The Sanibel meeting on quantum chemistry, dynamics, condensed matter physics and their biological applications was organized by the University of Florida’s Quantum Theory Project. It was held February 17-22, 2019, on St. Simons Island, GA, at the historic King and Prince Hotel on the Atlantic Ocean. The meeting celebrated the science of Klaus Ruedenberg, featuring sessions on several Ruedenberg inspired topics like chemical bonding, basis sets, localized orbitals, and FORS-SCF (CASSCF).
Punit Jha, graduate student with Prof. So Hirata's group, was honored to receive the IBM-Zerner Graduate Student Award from the University of Florida at the 59th Sanibel Symposium for his talk based on his current PhD research project on finite-temperature many-body perturbation theory. Now in its 59th year, the Sanibel Symposium is one of the longest running conferences on electronic structure theory.
Jha was one of the few graduate students selected to give a 15 minute talk at the symposium. He received the award and certificate from Dr. Rodney Bartlett at the banquet dinner.