After a COVID-19 hiatus, the Austin Symposium on Molecular Structure and Dynamics will return to Dallas, Texas in February 2023. Hosted on the beautiful Southern Methodist University campus, the symposium will take place from Friday, February 17 to Monday, February 20.
Hotel rooms are available at the nearby Lumen Hotel at special conference rate until February 1, 2023 and can be booked via this link.
SMU can be easily reached with a 40-minute taxi ride (26 miles) from the Dallas Fort-Worth International Airport, or alternatively, by the DART train connection between the DFW International Airport and Mockingbird Station. For national flights, the Dallas Love Field Airport might be more convenient, as it is just a 10-minute taxi ride away (6 miles).
For more than 50 years the ASMDs (see Previous Programs) have been important gathering points for internationally recognized experts, researchers, and students working in structural chemistry, molecular spectroscopy, molecular dynamics, and computational chemistry. Presenting and discussing novel methods and techniques, unusual molecular structures and their chemical reactions, ASMDs have often been the incubator of new research projects, and have in more than one occasion initialized work recognized by the Nobel Committee in Stockholm (see History).
In 2012, the ASMD moved to Dallas, Texas, and became the ASMD at Dallas (ASMD@D). It is organized by the Computational and Theoretical Chemistry Group (CATCO) at the Southern Methodist University (SMU).
The 27th annual symposium was dedicated in memoriam of Dieter Cremer (1944 - 2017), who served as the Chairman of the 2012, 2014, and 2016 ASMD@D meetings. Dieter Cremer vitalized the symposia with many new ideas and inspired countless scientific discussions. His scientific accomplishments were honored in a special issue of Molecular Physics, Volume 117, (9-12), 1047-1538 (2019), collecting 45 articles.
In 2023, the 28th ASMD@D will be held on the beautiful Southern Methodist University (SMU) campus.
The number of plenary speakers, invited lecturers, and poster sessions will be similar to those of previous ASMDs.
The ASMD@D 2023 will be organized in the spirit of previous symposia:
ASMD@Ds offer ample time for listening to colleagues, getting inspired, informed, and engaged in scientific discussions, so that the seed of future interdisciplinary projects can be laid. In aid of this, there are no parallel sessions.
ASMD@Ds are international rather than national or local meetings. As in previous years, the organizers will invite a number of internationally recognized speakers from the broader area of structural chemistry, spectroscopy, molecular dynamics, and computational chemistry.
We will also attempt to attract a number of younger colleagues and students. ASMD@D 2023 will be an excellent platform for younger scientists to establish contacts and lay the basis for future postdoctoral or academic positions. A detailed schedule will be worked out in the coming months.
We look forward to seeing you in February 2023!