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HISTORY: Brazilian Symposium on Theoretical Chemistry




































The Brazilian Symposium of Theoretical Chemistry (SBQT) is the most important event of Brazil in the field of theoretical chemistry and one of the most important in Latin America. In its XVI edition, the SBQT is completing 30 years and has an extremely important role in the consolidation of the Theoretical Chemistry research in Brazil. A strong indicative of the success of SBQT is the fact that this is the unique national meeting whose proceedings are published in a scientific journal of international circulation with a rigorous peer-review system. The publication of the proceedings started at 1993 with a special issue of THEOCHEM and since 2003 the proceedings are published in the International Journal of Quantum Chemistry.

Since its beginning, the interdisciplinary character of the symposium, the quality of the works presented and the presence of important national and international researchers have stimulated an increasing participation of professionals, graduate and undergraduate students of different segments of the national and international scientific community. This multidisciplinary character is responsible for the increasing number of participants in each event – I SBQT (50), II SBQT (100), III SBQT (113), IV SBQT (125), V SBQT(135), VI SBQT (160), VII SBQT (200), VIII SBQT (230), IX SBQT (360), X SBQT(310), XI SBQT (415), XII SBQT (370), XIII SBQT (387), XIV SBQT (374), XVSBQT (429), XVI SBQT (560 registered) and has contributed prominently to the formation of human resources, mainly to the theoretical physics and chemistry, with important consequences for the mathematical and computational fields. The expressive participation of researchers and students from the regions which the theoretical chemistry research is consolidated such as the southeast states of Brazil, Pernambuco, Rio Grande do Sul and Federal District and the growing participation of researchers from other states of North, Northeast and Center-West demonstrate the positive repercussion of the symposium throughout country consolidating and decentralizing the research in the theoretical chemistry field.

In the four-day event, the theoretical chemists and molecular physicists of the country and abroad, together with the invited speakers, have met to discuss the advances of the field, establish collaborations and exchange information. The expectation for the XVI Brazilian Symposium on Theoretical Chemistry are to reinforce and raise the quality of the researches developed in the country, to promote the discussion and new research lines in this field and contribute to human resource formation. The organizing committee of the XVI SBQT is once more committed to establish this environment of scientific effervescence and motivation for all researchers and graduate and undergraduate students.

I – SBQT– 1981 Marco Antônio Chaer do Nascimento (Rio de Janeiro – RJ)
II – SBQT– 1983 Yuji Takahata (Campinas – SP)
III – SBQT– 1985 Millan Trsic (São Carlos – SP)
IV – SBQT– 1987 Alberto N. Senapeschi (Caxambu – MG)
V – SBQT– 1989 Marçal de Oliveira Neto (Caxambu – MG)
VI – SBQT– 1991 Fernando R. Ornellas (Caxambu – MG)
VII – SBQT– 1993 Luis Carlos Gomide Freitas (Caxambu – MG)
VIII– SBQT– 1995 Roy E. Bruns (Caxambu – MG)
IX – SBQT– 1997 Sylvio Canuto (Caxambu – MG)
X – SBQT– 1999 Marco Antônio Chaer do Nascimento (Caxambu – MG)
XI – SBQT– 2001 Wagner B. De Almeida (Caxambu – MG)
XII – SBQT– 2003 Rogério Custódio (Caxambu – MG)
XIII– SBQT– 2005 Alfredo Arnóbio de Souza da Gama (São Pedro – SP)
XIV – SBQT– 2007 Carlos Eduardo Bielschowsky (Poços de Caldas – MG)
XV – SBQT– 2009 Léo Degrève (Poços de Caldas – MG)
XVI – SBQT– 2011 Hélio Anderson Duarte (Ouro Preto – MG)
XVII– SBQT– 2013 Itamar Borges (Angra dos Reis – RJ)


The Brazilian Symposium on Theoretical Chemistry (SBQT) in its seventeenth edition in 2015 is turning 34 years of existence. The success saw in previous meetings endorses the fact that this event becomes progressively the largest instance, national and in Latin America, expressions of Theoretical Chemistry Community, surpassing even the language barrier of the American region. The success of the SBQT lies in the fact that this event allows a large and direct articulation of research groups in Physics, Chemistry and Biological areas optimizing efforts to develop theoretical and computational methods of common interest and to use and improve experimental known techniques in the country searching a complete and better understanding of problems in Modern Chemistry.

The Theoretical Chemistry, before seen as a purely academic area of interest, was recognized with great importance in the development of Chemical of the XXI Century. In this last decade, multiplied the number of courses, as in undergraduate level as in Graduation and Pos Graduation degree in all country. Nowadays, Theoretical Chemistry in Brazil includes several specific areas of contributions such as Quantum Chemistry, Atomic and Molecular Dynamics, Computer Simulation of Liquids and Solids Systems, Molecular Modeling of Biological Interest and Technological, Catalysis Chemistry, Physical Chemistry Organic, and others. In this context, SBQT’s contributions to the development of the area in the country are undeniable. Therefore, in this Symposium as well as in previous, the programming has a diverse character looking especially for different lines of existing research in Theoretical Chemistry Community in the country.

The 18th edition of SBQT will be held in the historic city of Pirenópolis (GO), taking another audacious leap out of the Southeast region to the internal of Brazil. Note that this Symposium will take place at 50 km from the city of Anapolis (GO), which is the second largest center of pharmaceutical and agricultural industry in South America. This action solidifies SBQT as a national important event, both for the regularity as the geographic and scientific scope. In the general context, that character aims to empower and train specialized staff in chemistry as well as facilitate the exchange between the various groups of national research to industry productive and also establish goals of the Federal Government for the next decades in CT&I.