NOTE TO VISITORS: Welcome to the ES11 website. This site was activated on February 18, 2011. We continue to add new information as specific program details are finalized and as we get feedback from users. Feel free to check back often for updates.
Last Updated: May 31st, 2011.

Registration: The registration page is NOW OPEN !!

Flash News: Closing Registration Register now and submit your abstract !! June 01, 2011 LAST DAY to register and June 02, 2011 to submit contributions for poster presentations.

Flash News: Extra-nights lodging Modify your registration to add extra night stays! In case you require additional lodging nights, they will be charged at $60/night to your account.

Flash News: Dinner Menu Selection Make your selection on your registration among Steak / Salmon / Vegetarian for the Banquet on June 8th, 2011.

Flash News: Poster format Preferred format is: 4' x 3' See the posters section for more information.

Schedule The program for the sessions is now updated online.

Bulletin Board NSF funding opportunity for Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SI2)

Note regarding registration discount codes: If you have been given a code, enter it when prompted. Otherwise, leave the discount code field empty and continue with your registration. And please remenber to submit your abstract once it is ready.


  • This workshop series brings together participants in electronic structure theory. The presentations describe new methods for computing previously inaccessible properties, breakthroughs in computational efficiency and accuracy, and novel applications of these approaches to the study of molecules, liquids, and solids.
  • Over the past decade, first-principles electronic structure methods have become a vital tool for scientific idea generation and validation throughout chemistry, physics, and materials research. Therefore, bringing together top American and international innovators in electronic structure to report breakthrough methods to an audience of young scientists is more important than ever.
  • Despite the track record of success, there is a growing sense that electronic structure methodology merits a much higher profile in American faculty hirin g and research grant funding that it currently enjoys.
  • This year's program will highlight advances in electronic structure methodology with invited oral presentations and contributed posters. The workshop will also feature a series of round-table discussions, led by various experts and stake-holders, to discuss the status of our field and to chart new directions.

Dates: June 6-9, 2011 Note Registration begins at 5pm on June 6, the event closes with lunch at 12pm on June 9.
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Site: University of Pennsylvania - Department of Chemistry
Building: Chemistry Department 1973 Wing (ES11 Map)

Speakers (last updated: May 31, 2011)

Note that if the name of the speaker contains a link, it will take you to their abstract in PDF format. You may need acrobat ready (or its plug-in) installed on your computer.

We have 120+ registered participants and counting!!.

    Abstracts submitted for poster presentation will be updated soon. Plase come back later to check the final outline
  • PLEASE NOTE: The organizing committee has announced a special prize for the best poster presentation! Details will be posted soon.

  • Materials Computation Center of the University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign

Questions About Logistics (Registration, Lodging, Website, Other)
Contact: Prof. Andrew M. Rappe
E-mail: rappe  (at)
Phone: 215-898-8313

Questions About the Program (Speakers, Abstracts, Posters)
Contact: Prof. Andrew M. Rappe
E-mail: rappe  (at)
Phone: 215-898-8313

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