This Workshop, like the previous meetings held in Pisa (1996), Oxford (1997), Granada (1998) and Paris (1999), will bring together chemists and physicists interested in many-body quantum systems in the molecular and material sciences. The emphasis will be on innovative theory, its computational realization, and applications.

The Workshop will include sessions on :

  • Density matrices and density functionals (DMF)
  • Electron correlation treatments: many-body methods and configuration interaction (ECT)
  • Relativistic formulations and effects (RFE)
  • Valence theory: chemical bonds and bond breaking (VT)
  • Nuclear motion: vibronic effects, flexible molecules (NM)
  • Response theory: properties and spectra; atoms and molecules in strong electric and magnetic fields(RT)
  • Condensed matter: clusters and crystals, surfaces and interfaces (CM)
  • Reactive collisions and chemical reactions (RC)
  • Computational chemistry, biochemistry and chemical physics (CC)
  • It is planned to publish the Proceedings of the Workshop in the "Advances in Quantum Chemistry" series.

    The workshop will be held in the city of Uppsala in south-east Sweden. The city boasts a fine Gothic style cathedral founded in 1289, a famous University, and the house and garden of the well known botanist Carolus Linnaeus. Founded in 1477 by Archbishop Jakob Ulfsson, the University of Uppsala is the oldest seat of learning in the Nordic countries. Today, it attracts about 36,000 students.

    Like the Fourth Workshop, the Uppsala Workshop will last for five days. Participants will be expected to arrive on Thursday, 13 April, 2000. Registration will take place from 15:30 to 18:30 at the Basic Hotel. The meeting will end after lunch on Tuesday, 18 April, 2000. The timing has been chosen in order to allow participants coming by air to benefit from weekend rates. Participants will be accommodated in the Basic Hotel

    All lectures and posters will be are given at Ihresalen, Teknikum. The Teknikum can be reached by following S:t Olofsgatan towards Universitetshuset and then continuing via Asgrand and the left edge of the Kyrkogarden to the Teknikum. Lunch and dinner will be available close by. Breakfast will served at the Basic Hotel.

    The number of participants at the Workshop is strictly limited and, therefore, early application and payment is recommended. The total cost of participation in the Workshop for five days, including registration, full room and board and social programme, is SEK 6 500 for participants sharing a double room and SEK 7900 for those requiring a single room. This includes registration, breakfast, served in the Hotel, lunch and dinner, together with coffee, the workshop banquet and sightseeing. For accompanying dependents sharing a double room the cost is SEK 3500, which includes the banquet and sightseeing. For nonresidents a fee of SEK 3500 covers registration, lunch, coffee and dinner, as well as the banquet and sightseeing.

    The social programme will include guided tours of the Museum Gustavianum, the Dome and a meeting with "Professor of Medicine, Carl Linnaeus" in the Linnean Garden.

    The above costs do NOT include accident or medical insurance: every participant should have his own full accident and medical coverage from his home institution or company for the duration of the meeting.

    The deadline for paying the above amounts is 15th February 2000. After this date they may be increased by 10%. Payment made by bank transfer to:-

    Uppsala University
    Postgiro Bank AB
    SE-105 06 Stockholm
    Account No: 183797-0
    SE-105 71 Stockholm
    Account No: 5048-1100
    The reference is (four different numbers): 3550, 1140, 22, 11431400.

    Alternative payment can be made by Eurocheque in SEK (adding SEK 100 to cover bank fees payable in Sweden) made payable to QSCP-V and sent to Prof. E. Brandas at the address given below.)

    A small number of bursaries will be available for younger participants, particularly from Eastern Europe.

    Over 150 scientists have expressed an interest in the Fifth Quantum Systems in Chemistry & Physics Workshop in Uppsala.


    Maps of Uppsala and Uppland can be viewed on the Web

    By plane:

    If you are coming by plane (airport is Arlanda, see map between Uppsala and Stockholm) you should take the airport bus no 801 and go to the end stop. The end stop is on Dragarbrunnsgatan, Celsiushuset. Basic Hotel lies in the crossing between S:t Olofsgatan and Kungsgatan.

    By train or by bus:

    If you are coming by train or bus, you can easily find the above mentioned crossing from the Central Station and the nearby Bus Station.

    By car:

    If you are coming by car you are probably entering Uppsala via E4 from Stockholm. Turn left at the first opportunity and after a while pass under the railway tracks (between Uppsala and Stockholm). Turn right at Kungsgatan and follow the street until it crosses S:t Olofsgatan. Basic Hotel lies opposite Cederbladsskolan marked on the map.


    Uppsala, a city in south-east Sweden with a population (1998 estimate) of just over 185,000, is the capital of Uppsala County near Stockholm. It is the seat of the Primate, the only archbishop of the Swedish church, and the site of the University of Uppsala (1477). The house and garden of the botanist Carolus Linnaeus can also be found here. About 5 km (3 mi) to the north-east lies Old Uppsala, Gamla Uppsala, a place of ancient Nordic reminiscence with three royal burial hills dating back to 500 AC.

    The cathedral, built of brick in the Gothic style, was founded in 1289 and completed in 1435. After the devastating city fire in 1702 the Arch Dome underwent several reconstructions. The restorations in the eighteenth and nineteenth century have thoroughly changed the outlook of the church.

    Uppsala University, founded in 1477 by the Archbishop Jakob Ulfsson, is the oldest university in the Nordic Countries. With its eight faculties of Theology, Law, Medicine, Pharmacy, History and Philosophy, Social Sciences and Science and Technology, and its Teachers Education Programs, Uppsala offers a broad spectrum of educational and research opportunities. Moreover there is a new virtual IT-Faculty to co-ordinate the extensive activities in the field of information at the University.

    Today the University is one of Uppsala's largest workplaces with more than 5,000 employees, of which close to 2,000 are researchers and teachers. Its 36,000 students undertake more than 40 study programmes and nearly 1,200 individual courses. Graduate education is constantly growing and developing. Today there are about 2,500 active graduate students of which 44% are women. Each year some 270 doctorates are awarded and nearly 70 licentiate degrees.

    BASIC HOTEL -Tourist information & Hotel information "Basic Hotel is situated right in the centre of Uppsala, close to Uppsala´s varied cultural life and historical sites."

    For further details see

    CAROLUS LINNAEUS (1707-1778)

    "Carl Linné, better known to the scientific community by his Latinized name Carolus Linnaeus, is often called the Father of Taxonomy."

    For useful information see http://www.ucmp.berkeley/edu/history/linnaeus.html and


    The proceedings of the workshop will be published in the well known "Advances in Quantum Chemistry" series published by John Wiley. Ideally, participants should bring two copies of their contribution to the workshop. The deadline for submission after the workshop is 31st May, 2000. All contributions will be subject to a strict refereeing process.

    A substantial discount will be available to participants ordering a copy for their personal use before publication. Details will be made available during the workshop.



    The proceedings of the Marly workshop, like those of the Granada workshop, will be published in the Kluwer series "Progress in Theoretical Chemistry and Physics" (PTCP). Authors who have not yet sent the final, revised version of their manuscript should check that it is in camera-ready form using Kluwer's books file-style. All authors should have sent, by the end of December, to the editor in charge a word processed file and two camera-ready paper copies of their manuscript. The final "camera-ready" copy for the whole volume will be sent to Kluwer in mid-January 2000.


    The proceedings of the European Workshop on "Quantum Systems in Chemistry and Physics" held in Hotel Alixares, Granada, in April, 1998, are being published in the series "Progress in Theoretical Chemistry and Physics" (PTCP). It is expected that proofs for contributions to the Granada workshop proceedings will be dispatched by the time you receive this message. Authors should check the proofs for their articles very carefully as THEY WILL NOT BE CHECKED AGAIN and then return them, as soon as possible, to the publisher, Kluwer, in Dordrecht. Publication is expected in April, 2000.


    The proceedings of the European Workshop on "Quantum Systems in Chemistry and Physics" held in Jesus College, Oxford, in April, 1997, were published in the series "Advances in Quantum Chemistry" (volumes 31 and 32). The number of contributions received has necessitated the publication of two volumes, which appeared in late 1998.
    ISBN 0-12-034831-4
    ISBN 0-12-034833-0


    The proceedings of the First Workshop on "Quantum Systems in Chemistry and Physics", which was held in San Miniato, near Pisa, in April, 1996, were published by Kluwer Academic Publishers in 1997. The volume: "Quantum Systems in Chemistry and Physics - Trends in Methods and Applications", edited by R. McWeeny, J. Maruani, Y.G. Smeyers and S. Wilson, appeared in the series "Topics in Molecular Organization and Engineering", ISBN 0-7923-4699-8.

    For further details, see

    Proceedings of the first four workshops QSCP (1996-1999) can be ordered at a discount price at the reception desk of the QSCP-V workshop in Uppsala.


    Jesus College, Oxford
    September, 2001

    Molecular Physics and Quantum Chemistry

    Organized by
    P.J. Grout, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, University of Oxford S. Wilson, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

    See for details.