International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science

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The International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science is an international scientific learned society covering all applications of quantum theory to chemistry and chemical physics. It was created in Menton in 1967. The founding members were Raymond Daudel, Per-Olov Löwdin, Robert G. Parr, John Pople and Bernard Pullman. Its foundation was supported by Louis de Broglie.

Originally the Academy had 25 regular members under 65 years of age. This was later raised to 30, and then to 35. There is no limit on the number of members over 65 years of age. The members are "chosen among the scientists of all countries who have distinguished themselves by the value of their scientific work, their role of pioneer or leader of a school in the broad field of quantum chemistry, i.e. the application of quantum mechanics to the study of molecules and macromolecules".[1] The Academy presently consists of 90 members (as of 2006). The Academy organizes the International Congress of Quantum Chemistry every three years.

The academy awards a medal to a young member of the scientific community who has distinguished himself or herself by a pioneering and important contribution. The award has been made every year since 1967.[2]

Presidents[edit]

Year Member
1967–1970
1970–1973
R. Daudel
1973–1976
1976–1979
B. Pullman
1979–1982
1982–1985
P. O. Löwdin
1985–1988
1988–1991
A. Pullman
1991–1994
1994–1997
R. G. Parr
1997–2000 J. A. Pople
2000-2003
2003-2006
K. Morokuma
2006-2009 S. Peyerimhoff
2009-2012 P. Pyykkö
2012-2015
2015-2018
J. Michl

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Members[edit]

Deceased members[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b History of IAQMS Accessed March 2, 2010
  2. ^ IAQMS awards Assessed March 2, 2010

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