International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science
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International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science

The International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science (IAQMS) is an international scientific learned society covering all applications of quantum theory to chemistry and chemical physics. It was created in Menton in 1967. The founding members were Raymond Daudel, Per-Olov Löwdin, Robert G. Parr, John Pople and Bernard Pullman. Its foundation was supported by Louis de Broglie.[1]

Originally the Academy had 25 regular members under 65 years of age. This was later raised to 30, and then to 35. There is no limit on the number of members over 65 years of age. The members are "chosen among the scientists of all countries who have distinguished themselves by the value of their scientific work, their role of pioneer or leader of a school in the broad field of quantum chemistry, i.e. the application of quantum mechanics to the study of molecules and macromolecules".[2] The Academy presently consists of 90 members (as of 2006). The Academy organizes the International Congress of Quantum Chemistry every three years.

The academy awards a medal to a young member of the scientific community who has distinguished himself or herself by a pioneering and important contribution. The award has been made every year since 1967.[3]


Year Member
R. Daudel
B. Pullman
P. O. Löwdin
A. Pullman
R. G. Parr
1997-2000 J. A. Pople
K. Morokuma
2006-2009 S. Peyerimhoff
2009-2012 P. Pyykkö
J. Michl



Deceased members


  1. ^ Piecuch, Piotr; Maruani, Jean; Delgado-Barrio, Gerardo; Wilson, Stephen (2009). Advances in the Theory of Atomic and Molecular Systems: Conceptual and Computational Advances in Quantum Chemistry (illustrated ed.). Springer Science & Business Media. p. 4. ISBN 978-90-481-2596-8. Extract of page 4
  2. ^ a b History of IAQMS Accessed March 2, 2010
  3. ^ IAQMS awards Assessed March 2, 2010

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