The Gordon Research Seminar on Molecular Interactions and Dynamics is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.
In keeping with the traditions of both the Atomic and Molecular Interactions and the Molecular Energy Transfer Gordon Research Conferences, this seminar encompasses areas of fundamental research in chemical physics, focusing on gas and condensed phases, interfaces, and the application of fundamental ideas to practical chemical fields. There is a strong mix of theoretical and experimental research, facilitating networking and future collaborations.
This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Molecular Interactions & Dynamics" Gordon Research Conference (GRC)
. Refer to the associated GRC program page
for more information.
The conference also gratefully acknowledges a contribution from Dean and Cindi Guyer.
Final Meeting Program
|2:00 pm - 5:00 pm||Arrival and Check-in|
|3:30 pm - 3:45 pm||Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair|
|3:45 pm - 4:30 pm||Keynote Session: Interactions Between Experiment and Theory|
|Discussion Leader: Mark Shapero (University of California, Berkeley, USA)|
|3:45 pm - 3:50 pm||Introduction by Discussion Leader|
|3:50 pm - 4:20 pm||Anne McCoy (University of Washington, USA)|
"Working at the Crossroads Between Experiment and Theory: Reflections on Conferences, Collaborating and My Career in Chemistry"
|4:20 pm - 4:30 pm||Discussion|
|4:30 pm - 6:00 pm||Poster Session|
|7:30 pm - 9:30 pm||Biomolecules and
|Discussion Leader: Marissa Weichman (University of California, Berkeley, USA)|
|7:30 pm - 7:40 pm||Introduction by Discussion Leader|
|7:40 pm - 7:55 pm||James Davies (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)|
"Molecular Mobility and Interfacial Chemistry in Aerosol"
|7:55 pm - 8:00 pm||Discussion|
|8:00 pm - 8:15 pm||Andrew Deblase (Purdue University, USA)|
"Conformation-Specific IR and UV Spectroscopy of Cold [YAPAA+H]+ Ions: A Stereochemical 'Twist' on the Type II Prime Beta Turn"
|8:15 pm - 8:20 pm||Discussion|
|8:20 pm - 8:35 pm||David Herlihy (University of California, Berkeley, USA)|
"Direct Observation of the Oxyl Radical of Photocatalytic Water Oxidation"
|8:35 pm - 8:40 pm||Discussion|
|8:40 pm - 8:55 pm||Barak Hirshberg (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)|
"Quantum Vibrational Spectroscopy of Amino Acids Using Classical Separable Potentials"
|8:55 pm - 9:00 pm||Discussion|
|9:00 pm - 9:15 pm||Simon Purcell (Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom)|
"Use of Reactive O Atom Scattering to Study the Surface Structure of Ionic Liquids"
|9:15 pm - 9:20 pm||Discussion|
|9:20 pm - 9:30 pm||General Discussion|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 11:00 am||Chemical Interactions
|Discussion Leader: Sarah King (Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Germany)|
|9:00 am - 9:10 am||Introduction by Discussion Leader|
|9:10 am - 9:25 am||Rebecca Ingle (University of Bristol, United Kingdom)|
"Structure or Dynamics: What Drives Photoproduct Branching at Conical Intersections?"
|9:25 am - 9:30 am||Discussion|
|9:30 am - 9:45 am||Philip Shushkov (University of Bonn, Germany)|
"An Approximate and Analytical Density Functional Method for Large Systems"
|9:45 am - 9:50 am||Discussion|
|9:50 am - 10:05 am||Kristen Zuraski (University of Southern California, USA)|
"Imaging Studies of Small HCl and H2O Mixed Clusters"
|10:05 am - 10:10 am||Discussion|
|10:10 am - 10:25 am||John Otto (The University of Chicago, USA)|
"Two Dimensional Electronic Spectroscopy of Cavitand Molecular Switch Reveals Dynamics that Limit FRET Efficiency"
|10:25 am - 10:30 am||Discussion|
|10:30 am - 10:45 am||Wyatt Merrill (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)|
"Dynamics, Trends, and Quantum Yields for CHBrCl2 Photodissociation"
|10:45 am - 10:50 am||Discussion|
|10:50 am - 11:00 am||General Discussion|
|11:00 am - 12:30 pm||Poster Session|
|Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Mentorship Component: Career Panel|
|Discussion Leader: Olga Gorlova (Yale University, USA)|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Panel Discussion|
|"Exploring Various Career Pathways for Upcoming Science Professionals"|
- Anne McCoy (University of Washington, USA)
- David Osborn (Sandia National Laboratories, USA)
- Gary Weddle (Fairfield University, USA)
- Tara Yacovitch (Aerodyne Research, Inc., USA)
|2:30 pm - 3:00 pm||Evaluation Period|
|Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms|
|3:00 pm||Seminar Concludes|
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