The World Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists (WATOC) aims to promote the field of theoretical and computational chemistry and to advance the interactions between scientists working in this field worldwide.
WATOC holds triennial Congresses to promote scientific exchange.
The next Congress will be in Munich, Germany (August 27 - September 1, 2017).
WATOC awards two types of medals to honor outstanding theoretical and computational chemists: the Schrödinger medal to senior scientists, and the Dirac medal to scientists under the age of 40.
Current WATOC officers
President: Walter Thiel
Vice-President: Peter Gill
Treasurer: Gernot Frenking
Communications Officer: Henry Rzepa
Hiroshi Nakatsuji won the 2016 Schrödinger Medal.
Johannes Neugebauer won the 2016 Dirac Medal.
WATOC dinner at ICQC-2015 in Beijing
Yundong Wu invited the WATOC Board members attending the Congress to a superb dinner on June 9, 2015. More than 20 members enjoyed a marvelous evening. Photos