European Seminar on Computational Methods
in Quantum Chemistry (Strasbourg Seminar)

26 June - 28 June 2024

It's my sincere pleasure to hereby invite the entire community to participate in the 2024 European Seminar on Computational Methods in Quantum Chemistry (ESCMQC-2024), which will be the 18th installation of the triennial series of meetings popularly known as the Strasbourg Seminars. The 2024 meeting will restart this long-standing conference series following an unfortunate hiatus since past meetings were successfully organised in Shropshire, England (2017), Houffalize, Belgium (2014), Oscarsborg, Norway (2011), and Elba, Italy (2008). The ESCMQC-2024 meeting in Copenhagen is sponsored in full by the Novo Nordisk Foundation through a dedicated and generous conference grant, effectively removing any direct costs and fees associated with attending the meeting for all regular participants.

The meeting is set to begin on Wednesday 26 June 2024 in the morning and end on Friday 28 June 2024 in the late afternoon. The venue will be the premises of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters in central Copenhagen, Denmark.

The Strasbourg Seminars traditionally feature a wide range of young European academics and early-career professionals working in the fields of theoretical chemistry and solid-state physics. Established as a key forum for discussions of computational methods within these scientific areas, ESCMQC-2024 will further recognise the growing influence machine learning techniques is enjoying today, but also the immense potential of near-future quantum computing. As is tradition, the meeting is very much intended to bring together younger people from different communities (higher education and industry) and have them interact. In addition to a total of 30 invited speakers from across Europe, ESCMQC-2024 will also feature an additional 3 plenary speakers from the US and a dedicated poster session on Thursday afternoon.

Registration is expected to open by early 2024 with a maximum of 40 spots for regular participants (excl. invited speakers), limited only by the capacity of the venue. For now, please save the dates. All regular participants are strongly encouraged to present a poster at the meeting.

I hope to see as many of you as possible for what is certain to be a most interesting meeting set in a captivating setting in the heart of wonderful Copenhagen.


Assoc. Prof. Janus Juul Eriksen
(Technical University of Denmark)
E-mail: janus [at] dtu [dot] dk