo, Spain)

Andreas Savin (CNRS and Sorbonne, France)

Eugen Schwarz (U. Siegen, Germany)

Miquel Solà (U. de Girona, Spain)

Alejandro Toro-Labbé (Pontificia U. Católica de Chile, Chile)

Judy Wu (U. of Houston, USA)

Practical information for registrants

Fee and Registration

The registration fee for regular participants is 100 €. Information on payment will be communicated to all registrants

after their participation has been confirmed. Registration and a welcome drink will take place on Monday 4 April at 6:00 p.m.
at the UAE restaurant (restaurant on the campus).

Abstract submission

9 contributed talks (20 minutes) and a poster session will be organized. Participants can apply for a contributed talk which will be selected
from the abstracts submitted by the organizing committee after the abstract submission deadline.

Abstracts can be submitted as .doc or .docx file, or in Rich Text Format (RTF). If your abstract contains special symbols (e.g., Greek characters)
use the Symbol font in your RTF file to ensure correct syntax or please check carefully that the symbols have been converted properly in a PDF file.
A separate LaTeX template file is also be available so the abstract can also be submitted as .tex file; in this case, please provide the figures
(if any) as well, uploaded in one .zip or .tar file together with your .tex file.

Please send your abstract to Isabelle Van Geet by email at, before 1st March 2016.

Please indicate whether you wish to be considered for a contributed talk.


Abstract templates:

Word template: abstract.doc
LaTeX templete: abstract.tex


Size of poster board: 114cm x114cm (suitable for A0 and A1 portrait poster)


*The poster session will be held on Wednesday 6 April from 6.00 to 8.00 p.m. at the UAE restaurant (restaurant on the campus).


The workshop will be held at ULB (Université Libre de Bruxelles) - Campus Plaine - Bld de la Plaine - 1050 Brussels
(Building N.O. - 5th Floor - Solvay Room). Click HERE for the map of the Campus.

Getting here

Metro line 5 (direction "Hermann Debroux") - Station "Delta". Delta is the metro station on the campus.
Click HERE for the map of the metro.

For more information about public transport in Brussels go to the STIB's website.

If you come by car, please click HERE for directions.


Hotel reservations must be made directly by the registrants.

Please see below links that might help you find accommodation in Brussels:

Hôtel Astrid - Hôtel Atlas - Sleep Well - Bed & Brussels - Visit Brussels -



***For any enquiries, please contact Isabelle Van Geet (