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Southeastern Theoretical Chemistry Association meets at Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech

BLACKSBURG, Va., May 11, 2007 - The 2007 meeting of the Southeastern Theoretical Chemistry Association will be held at the Inn at Virginia Tech on Friday, May 18, and Saturday, May 19. The association has met every year since 1970, but this will be the first time it has come to the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The event covers all areas of theoretical chemistry, including electronic structure theory, molecular dynamics, statistical mechanics, and more, said co-organizer T. Daniel Crawford, associate professor of chemistry at Virginia Tech.

"We will have nine invited talks, 11 contributed talks, a poster session on Friday night at the Inn, consisting of about 40 papers, and a conference banquet on Friday night," Crawford said. The event is all day Friday and until midday Saturday.

The invited speakers include: Fritz Schaefer, director of the Center for Computational Chemistry at the University of Georgia; Peter M. W. Gill with the quantum chemistry group at Australian National University, Canberra; Eluvathingal Jemmis, professor of inorganic and physical chemistry at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore; Joel Bowman, chair and professor at Emory University's chemistry department; David Beratan, chair and R.J. Reynolds Professor of Chemistry at Duke University; Robert J. Harrison of the University of Tennessee / Oak Ridge National Laboratory Computational Chemical Sciences Group; Sergei Egorov, associate professor of chemistry at the University of Virginia; So Hirata, assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Florida; and Gregory S. Tschumper, assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Mississippi.

There is a $50 registration fee. The meeting is supported by Hewlett-Packard, Silicon Graphics Inc., the Department of Chemistry, the College of Science, and the Research Division.

In addition to Crawford, organizers are Diego Troya and Edward Valeyev, assistant professors of chemistry at Virginia Tech.


For more information, contact Crawford at or 540-231-7760 or visit

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