The Theoretical Chemistry Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry is pleased to announce the TCG conference 2018, which will be held at the University of Sheffield. The meeting will cover a broad spectrum of theoretical and computational chemistry, including talks by leading international and UK scientists. It will also incorporate the TCG Graduate Student Meeting, where final-year graduate students compete for the Coulson prize for the best graduate student talk. The travel expenses of student oral presenters will be refunded. Graduate students presenting posters will be eligible for a poster prize. Please indicate whether you are a PhD student when submitting a talk or poster abstract. We have an excellent line-up of invited speakers, and your talks and poster contributions are welcome.

Important info for poster presenters

We are asking all of those presenting posters if they would also like to take part in poster flash presentations on the Monday afternoon. During this session you will have a maximum of two minutes in which to entice conference delegates to view your poster. If you would like to take part, please produce one (and only one) slide and email it to us by 12 pm on Friday 13 July. We do need the slide in advance to ensure that the flash presentations progress smoothly. We would greatly appreciate it if you would indicate whether or not you'd like to take part in the flash presentations ASAP. The posters themselves can be a maximum of A0 in size and must be in portrait orientation.

Location and travel

The conference and accommodation for those of you who have selected the residential option will be at The Edge , part of the Endcliffe student village. If you are travelling to Sheffield by train, a taxi from the station to The Edge will take up to 20 minutes at busy times and you can expect to pay around £8. It is also possible to get the 120 bus operated by First from Sheffield Interchange (signposted from the train station, 2 minutes walk), you will need to alight on Fulwood Road (please see the conference website for a map). Please note that the 120 bus operated by Stagecoach does NOT go to Fulwood Road - make sure it is a First bus before purchasing a ticket from the driver.

If you are intending to travel by car, please contact us for directions and a parking permit. Further travel information can be found from the university here.

Registration and lunch on the first day is between 13:00 and 14:00, so please arrange to arrive between these times. If you know you are going to be late, please email the organisers to let them know, so that arrangements can be made.

Sheffield is easily accessible by road, train, and plane, with trams and buses available directly to the University. Details on how to get here can be found here, on the University website.

Organising committee

  • Grant Hill (Sheffield)
  • Robert Shaw (Sheffield)

Scientific committee

  • Roy Johnston (Birmingham)
  • Scott Habershon (Warwick)
  • David Benoit (Hull)
  • Elena Besley (Nottingham)
  • Francesca Baletto (KCL)
  • Sophia Yaliraki (Imperial)
  • Abbie Trewin (Lancaster)
  • Andrew Teale (Nottingham)
  • Jochen Blumberger (UCL)

This conference is listed on the CCL conference page.