Quantum Molecular Design Summer School

A Practical Summer School for Experimental & Theoretical Chemistry Students and Postdocs

Dates: July 27 to August 1st, 2019.

Instructors: Prof. Todd Martinez (todd.martinez [at], Dr. B. Scott Fales (bsfales [at], and Dr. Alice R. Walker (arwalker [at]

Overview: The Martinez Group holds an annual five-day, four-night summer school that teaches experimental students/postdocs how to use theory and simulations, while simultaneously teaching theory students/postdocs how to interpret and understand experiments. The upcoming workshop will focus on teaching participants how theory-experiment collaborations can be structured successfully, what different types of experiments measure, how to compute these measured quantities from simulations, and what types of observables can be computed most reliably from simulations.

Cost Breakdown: Students or their PIs are expected to cover roundtrip airfare to SFO or SJC, ground transportation, and some meals. Support from the PULSE Institute at Stanford will cover lodging at the Stanford Guesthouse on SLAC's campus, and some meals.

Application: Application period for Summer 2019 is from April 22nd to June 30th. Please send a paragraph describing your research interests and why you would like to attend this workshop to martinezsummerschool2019 [at] Please also include your name, university affiliation, PI, and year of study (if a grad student).

Proposed schedule for this year's summer school:

Guest Lecturers

Stefan Seritan - “TeraChem Performance: The Limits of GPU-Accelerated Electronic Structure”
Christoph Bannwarth - “Basis Sets and Mean Field Theories”
Ruibin Liang - "Statistical Convergence" and "Connecting Theory with Experiment"
Deniz Tuna - "Setting Up and Running Multiple-Spawning Dynamics Simulations"

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