Call For Nominations: 2023 Nick Besley Award

October 17th, 2022

We are now accepting nomination submissions for the 2023 Nick Besley Award. This award was established to recognize excellence in the development or application of new methods for computational spectroscopy in the Q-Chem open-teamware community project. The award, which is given annually, includes a certificate and a $500 prize. It commemorates the contributions of Prof. Nick Besley, who is remembered for his multi-faceted contributions to electronic excited-state theory and methodology, with particular application to the prediction and rationalization of X-ray spectra.

For more information about eligibility and selection criteria, please visit  Nominations should be sent to with the subject "Besley Award Nomination" by December 31, 2022. The award winner will be announced soon thereafter, with the intention of recognizing the winner with a reception at an event or conference later next year.

Thank you in advance for your support of this program through your nominations.