Del Mar Photonics supports the Graduate Research Seminar on Molecular Energy Transfer.
The Graduate Research Seminar on Molecular Energy Transfer is scheduled to
take place January 17–18, 2009, at the Four Points Sheraton/Holiday Inn Express
hotel, Ventura, California, USA, immediately preceding the Gordon Research
Conference on the same topic. This two-day format is designed specifically to
establish connections among the young conferees and promote their full
participation in the main part of the Gordon Conference.
For more information, please go to http://www-rcf.usc.edu/~krylov/grcomet2009/
Brief information is cited below.
Gordon Research Conference on Molecular Energy Transfer
Apply for the Gordon Research Conference (Deadline: December 28, 2008).
The meeting will take place January 18–23, 2009 at the Four Points Sheraton Harbortown, Ventura. The hotel is nestled in the Ventura Harbor on 17 acres of prime coastal land along California's Gold Coast and in the heart of the Santa Barbara Wine Country. Less than an hour north of Los Angeles and less than 30 minutes south of Santa Barbara, the location offers with marvelous views, horse back riding, golfing, glider riding, hiking, boating and fishing. Driving directions.
Millard Alexander (University of Maryland, College Park)
Joel Bowman (Emory University)
Steve Bradforth (University of Southern California)
Pierro Casavecchia (Università di Perugia, Italy)
Robert Continetti (University of Califonia, San Diego)
Bob Field (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
George Flynn (Columbia University, New York)
Benny Gerber (Hebrew University Jerusalem)
Wei Kong (Oregon State University)
Kevin Lehmann (University of Virginia)
Kopin Liu (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
David Nesbitt (University of Colorado, Boulder)
Hanna Reisler (University of Southern California)
Andrei Sanov (University of Arizona)
George Schatz (Northwestern University)
Reinhard Schinke (Max-Planck-Institut für Dynamik und Selbstorganisation, Germany)
David Sherrill (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Albert Stolow (Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences, NRC, Canada)
Arthur Suits (Wayne State University)
Arthur Utz (Tufts University)
Curt Wittig (University of Southern California)
David Yarkony (Johns Hopkins University)
Ara Apkarian (University of California, Irvine)
Mark Johnson (Yale University)
Ken Jordan (University of Pittsburgh)
Marsha Lester (University of Pennsylvania)
Carl Lineberger (University of Colorado, Boulder)
Anne McCoy (Ohio State University)
David Perry (University of Akron)
Scott Reid (Marquette Unviversity)
Alec Wodtke (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Alexander V. Benderskii (Wayne State University)
Dan Neumark (University of California, Berkeley)
Understanding the flow of energy within and between molecules is essential to the development of a fundamental understanding of the nature of all chemical processes. Furthermore, the deepest understanding can be achieved when phenomena are dealt with at the molecular level, connecting quantum-state, time-resolved and other modern methods of experimentation to ab initio theoretical study. The Gordon Research Conference on Molecular Energy Transfer will bring scientists together concerned with a wide variety of interests spanning chemistry, physics and biology, yet unified by the idea that developing a molecular picture of chemical dynamics is a central goal of their endeavors. An important aspect of this field is the fact that nearly every forefront topic of inquiry is well represented by experimental and theoretical advances. Topics of interest to this community are remarkably diverse, as the emphasis on deriving fundamental understanding often leads to insights in real world phenomena or even development of novel technologies.
The Gordon–Kenan Graduate Research Seminar (GRS) on Molecular Energy Transfer will bring together students and postdoctoral researchers who study energy transfer phenomena on atomic and molecular level. The meeting is scheduled to take place January 17–18, 2009, at the Four Points Sheraton/Holiday Inn Express hotel, Ventura, California, USA, immediately preceding the Gordon Research Conference on Molecular Energy Transfer. This two-day format is designed specifically to establish connections among the young conferees and promote their full participation in the main part of the Gordon Conference.
The GRS offers an exciting opportunity for young investigators in this field to get to know each other and interact on their own level in an informal atmosphere. Graduate students and postdocs will be able to share the practical experiences behind their achievements, as well as discuss the frontiers of their science. Attendees will also benefit from mentoring by established scientists, who will lead discussions and provide valuable comments.
The meeting will feature approximately ten talks and two poster sessions. If you wish to be considered for an oral or poster presentation, please submit a one-page research abstract along with your application no later than October 15, 2008. All applicants are strongly encouraged to take part in the GRC on Molecular Energy Transfer, which starts right after the Graduate Research Seminar. Please be advised that application for the GRS and the GRC are two separate processes.
The organizing committee is currently working on securing funds to offset the cost of participation in the GRS and GRC for graduate students and postdocs.
To apply, follow instructions on the official GRS website.
To participate in GRCOMET-09, follow instructions on the official GRC website.
In keeping with the tradition of this meeting, which alternates between the MET Gordon Conference in the US and the COMET meeting in Europe, we are organizing sessions to cover all areas of molecular energy transfer. These include:
Sun, Jan 18 (Evening). Molecular energy transfer: New horizons.
Mon, Jan 19 (Morning). Imaging and unimolecular reactions.
Mon, Jan 19 (Afternoon). Photodissociation.
Tue, Jan 20 (Morning). Clusters and the condensed phase.
Tue, Jan 20 (Afternoon). Spectroscopy and molecular energy transfer.
Wed, Jan 21 (Morning). MET in coupled electron–nuclear dynamics.
Wed, Jan 21 (Afternoon). MET in radical reactions.
Thu, Jan 22 (Morning). MET in condensed phase, interfaces, and materials.
Thu, Jan 22 (Afternoon). Spin, quantum mechanics, and the Universe.
Information will be updated on this site as it becomes available. Any questions about the meeting, please contact one of the co-chairs:
H. Floyd Davis
Professor of Chemistry
Anna I. Krylov
Professor of Chemistry
University of Southern California