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 15 invited lectures by internationally renowned speakers, presenting the current state-of-the-art in the field. In addition, a total of 33 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

Online registration is now CLOSED. On-site registration will NOT be available.


For the latest updates on Covid-19 in Belgium, please visit https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/

The safety of our participants and staff is of course a top priority; we are in direct contact with the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

The organizers strongly encourage the wearing of face masks inside the conference venue.

If you test positive for Covid-19 or develop symptoms associated with this disease, please refrain from attending the event or leave immediately.

If you need to be tested for Covid-19 during your stay, please click here.

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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