Professor elected to prestigious international academic society
28 June 2018
Professor Peter Knowles has been elected to the prestigious International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science (IAQMS).
IAQMS was founded in Menton, France in 1967 under the inspiration and with the support of Louis de Broglie to provide a forum for international collaboration in research in the broad field of quantum molecular science. The Academy organises a series of International Congresses in Quantum Chemistry, and awards an annual medal to an outstanding young researcher. The 166 scientists elected to its membership since foundation include 8 Nobel laureates.
Members of the Academy are chosen from the scientists of all countries across the range of quantum molecular sciences. Knowles, who is Professor of Theoretical Chemistry at Cardiff University, carries out research in the theory and computation of the electronic structure of molecules. He has contributed to the invention of many of the computational methods that have transformed chemistry, and is a principal author of the Molpro software that is used widely in academia and industry.
Professor Damien Murphy, Head of the School of Chemistry, said “This is a great testament and acknowledgement from the international quantum molecular science community on the outstanding scientific contributions that Peter has made to the field. On behalf of the School, congratulations to Peter on receiving this honour”.