Call for Nominations: 2024 Nick Besley Award

December 4th, 2023

Nick Beseley

Q-Chem is now accepting nominations for the 2024 Nick Besley Award!

This annual award recognizes excellence in the development or application of new methods for computational spectroscopy in the Q-Chem open-teamware community project. It includes a certificate and a $500 prize, as well as an invitation to give a Q-Chem webinar on the recipient's work. The award commemorates the contributions of Prof. Nick Besley, who is remembered for his multi-faceted contributions to excited-state theory and methodology, with particular emphasis on the prediction and rationalization of X-ray spectra.

Any member of the Q-Chem community of developers and users is eligible for nomination. For more information about eligibility and selection criteria, please visit

Nominations should be sent to with the subject "Besley Award Nomination" by January 15, 2024. The award winner will be announced soon thereafter. Thank you in advance for your support of this program through your nominations!