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Liquids, Chemistry & Physics of
Gordon Research Conference

Liquids in Action: Fundamentals and Applications

Dates

August 6-11, 2017

Location

Holderness School
Holderness, NH Site Information

Organizers

Chair:
Bruce D. Kay

Vice Chair:
Valeria Molinero

Application Deadline

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by July 9, 2017. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.

Meeting Description

Liquids are pervasive in both natural and engineered environments and central to important applications in such diverse areas as biophysics, catalysis, electrochemistry, separations science, and energy storage and utilization. The Gordon Conference on the Chemistry and Physics of Liquids is the premier meeting in the field, and has been held biennially since 1957. The conference has a rich history of bringing together a mix of experimental, theoretical, and computational scientists working at the interface between chemistry and physics to address current issues and outstanding questions in both the fundamentals and applications of liquids. While liquids research has answered a number of fundamental questions, it has generated many more and often more interesting ones clearly illustrating the vibrant and dynamic nature of this exciting and evolving field.

The 2017 conference will feature sessions that highlight recent advances in glassy dynamics, self-assembly, ionic liquids, phase transitions, complex fluids, interfaces and confinement, solvation, active matter, and biomolecular and nanoscale systems. In keeping with the tradition of prior meetings this conference will feature presentation of unpublished results by leading scientists and opportunities for all participants to present their work at the poster sessions. The conference will be preceded by a two-day Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) comprised of young investigators (graduate students and postdocs) who are strongly encouraged to also attend the GRC. Four short oral presentations will be given by young investigators selected from the posters presented at the GRS and GRC. The format of the GRS/GRC provides an ideal opportunity for scientists of all ages and disciplines to get to know each other, discuss their research, and establish fruitful future collaborations.

Related Meeting

This GRC will be held in conjunction with the "Liquids, Chemistry & Physics of" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS). Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRS in addition to an application for the GRC. Refer to the associated GRS program page for more information.

Contributors

Meeting Program

Sunday
2:00 pm - 9:00 pmArrival and Check-in
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:40 pm - 9:30 pmIonic Liquids
Discussion Leader: Jaime Stearns (Air Force Research Laboratory, USA)
7:40 pm - 8:20 pmJames Wishart (Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA)
"Solvation Dynamics and Reactivity of Pre-Solvated Electrons in Ionic Liquids"
8:20 pm - 8:35 pmDiscussion
8:35 pm - 9:15 pmClaudio Margulis (University of Iowa, USA)
"Structure and Dynamics of Room-Temperature Ionic-Liquids"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Monday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:30 amGroup Photo
9:00 am - 12:30 pmLiquids at Interfaces and in Confinement
Discussion Leader: Alenka Luzar (Virginia Commonwealth University, USA)
9:00 am - 9:40 amAmish Patel (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
"Understanding and Characterizing How Nano-Structured Surfaces Perturb Water Structure: Applications to Materials Design and Protein Interaction Prediction"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:30 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amEllen Backus (Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany)
"Surface Melting of Ice"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmAdam Willard (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
"Using Water's Interfacial Molecular Structure to Reveal the Details of Solute-Water Interactions"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
3:00 pm - 4:00 pmPower Hour
The GRC Power Hour is an optional informal gathering open to all meeting participants. It is designed to help address the challenges women face in science and support the professional growth of women in our communities by providing an open forum for discussion and mentoring.
Organizers: Valeria Molinero (University of Utah, USA) and Nancy Levinger (Colorado State University, USA)
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmSelf-Assembly
Discussion Leader: Michael Grünwald (University of Utah, USA)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmMonica Olvera de la Cruz (Northwestern University, USA)
"Nanoparticle Assembly in Electrolytes"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmFernando Escobedo (Cornell University, USA)
"Toward a Metallurgy of Nanoparticles wih Anisotropic Shapes: Engineering the Self-Assembly of Binary Mixtures"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Tuesday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmSolvation and Dynamics
Discussion Leader: Styliani Constas (University of Western Ontario, Canada)
9:00 am - 9:40 amSean Garrett-Roe (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
"Ultrafast Vibrational Spectroscopy of Ionic Liquids: From Carbon Capture to Energy Storage"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:30 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amRichard Stratt (Brown University, USA)
"Order in Disordered Phases? Isotropic Liquid Crystals and Supercooled Liquids"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmJohn King (Institute for Basic Science, South Korea)
"Diffusion at Nanoscopic Length Scales in Polyelectrolyte Coacervates"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmBiomolecular Systems
Discussion Leader: Susan Rempe (Sandia National Laboratories, USA)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmPeter Woylnes (Rice University, USA)
"Breaking and Building with Energy Landscapes"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmSarah Veatch (University of Michigan, USA)
"Phases and Fluctuations in Biological Membranes"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Wednesday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmGlasses and Supercooled Liquids
Discussion Leader: Mark Ediger (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
9:00 am - 9:40 amLudovic Berthier (Universite de Montpellier, France)
"Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Computer Simulations of Supercooled Liquids Below the Experimental Glass Temperature"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:30 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amRanko Richert (Arizona State University, USA)
"Dynamics of Supercooled Liquids: Electric Field as a Variable"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmAndrea Liu (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
"What Structure Tells Us About Dynamics in Glasses and Glassy Liquids"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:00 pm - 7:30 pmBusiness Meeting
Nominations for the Next Vice Chair; Fill in Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss Future Site and Scheduling Preferences; Election of the Next Vice Chair
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmPhase Transitions
Discussion Leader: Jeremy Palmer (University of Houston, USA)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmLivia Bove (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
"Dynamics of Compressed Water: From a Complex Liquid to a Plastic Crystal"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmChristiane Alba-Simionesco (CNRS, France)
"Supercooled Hydrogen Bonded Liquids: From Self Association of Pure Components to Nano Segregation in Solution"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Thursday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmComplex Liquids and Active Matter
Discussion Leader: Aparna Baskaran (Brandeis University, USA)
9:00 am - 9:40 amPaul Chaikin (New York University, USA)
"Active Fluids: Hydrodynamics with Colloidal Swimmers, Spinners and Rollers"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:30 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amM. Cristina Marchetti (Syracuse University, USA)
"Dynamics and Topology in Active Liquid Crystals"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmKenneth Schweizer (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
"Emergent Slow Dynamics in Quiescent and Driven Entangled (Bio)Polymer Liquids"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmKeynote Session: The Birth of Modern Liquid-State Science / Young Investigator Presentations
Discussion Leader: Phillip Geissler (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmShort Talk Selected from Poster Abstracts
7:40 pm - 7:45 pmDiscussion
7:45 pm - 7:55 pmShort Talk Selected from Poster Abstracts
7:55 pm - 8:00 pmDiscussion
8:00 pm - 8:10 pmShort Talk Selected from Poster Abstracts
8:10 pm - 8:15 pmDiscussion
8:15 pm - 8:25 pmShort Talk Selected from Poster Abstracts
8:25 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmJohn Weeks (University of Maryland, USA)
"The Birth of Modern Liquid-State Science and the Continuing Impact of van der Waals"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Friday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDeparture
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