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Seminars

Löwdin and Slater Lectures

Löwdin Lecturer
Once every year, QTP invites a scholar in theoretical and computational chemistry or biochemistry to visit UF and QTP for several days to lecture meet with graduate students, postdocs and faculty in honor of Professor Per-Olov Löwdin. Fondly known as "POL", he started the Quantum Theory Project in 1960 with one of the main goals to bring theoretical chemists and materials physicists together, teach them a common language, and build shared computational tools. Löwdin was the Director of QTP for many years and an inspiration and teacher for QTP until his death in 2000.

The Löwdin Lecturer typically gives a QTP seminar and a Chemistry Departmental Colloquium.

List of Lowdin Lecturers:
  • Manoj Mishra (University of Lucknow, India) Oct. 27 and 29, 2010.

    QTP Seminar "Dynamical features of formation and decay of molecular resonances"
    3:30 - 4:30 pm, Wedmesday Oct 27, 2010
    2205 New Physics Building
    Chemistry Departmental Colloquium "Dynamics of Laser Assisted Selective Bond Dissociation"
    4:05 - 4:55 pm, Friday Oct 29, 2010
    C130 Chemistry Laboratory Building
  • Martin Head-Gordon (Univ. Calif., Berkeley) Jan. 21 and 23, 2009

    The program (PDF) of his visit includes
    QTP Seminar
    "Tractable valence space methods for strong electron correlations"
    3:30 - 4:30 PM, Wednesday, January 21, 2009
    2205 New Physics Building
    Chemistry Departmental Colloquium
    "Intra and intermolecular interactions probed by electronic structure theory calculations"
    4:00 - 5:00 PM, Friday, January 23, 2009
    C130 Chemistry Laboratory Building
  • Rod Bartlett (UF QTP) April 6, 2007
  • Mark Ratner (Northwestern Univ.) April 5 and 6, 2005
  • Sir John Pople (Northwestern Univ.) Dec. 10 and 11, 2003
Slater Lecturer
Once every year, QTP invites a scholar in theoretical materials physics or atomic and molecular physics to visit UF and QTP for several days to lecture meet with graduate students, postdocs and faculty in honor of Professor John C. Slater. Slater joined the Quantum Theory Project in 1964 after being Professor and Chair of Phycics at MIT. Until his death in 1976 he was a strong influence on the activities and evolution of QTP.

The Slater Lecturer typically gives a QTP seminar and a Physics Departmental Colloquium.

List of Slater Lecturers:
  • Robert K. Nesbet (IBM Almaden Research) Feb. 15, 16, and 20, 2001
  • Lu J. Sham (Univ. California, San Diego) April 24 and 25, 2002
  • John W. Mintmire (Oklahoma State Univ.) Oct. 27 and 28, 2004
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