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16 Aug 2020 - 21 Aug 2020

POSTPONED !! 12th Triennial Congress of the World Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists

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WATOC 2020 –the 12th Triennial Congress of the World Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists– will be held in Vancouver, Canada, the week of August 16, 2020.

The first WATOC Congress in 1987 attracted about 350 scientists to Budapest. Three decades later, in 2017, more than 1500 registered for the eleventh Congress in Munich. In the span of three decades, the triennial WATOC congresses have become an important international gathering of computational and theoretical chemists.

The WATOC 2020 program will feature 12 plenary lectures, including the most recent Dirac and Schrödinger Medalists, more than 200 invited lectures, 180 oral contributions and a large number of poster presentations. The program will cover a broad range of topics in method development and applications to chemistry, biochemistry, materials and nanoscience.

Congress Chair: Russell J. Boyd
Contact via WATOC2020.ca

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16 Aug 2020


21 Aug 2020

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Vancouver, Canada
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