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Photoionization & Photodetachment
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Meeting Cycle

24 Months

Conference Description

This conference brings together scientists interested in a range of basic phenomena linked to the ejection of electrons from atoms and molecules by absorption of light. Photoionization is the main interaction between sunlight and the outer atmospheres of the Earth and other planets; it is implicated in the formation and destruction of molecules in astrophysical and plasma environments and technologically in the operation of lasers and many advanced analytical techniques. Photodetachment studies of negative ions can also yield unique insights into the energetics and dynamics of transient neutral species. The scope of the meeting has traditionally spanned the range of phenomena from atomic physics to biological and analytical applications.

What is a GRC? Gordon Research Conferences (GRC) are 5-day meetings that bring scientists together from around the world to present and discuss unpublished research with other leaders in their field.

Related Conference

This Gordon Research Conference (GRC) series is related to the "Photoionization & Photodetachment" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) series. Although a related GRS will typically be scheduled in conjunction with its parent GRC each time it meets, that may not always be the case. Refer to the individual meetings in the Meeting History section below for more details. For more information about the associated Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) series, click here.

What is a GRS? Gordon Research Seminars (GRS) are 2-day meetings that bring graduate students and post-docs together to discuss their cutting edge research among peers and mentors. Each GRS immediately precedes an associated Gordon Research Conference (GRC), and topics addressed at the GRS relate closely to the GRC.

Meeting History

YearMeeting NameDatesConference SiteChair(s)
2018 Photoionization & Photodetachment
From Attoseconds to Nanoseconds, the Chemistry and Physics of Electrons, Atoms, Molecules, and Light
Feb 18-23 Hotel Galvez Stephen T. Pratt
2016 Photoionization & Photodetachment
Emerging Techniques for the Study of the Ejection of Photoelectrons as Probes of Dynamics, and Their Application to Exotic Systems in the Gas and Condensed Phases
Feb 7-12 Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Katharine L. Reid
2014 Photoionization & Photodetachment
Probing Electronic and Nuclear Dynamics
Feb 23-28 Hotel Galvez Robert R. Lucchese
2012 Photoions, Photoionization & Photodetachment Feb 12-17 Hotel Galvez Danielle Dowek
2010 Photoions, Photoionization & Photodetachment Jan 31 - Feb 5 Hotel Galvez Albert Stolow
2008 Photoions, Photoionization & Photodetachment Jan 27 - Feb 1 Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Klaus Muller-Dethlefs
2006 Photoions, Photoionization & Photodetachment Jan 29 - Feb 3 Santa Ynez Valley Marriott Robert E. Continetti
2003 Photoions, Photoionization & Photodetachment Sep 21-26 The Queen's College John H D. Eland
2001 Photoions, Photoionization & Photodetachment Jul 8-13 Williams College Mark A. Johnson
1999 Photoions, Photoionization & Photodetachment Jul 18-23 Plymouth State College Erwin D. Poliakoff
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