The 14th Session of the V.A. Fock meeting on quantum and Computational Chemistry 
23 August 2014

20160421_01On August 18-22, 2014 the 14th Session of the V.A. Fock Meeting on Quantum and Computational Chemistry “Bridging the Gap between Solid State Quantum Chemistry and Structural Chemistry of Allotropes” was held in Samara. This session was organized by Samara Center for Theoretical Materials Science (SCTMS) and Samara State University (SSU).

The conference sessions were conducted in Ibis Hotel. Forty four scientists from 11 countries took part in the conference. The program included the lectures of a Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry Prof. Roald Hoffmann (Cornell University, USA), Prof. Michael O’Keeffe (Arizona State University, USA), Prof. Artem Oganov (State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA), Prof. Andreas Savin (University of Pierre and Marie Curie Paris 6, France), Prof. Helena Dodziuk (Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland), Prof. Richard Dronskowski (RWTH Aachen University, Germany), Prof. Beata Paulus (Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany), Prof. Andrei Tchougreeff (RWTH - Aachen Universtity/MSU). Among the speakers were also young researchers who presented interesting and relevant reports. The program also included the poster session where 13 poster reports were presented.

In addition to scientific part the following events, significant for SCTMS, SSU and Samara Region, were organized:
  • meeting of the leading scientists with Samara State University administration;
  • public lecture of Prof. Roald Hoffmann “Chemistry’s Essential Tensions: Three Views of a Science in Culture”;
  • press-conference of Prof. Roald Hoffmann at SSU.
Within social program the participants visited Shiryaevo, a village in Samara region on the right bank of the Volga within Zhigulevsky reserve, and memorial house the famous Russian artist Ilya Repin.

The atmosphere during the conference was friendly and favorable for constructive communication of participants and discussion of their prospective scientific collaboration.