The goal of the school is to introduce the participants to modern methods and computational techniques in quantum chemistry. Participants are assumed to have at least a knowledge of quantum mechanics as represented, for example, by Molecular Quantum Mechanics, P. W. Atkins (Oxford University Press). In addition the participants are assumed to have a basic knowledge of quantum chemistry methodology, in particular the Hartree-Fock method as well as the concepts of Linear combination of atomic orbitals (LCAO) and Slater determinants.


Due to the restrictions and incertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided that we can not organize ESQC in good conditions in 2021. The next school is therefore planned for Sep 11 - 24 2022. Registration is then scheduled to open Tuesday March 22 2022 at 9:00 (am) CET. Stay tuned !
The number of students is limited to 80. Your place is only guaranteed when we have received your registration fee. The registration fee is 1750 EUR for university participants and 5600 EUR for others. The price covers: food and lodging in single rooms, including welcome reception and, Sicilian dinner, farewell party, tuition fee (lectures/tutorials/discussions sessions), and school material (including three text books).

Lecturers (2019)

Coupled Cluster Theory
Molecular properties
Basis Sets, Integrals and SCF Methods
QM/MM and other hybrid models in chemistry
Algorithm design
Approximation methods
Local correlation
General aspects of computational chemistry
The Multiconfigurational Approach
Introduction to Response Theory
Second Quantization
Relativistic Quantum Chemistry
Density Functional Theory
Mathematical Tools in Quantum Chemistry

Local Organizing Committee

Giampaolo Barone (Palermo)
Fabrizio Lo Celso (Palermo)


Trond Saue (Toulouse)


Simen Sommerfelt Reine (Oslo)
Per-Olof Widmark (Lund)
Roberto di Remigio (Virginia Tech/ Tromsø)
Stella Stopkowicz (Mainz)
Elisa Rebolini (Grenoble)
Michael Patzschke (Dresden)
Peter Taylor(Tianjin)
Per-Åke Malmqvist (Lund)