The 55th Sanibel Symposium will be held on February 15th to 20th, 2015

More detials regarding the 55th Sanibel Symposium coming soon!


The Sanibel Symposium has a long tradition of bringing condensed-matter physicists and quantum chemists together productively. It also has played a significant role in preparing a whole generation of theorists. The 54th Sanibel meeting will include two special symposia in this tradition.

The first special event is the "360 degree view". It will recognize the contributions of Rodney Bartlett (70), Bill Butler (70), Yngve Ohrn (80), Fritz Schaefer (70), and Malcolm Stocks (70). Their work has greatly impacted several generations of researchers. The “360” is the sum of their ages. More importantly, it denotes a panoramic outlook on critical developments and needed advances in theoretical and computational chemistry and materials physics. Thus, two of the seven "360" plenary sessions will focus specifically on younger scientists.

The second special event is a 4-session sub-symposium on Ab Initio Simulation at Extreme Conditions. The emphasis will be on methods beyond standard DFT-driven Born-Oppeneimer molecular dynamics, systems in the warm dense matter regime, and related issues of extreme material and chemical conditions.

In addition to the 360 degree view and the Extreme Simulation segments, other plenary sessions will present advances in electronic structure, excitation spectra, nonadiabatic dynamics, disorder and defects, electron transport, and first-principles simulation and accomplishments in theoretical and computational chemistry and physics.

The meeting will be held Feb. 16- Feb 21, 2014, at the historic King and Prince Hotel on St. Simons' Island, GA. There will be seventeen plenary and six poster sessions. Also, there will be several social events for the attendees and accompanying persons. Please make housing arrangements promptly, as we expect a large attendance. Also note that there are several daily flights from Atlanta to Brunswick, GA, which is within a fifteen minute cab ride of the King and Prince Hotel. Alternatively, one can fly to Jacksonville, about an hour away, and arrange the shuttle (see webpage), or rent a car.

You may register online. The early registration and abstract deadline is December 31, 2013.

All attendees are encouraged to submit papers to the Sanibel Proceedings, publshed by Molecular Physics. All papers will be peer reviewed. The deadline for submitted papers is April 30, 2014. All should be submitted to Mol.Phys. and designated for the Sanibel Proceedngs.

The 2014 Sanibel Symposium will be the 54th version of the longest running, privately organized meeting in the field of the quantum theoretical treatment of electronic structure, spectra, dynamics, and transport.

We look forward to seeing you there!

The Organizers.