Francesco Evangelista awarded 2020 medal by the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Sciences

Francesco Evangelista, associate professor of chemistry, has been chosen as the 2020 recipient of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Sciences medal.

The IAQMS is the leading international organization for the development and application of quantum theory for chemistry and chemical physics. This prestigious medal is given annually “to a young member of the scientific community who has distinguished himself [or herself] by a pioneering and important contribution.” Evangelista was chosen based on “significant contributions to multireference coupled cluster methods, the driven similarity renormalization group approach, adaptive configuration interaction, and quantum computing.” 

To date, the medal has been awarded to 50 notable theorists such as Roald Hoffmann, Keiji Morokuma, Emily Carter and Sharon Hammes-Schiffer.