19th International Conference on
Density Functional Theory and its Applications

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An opportunity to discover the main trends in Density Functional Theory and its applications.

The conference covers a broad range of topics in the field, from the latest theoretical developments to cutting-edge applications in chemistry and physics, bringing together scientists from all over the world.

The scientific program extends over five days, and consists of 10 plenary and 16 invited lectures by internationally renowned speakers, presenting the current state-of-the-art in the field. In addition, a total of 32 slots for contributed talks provide the opportunity to present your research at the world’s largest platform for DFT developers and users.


SQUARE Convention Centre
Brussels, Belgium


Sunday to Friday
Aug 28 to Sept 2, 2022

In view of the capacity of the rooms at the conference venue, the maximum number of participants is 240.

Please register in time to avoid missing the opportunity to experience the leading DFT conference in person.


The organizing committee of DFT 2022 is carefully monitoring the pandemic and as soon as any changes occur in the situation, the conference website will be updated. For the moment, we remain optimistic to organize a close to “normal” conference in the summer of this year.

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Scientific Themes

Bringing together researchers working on the development and applications of density functional theory methods.

The scientific schedule includes plenary talks, invited talks, contributed talks, and poster sessions. Topics to be covered in the meeting include:

  • New fundamental developments in density functional theory
  • New developments for exchange-correlation functionals
  • Time-dependent and real-time density functional theory
  • Chemical concepts and conceptual DFT
  • DFT and machine learning
  • Applications of DFT in chemistry, condensed matter physics and materials science

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Our Plenary Speakers

10 plenary lectures showcasing the current state-of-the-art in the field of Density Functional Theory (DFT) and its time-dependent extension (TD-DFT): new density functional approximations and cutting-edge applications.


SQUARE Brussels Convention Centre -
Mont des Arts, B-1000 Brussels

Situated on the imposing Mont des Arts with a broad vista over Brussels, SQUARE sits in the historical and cultural heart of the city, very close to the Central Train Station and the iconic Grand Place. There are plenty of hotels and restaurants at its doorstep.

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