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59th Symposium on Theoretical Chemistry

Quantum and classical dynamics in chemistry

11 - 14 September 2023

ETH Zürich Audi Max

Zürich, Switzerland

Keynote Speakers

Ali Alavi
Angel Rubio
Bettina Keller
Federica Agostini
Ivano Tavernelli
Joseph Subotnik
Mariana Rossi
Michele Parrinello
Thomas Bondo Pedersen
Trygve Helgaker


Audi Max HG F 30
ETH Zürich
Rämistrasse 101
CH-8092 Zürich



12:00 - 14:00
opening ceremony
invited talk 1
M. Parrinello
14:05 - 14:45
contributed talk 1
B. Blasiak
14:45 - 15:05
contributed talk 2
S. Bazzi
15:05 - 15:25
coffee break
15:25 - 16:00
invited talk 2
A. Alavi
16:00 - 16:40
contributed talk 3
R. Marquardt
16:40 - 17:00
contributed talk 4
G. Li Manni
17:00 - 17:20
poster session 1
17:20 - 19:30


Hellmann award
09:00 - 09:40
Peyerimhoff award
09:40 - 10:30
coffee break
10:30 - 11:00
invited talk 3
T. Helgaker
11:00 - 11:40
contributed talk 5
K. Gaul
11:40 - 12:00
contributed talk 6
A. Kananenka
12:00 - 12:20
lunch break
12:20 - 14:00
invited talk 4
A. Rubio
14:00 - 14:40
contributed talk 7
L. Lang
14:40 - 15:00
contributed talk 8
R. Ovcharenko
15:00 - 15:20
coffee break
15:20 - 16:00
AGTC Meeting including RDM and NDFI initiative discussion
16:00 - 17:30
poster session 2
17:30 - 19:30


invited talk 5
F. Agostini
09:00 - 09:40
contributed talk 9
K. Doblhoff-Dier
09:40 - 10:00
contributed talk 10
J. Mannouch
10:00 - 10:20
coffee break
10:20 - 11:00
invited talk 6
T. Bondo Pedersen
11:00 - 11:40
contributed talk 11
E. Fasshauer
11:40 - 12:00
invited talk 7
B. Keller
12:00 - 12:40
lunch break
12:40 - 14:00
social activities
14:00 - 18:00
conference dinner party
19:00 - ...


Invited talk 8
I. Tavernelli
09:00 - 09:40
contributed talk 12
J. Kottmann
09:40 - 10:00
contributed talk 13
D. Bultrini
10:00 - 10:20
coffee break
10:20 - 11:00
invited talk 9
M. Rossi
11:00 - 11:40
contributed talk 14
J. Tölle
11:40 - 12:00
invited talk 10
J. Subotnik
12:00 - 12:40
closing ceremony
12:50 - ...

Oral contributions by

1) Sophia Bazzi - Automated Discovery of Biochemical Patterns in the Protein Data Bank - Georg-August Universität Göttingen
2) Bartosz Blasiak - Modelling ultrafast dynamics at a conical intersection with regularized diabatic states: An approach based on multiplicative neural networks - Goethe University Frankfurt
3) Daniel Bultrini - Mixed Quantum-Classical Dynamics for Near Term Quantum Computers - University of Heidelberg
4) Katharina Doblhoff-Dier - Are accurate reaction dynamics for molecule-metal reactions a dream? - Leiden University
5) Elke Fasshauer - Time-Resolved Measurement of Interparticle Coulombic Decay Processes - University of Tübingen
6) Konstantin Gaul - Large parity violating shifts in rotational spectra of a chiral Re complex - Philipps-Universität Marburg
7) Alexei Kananenka - Machine Learning for Quantum Dissipative Dynamics - University of Delaware
8) Jakob Kottmann - Molecular Quantum Circuit Design - University of Augsburg
9) Lucas Lang - A Quantum Definition Of Molecular Structure - University of Oslo
10) Giovanni Li Manni - Quantum Anamorphosis: Predicting and Rationalising many-electron wave functions in poly-nuclear transition metal clusters - Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research Stuttgart
11) Jonathan Mannouch - Ab initio photoexcited dynamics with a mapping approach to surface hopping - Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Hamburg
12) Roberto Marquardt - Some thoughts on the quantum mechanical definition of the Mean Square Displacement - Université de Strasbourg
13) Roman Ovcharenko - Scalable Distributed Memory Implementation of Dissipative Quantum Dynamics Subject to Non-Markovian Environments - Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
14) Johannes Tölle - Effective Hamiltonian Theory: A bridge between condensed matter physics and quantum chemistry - California Institute of Technology
15) Joseph Lawrence - Calculation of accurate tunnelling splittings
16) D. Bultrini - Mixed quantum-classical dynamics for near-term quantum computers

Posters by

Please find here the Link to book of abstract


200 CHF including conference dinner

Please remember to pay the fee until 13 August 2023 23:59: Link to payment



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There are countless beautiful places to swim in the river or the lake in Zurich. Especially famous are some of its “Badis” which are places that provide amenities like cafes, umbrellas, changing rooms, lifeguards, and toilets. They are often free but sometimes cost up to 10 CHF. Alternatively, there are also many non-guarded places where you can go swimming. The following list contains some recommendations for swimming places close to the main building at ETH and the city center. However, there are also many places to swim that are less crowded but slightly further away from the city center, like “Werd Insel”, “Katzensee”, “Saffa Insel”, “Pfäffikersee”, etc.
Limmat river: "Unterer Letten" and "Oberer Letten", 20-30 min walking distance from ETH main building, free entry
Lake Zurich: "Seebad Utoquai" and "Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen", 16 min and 21 min public transport from ETH main building, 8 CHF
or in any of the unsupervised shores between these "Badis".


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Uetliberg is the house mountain of Zurich from which you have great views of the city and the lake. For an extra cost of 5 CHF, you can enjoy even more stunning views from the tower at the top. There are several hiking/walking options, e.g.:
Albisguetli - Uetliberg: very steep but well maintained, 4.2 km round trip, ~1:30h
Planetenweg Uetliberg – Felsenegg: planets of the solar system in scale 1:1 billion, 6.4 km one way, ~1:45h
Train connections:
Zurich HB – Albisgüetli: tram 13 (takes 17 min)
Zurich HB – Uetliberg: train S10 from (takes 28 min)
Zürich HB – Felsenegg: train S4 Zurich HB – Adliswill
cable car Adliswil – Felsenegg (takes 37 min in total)


© Zürich Tourism
Zurich has many museums that are well worth seeing: Zürcher Museen
In our view, the Kunsthaus is particularly recommendable for a visit during the conference days and it can be reached within 4 min (!) from the ETH main building. It owns one of Switzerland's most important art collections of paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings. The permanent collection includes works from Picasso, Monet, Giacometti, Warhol and Rembrandt, and admission is free on Wednesdays. In addition to the permanent exhibition showing around 1000 artworks, there are temporary exhibitions. During the time of the conference, these will be “Marcel Broodthaers” and “Käthe Kollwitz / Mona Hatoum”

Boat trips

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Lake Zurich can be discovered in a relaxing atmosphere by a lake cruise. The “Short Lake Cruises” depart every 30 min from/to Zurich Bürkliplatz (can be reached from the ETH main building in 7 min) and take up to two hours. You only have to buy a single ticket for public transport (zones 110, 140, and 150) which costs 8.80 CHF. There is also a restaurant on board for which tables can be reserved. Please let us know in the registration form if you are planning to take a lake cruise.

Food, drinks and nightlife

If you're feeling peckish or want to go for a drink in the evening at a bar, Zurich has a great selection of places to go. Many options can be found in the links below:
Zurich Restaurant Guide
Nightlife in Zurich


How to register
  • Register with your details and optional scientific contribution (deadline for abstracts: 13 August 2023, 23:59, decisions will be announced by 21 August 2023): Registration
  • Pay the registration fee as soon as possible: Payment
How to edit my registration and abstract
  • To edit your registration, including changes to your abstract, please cancel the registration via the cancellation link in the confirmation email, and register as new. (Currently new editting is impossible)
Recommended hotels We recommend a number of accommodations at different price points for your stay in Zurich. We also offer a limited amount of discount codes for these accommodations on a first-come, first-serve basis. The discount codes and booking instructions will be sent to you once your registration is successful.
Youth Hostel ($) Schaffhauserstrasse 14, 8042 Zürich
Ruby Hotels ($$): Beatenplatz 4, 8001 Zürich
Hotel Limmathof ($$) Limmatquai 142, 8001 Zürich
Hotel Plattenhof ($$) Plattenstrasse 26, 8032 Zürich
Hotel Krone ($$) Schaffhauserstrasse 1, 8006 Zürich
Hotel Walhalla ($$) Limmatstrasse 5, 8005 Zürich
Hotel Rex ($$) Weinbergstrasse 92, 8006 Zürich
Hotel Felix ($$$): Zähringerstrasse 25, 8001 Zürich
Hotel Zürcherhof ($$$): Zähringerstrasse 21, 8001 Zürich
Hotel Marta ($$$) Zähringerstrasse 36, 8001 Zürich
Hotel Rütli ($$$) Zähringerstrasse 43, 8001 Zürich
Hotel Adler ($$$) Rosengasse 10, 8001 Zürich
Venue address Audi Max HG F 30
ETH Zurich
Rämistrasse 101
CH-8092 Zürich
Travel by public transport Getting to the campus
  • from Zürich HB:Tram 10 to Zürich Flughafen until ETH/Universitätsspital (3 stops)
  • from Zürich Stadelhofen Bf: Tram 9 to Zürich, Hirzenbach until ETH/Universitätsspital (3 stops)
  • from Zürich Oerlikon Bf: Tram 10 to Zürich, Bahnhofsplatz/HB until ETH/Universitätsspital (12 stops)
  • from Zürich Airport: Tram 10 to Zürich, Bahnhofsplatz/HB until ETH/Universitätsspital (22 stops)
Travel by car Parking at ETH Zürich
  • from A1 (Bern): Route
  • from A1 (St. Gallen): Route
  • from A3 (Basel): Route
  • from A3 (Sargans): Route
  • from A4 (Schaffhausen): Route
Cancellation policy

You can cancel your registration for free up until 13. August 2023 at 11:59 PM.

COVID-19 protocol

The conference will be held in compliance with the current Corona rules at ETH Zurich and Switzerland.

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