I am very happy to invite you to the 24th IUPAC International Conference on Physical Organic Chemistry (ICPOC 24), to be held in Faro, Portugal, from 1 to 6 July 2018.
Since their start, in 1972, ICPOC conferences have been the leading international gatherings on Physical Organic Chemistry.
Traditionally, Physical Organic Chemistry relates molecular structure to chemical behaviour, by means of the study of structure, reactivity, mechanism and equilibrium in organic systems, aiming at the quantitative, molecular level understanding of their properties. Nowadays, physical organic chemistry encompasses a much wider range of contexts, extending into materials science, biology and systems chemistry.
This comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach plays a pivotal role in the development of chemical sciences, expanding their boundaries, and reflects on the vibrant and enlightening scientific discussions usually held in ICPOC meetings.
The venue of the conference, Faro, is the main city of Algarve. Not far from Faro, near the southwesternmost point of continental Europe, lies Sagres, a sacred promontory to the Romans. It was in Sagres that, legendarily, prince Henry the Navigator dreamed and planned the Portuguese discoveries in the 15th century, searching for the unknown while expanding frontiers, in the quest to discovering a sea route to India. In Portugal, we could not think of a better place to organise ICPOC 24.
Together with an outstanding scientific program, you will be exposed to the colours, flavours, tastes, history and traditions of Portugal.
Please register, and come to ICPOC24, in Faro, Portugal, next July.