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Symposium on Chemical Physics - 2016

November 4 - 6, 2016

The thirty-second annual Symposium on Chemical Physics, will be held on the weekend of November 4-6, 2016 at the University of Waterloo. As usual, the Symposium will include both invited and contributed oral papers, as well as a Poster session. This year's invited speakers and their topics are:

Invited Speakers
The Roger E. Miller Lecturer
Frank Neese
Department of Molecular Theory and Spectroscopy
Max Planck Institute
Mülheim, Germany
Ralph Ernstorfer
Department of Physical Chemistry
Fritz-Haber Institute
Berlin, Germany
Patrick Ayotte
Département de Chimie
Université de Sherbrooke
Québec, Canada
Zlatko Bačić
Department of Chemistry
New York University
New York, USA
Paul Mayer
University of Ottawa
Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences
Ottawa, Canada
Dominika Zgid
University of Michigan
Department of Chemistry
Ann Arbor, USA
Program of the 2016 Symposium

As usual, contributed papers will be a key component of the program. A limited number of them can be presented orally, although most will be part of a poster session, to be held in a relaxed atmosphere with appropriate refreshments available. We very much hope to have a substantial degree of participation by graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Please circulate this notice and the conference URL to any colleagues or students who you think might be interested in attending.

Once again, all regular conference sessions (including the poster session) will be held in or adjacent to Room 1015 of the EIT building (EIT on the Waterloo campus map, just south of the Davis Center where sessions had been held in earlier years), while the dinner again will be at South Campus Hall (SCH on the campus map, by the main entrance to the University from University Avenue; pay parking lot HV is beside that entrance). For the sessions, on-campus parking is available in lots HV and H (which are near SCH), B, N and M (which are closer to EIT); see the Waterloo campus map for location of these buildings and parking lots. All of these lots are coin operated or pay-and-display. See the following link for details regarding parking costs: parking details. A schematic map of the Kitchener-Waterloo area showing how to reach the University of Waterloo may be readily printed from the above link.

For those planning to arrive by air, Waterloo is located only a short distance (approximately a 1 hour drive) from Toronto International Airport. A convenient limousine service run by Airways Transit provides convenient door-to-door service between the three Toronto terminals and all sites in the Waterloo area. Reservations may be made by sending e-mail to and informing them of: a) your airline, flight number, and date and time of Toronto arrival, and b) the hotel or University location you want to be taken to. Such reservations should be made at least 24 hours prior to arrival (or departure). Departure arrangements may be made by phone from Waterloo. In the Toronto airport terminals, the Airways Transit drivers may be met at the "Ground Transportation Desk" in the Arrivals Concourse.

Those travelling from western Canada should also be aware that Westjet Airlines flies directly into the "Region of Waterloo International Airport" located in south-east Kitchener, from whence a 20 minute taxi ride will bring you to the University area. As a small regional airport, the customs/security delays are much less time consuming than those at Toronto-Pearson. The Region of Waterloo International Airport also hosts daily American Airlines flights to/from Chicago.