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22 to 26 July 2019









An opportunity to discover and interact with the main trends in Density-Functional Theory and its Applications

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The scientific schedule will include plenary talks, invited talks, contributed talks, and poster sessions

The 18th International Conference on Density-Functional Theory and its Applications will take place in Alicante, Spain, in July 2019. It will be the next in the great series of biennial meetings, which have taken place in Paris (1995), Vienna (1997), Rome (1999), Madrid (2001), Brussels (2003), Geneva (2005), Amsterdam (2007), Lyon (2009), Athens (2011), Durham (2013), Debrecen (2015), and Tällberg (2017). DFT constitutes undoubtedly one of the most brilliant quantum theories developed so far, used worldwide and with outstanding applications in many scientific fields. The conference covers all range of topics, from cutting-edge developments to fascinating applications and discoveries, bringing together scientists from all around the world and from many related fields.

The scientific schedule will include plenary talks, invited talks, contributed talks, and a poster session or short talks. Contributions to the following topics are warmly welcome:

  • New developments for exchange-correlation functionals
  • Time-dependent and real-time density-functional theory
  • Application of density-functional theory in condensed matter physics
  • Application of density-functional theory in chemistry
  • Application of density-functional theory in materials science
  • Strongly correlated systems & solids
  • Biomolecular modeling and bioapplications

Meet Alicante:
a city with life

We are very honored to organize the next edition in Alicante which, according to the famous writer Antonie Saint-Exupéry, is: “The warmest town in Europe and the only place where the dates ripen. I walked around without my coat, amazed by this night, surrounded by palm trees and stars, with a sea so discrete you can hardly see or hear it, so you just sense it is there”.

On behalf of the Organizing and Scientific Committee, it is my great pleasure to welcome you to the next edition, and hope you will also find some time to explore the beautiful city of Alicante and its nice surroundings.

Juan Carlos Sancho-García (Chairperson)
University of Alicante


Prof. Carlo Adamo

Chimie ParisTech, France

Prof. Anastassia Alexandrova

University of California, USA

Prof. Paul Ayers

McMaster University, Canada

Prof. Laura Gagliardi

University of Minnesota, USA


Prof. Martin Head-Gordon

University of California-Berkeley, USA

Prof. David Beljonne

University of Mons, Belgium

Prof. Se Kyun Kwon

Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea

Prof. Christel Marian

University of Düsseldorf, Germany


Prof. Paula Mori-Sánchez

Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain

Prof. Katarzyna Pernal

Lodz University of Technology, Poland

Prof. Ángel Rubio

Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Germany

Prof. Gustavo Scuseria

Rice University, USA


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