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Welcome to the DFT 2024 Conference

We are pleased to welcome you to the 20th conference in “Density Functional Theory and its applications” (DFT 2024). 

The 20th international conference of Density Functional Theory and its applications will be back in Paris in August 2024, starting from August 25. It follows the previous editions held in Paris (1995), Vienna (1997), Rome (1999), Madrid (2001), Brussels (2003), Geneva (2005), Amsterdam (2007), Lyon (2009), Athens (2011), Durham (2013), Debrecen (2015), Tällberg (2017), Alicante (2019) and Bruxelles (2022).


World renowned scientists will present their latest contributions in 10 plenary and 18 invited talks. We invite you to participate to this event and take the opportunity to present your work at this key conference for the DFT community as one of the 20 oral presentations or as a poster in one of the two scheduled poster sessions. 

The conference will cover all aspects of Density Functional Theory (DFT) and the contributions will be organized around the following main topics : 


  • Methodological Developments in DFT 

  • Conceptual DFT 

  • Time-dependent approaches in DFT 

  • DFT and reactivity 

  • DFT and condensed phases 

The following scientists have already agreed to participate as plenary and invited speakers, respectively :


Mario Barbatti (Uni. Aix-Marseille, France), Rachel Crespo-Otero (University College London, United Kingdom), Thomas Heine (TU Dresden, Germany), Martin Kaupp (TU Berlin, Germany) Anna I. Krylov (University of Southern California, USA), Jan Martin (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel),Maria João Ramos (Uni Porto, Portugal)


Hilke Bahmann (Uni Wuppertal, Germany), Patrizia Calaminici  (Cinvestav, Mexico), José L. Gázquez (Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa, Mexico), Ganna Gryn'ova (Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies), Celia Fonseca Guerra (VU Amsterdam, Netherlands), Sandra Luber (University of Zurich, Switzerland), Lorenzo Maschio (Uni Torino, Italy), Nadia Rega (University of Naples, Italy), Adrienn Ruzsinszky (Tulane University, USA), Juan-Carlos Sancho Garcia (Uni Alicante, Spain), Marcel Swart (University of Girona, Spain), Alejandro Toro Labbé (Pontificia Universidad Católica, Chile), Julien Toulouse (Sorbonne Université, France), Matthias Ernzerhof (University of Montréal, Canada)

If you are willing to participate, submit now an abstract for your oral or poster presentation. 

Wishing to meet you in Paris 


The organizing committee

Ilaria Ciofini (CNRS and ChimieParisTech-PSL), Chair of DFT2024 conference


Frédéric Labat (ChimieParisTech-PSL)

Carlo Adamo (ChimieParisTech-PSL)

Eric Brémond (Uni Paris Cité) 

Alexis Markovits (Sorbonne Uni)

Laurent Joubert (Uni Rouen) 

Vincent Tognetti (Uni Rouen)

Henry Chermette (Uni Lyon)

Christophe Morell (Uni Lyon)

École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie, Paris

Sunday to Friday

August 25 to 30, 2024

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