World Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists

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World Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists
Abbreviation WATOC
Formation 1982[1]
Purpose promoting the field of theoretical and computational chemistry[2]
President
Walter Thiel
Website watoc.net

The World Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists (WATOC) is a scholarly association founded in 1982 "in order to encourage the development and application of theoretical methods" in chemistry, particularly quantum chemistry and computational chemistry.[1] It was originally called the World Association of Theoretical Organic Chemists,[1] but was later renamed the World Association of Theoretically Oriented Chemists,[3] and in 2005 renamed once more to the World Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists.[1]

Conferences[edit]

WATOC organizes a triennial world congress with over 1,000 participants in last years.[1][4]

# Name Date Year City Country Organizer
1 WATOC-1987 August 12–18 1987 The building of the Hungarian Parliament (10890208584).jpg Budapest Hungary Imre Csizmadia
2 WATOC-1990 July 8–14 1990 Toronto - ON - CN Tower bei Nacht2.jpg Toronto Canada Imre Csizmadia
3 WATOC-1993 July 18–25 1993 Toyohashi City Office.jpg Toyohashi Japan Keiji Morokuma
4 WATOC-1996 July 7–12 1996 Skopusberg mit Universitaet.jpg Jerusalem Israel Amiram Goldblum
5 WATOC-1999 August 1–6 1999 London Thames Sunset panorama - Feb 2008.jpg London UK Mike Robb
6 WATOC-2002 August 6–9 2002 Lugano, aerial view (4526817722).jpg Lugano Switzerland Hans-Peter Lüth
7 WATOC-2005 January 16–21 2005 City bowl.jpg Cape Town South Africa Kevin Naidoo
8 WATOC-2008 September 14–19 2008 Sydney skyline at dusk - Dec 2008.jpg Sydney Australia Leo Radom
9 WATOC-2011 July 17–22 2011 Lateral do Hostal dos Reis Católicos. Santiago de Compostela.jpg Santiago de Compostela Spain Manuel Yáñez
Otilia Mó
10 WATOC-2014 October 5–10 2014 Santiago nocturno 2013.jpg Santiago de Chile Chile Alejandro Toro-Labbé
11 WATOC-2017 August 27 – September 1 2017 Germany München Monks.jpg Munich Germany Christian Ochsenfeld

It also organizes numerous smaller conferences on more specialized topics[citation needed].

Awards[edit]

Main article: Schrödinger Medal

The association awards two yearly medals: the Schrödinger Medal to "outstanding theoretical and computational chemist",[5] and the Dirac Medal to "outstanding theoretical and computational chemist under the age of 40".[6]

List of presidents[edit]

Presidents of WATOC:[1]

# Name First year Last year
1 I. G. Csizmadia 1987 1990
2 Paul von Rague Schleyer 1990 1996
3 H F Schafer.jpg Henry F. Schaefer, III 1996 2005
4 Leo Radom 2005 2011
5 WalterThiel.jpg Walter Thiel 2011 2017

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "WATOC - History". World Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists. 2015. Retrieved 22 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "WATOC - Home". World Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists. 2015. Retrieved 22 March 2015. 
  3. ^ For instance, in 2005 it was called "World Association of Theoretically Oriented Chemists" as can be seen in the poster for WATOC-2005 congress: "WATOC-2005. Modelling Structure and Reactivity. 7th World Congress of the World Association of Theoretically Oriented Chemists" (PDF). World Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists. 2015. Retrieved 22 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "WATOC - Congress". World Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists. 2015. Retrieved 22 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "WATOC - Schroedinger". World Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists. 2015. Retrieved 22 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "Dirac - medal". World Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists. 2015. Retrieved 22 March 2015.