SOCIETY OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
The idea of forming the Society of Physical Chemistry (SoPhyC) was conceived with the aim of bringing together the experimental and theoretical physical chemists of both India and the world under one umbrella. Despite the need voiced by many of the practitioners, especially the younger students and colleagues, India did not have a forum exclusively dedicated to the realm of Physical Chemistry, although such platforms existed for a long time for organic, inorganic and materials chemistry. Hence to cross-fertilize ideas, discuss new research findings, keep abreast among the ever-changing research developments, SoPhyC aims at providing the much-needed platform that all physical chemists need and desire.
The stated goal of the society, thus, is to augment the activities pertaining to all forms of physical chemistry through discussion meetings and conferences, both in-person and online, exchange of views through establishment of preprint libraries, meetings of local chapters and mentoring of young students and faculty by reaching out to local schools and colleges.
It is towards this goal that SoPhyC is organizing its first conference during 29-31 October 2023 at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, India. We hope that the conference will act as a catalyst to invigorate Physical Chemistry through interactions and discussions. The Organizing Committee looks forward to welcoming participants to the picturesque campus of IIT Kanpur.