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Water and Aqueous Solutions (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

Studying Water Properties at Multiple Time and Length Scales


July 30-31, 2016


Holderness School
Holderness, NH


Sebastian Busch & Jana Hladilkova

Meeting Description

The Gordon Research Seminar on Water and Aqueous Solutions 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.

This meeting aims to embrace the importance of water from several aspects, involving a broad variety of experimental and simulation techniques, including coarse-grained simulations, which allow much longer time scales and thus comparison with experimentally observed phenomena. Beside the basic properties of water, the influence of water on biological systems will be in focus of the scientific discussions. In addition, a panel discussion with the topic of a work-life balance will be held in order to identify and minimize difficulties in the early stage of a scientific carrier.

Related Meeting

This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Water and Aqueous Solutions" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.


Final Meeting Program

2:00 pm - 5:00 pmArrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:45 pm - 4:30 pmKeynote Session: Experimental Techniques
Discussion Leader: Sebastian Busch (German Engineering Materials Science Centre (GEMS), Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ), Germany)
3:45 pm - 4:25 pmDor Ben-Amotz (Purdue University, USA)
"Experimental Techniques for Probing of Water and Aqueous Solutions"
4:25 pm - 4:30 pmDiscussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmBiological Water
Discussion Leader: Isaak Unger (Uppsala University, Sweden)
7:30 pm - 7:45 pmPavel Jungwirth (Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic)
"Biological Water: Myths and Reality"
7:45 pm - 7:50 pmDiscussion
7:50 pm - 8:05 pmElise Duboue-Dijon (IOCB, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic)
"Water Dynamics in Biomolecular Hydration Shells: A Jump Model Approach"
8:05 pm - 8:10 pmDiscussion
8:10 pm - 8:25 pmKonrad Meister (FOM Instiute AMOLF, The Netherlands)
"The Remarkable Hydration Shell of Antifreeze Proteins"
8:25 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 8:45 pmEva Pluharova (École Normale Supérieure, France)
"Theoretical Study of the Role of Water in Enzyme Catalysis"
8:45 pm - 8:50 pmDiscussion
8:50 pm - 9:05 pmGrayson Jackson (University of Minnesota Twin Cities, USA)
"Counterion-Dependent Water Dynamics in Nanopores of Surfactant Lyotropic Liquid Crystals"
9:05 pm - 9:10 pmDiscussion
9:10 pm - 9:25 pmSai Krishna Reddy Adapa (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India)
"Understanding the Adsorption of Monovalent (Na+, Rb+) and Divalent (Mg2+, Sr2+) Cations at Muscovite Mica - Aqueous Solution Interface: Molecular Dynamics Simulation Study"
9:25 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amWater Properties at Multiple Time and Length Scales
Discussion Leader: Wenjun Xie (Peking University, China)
9:00 am - 9:15 amOndrej Marsalek (Stanford University, USA)
"Accurate Structure and Dynamics of Water and Concentrated Aqueous Proton Defects: The Interplay of Nuclear and Electronic Quantum Effects"
9:15 am - 9:20 amDiscussion
9:20 am - 9:35 amMarvin Pohl (Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Germany)
"Intermolecular Proton and Electron Transfer in Aqueous Solution"
9:35 am - 9:40 amDiscussion
9:40 am - 9:55 amClemens Moritz (University of Vienna, Austria)
"Pressure-Induced Bulk-Melting in Water Ice"
9:55 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:15 amShannon Pattenaude (Purdue University, USA)
"Clathrate-Like Hydrophobic Hydration"
10:15 am - 10:20 amDiscussion
10:20 am - 10:35 amYuqing Qiu (University of Utah, USA)
"Effect of Static and Dynamic Mismatch in the Heterogeneous Nucleation of Ice"
10:35 am - 10:40 amDiscussion
10:40 am - 10:55 amHallie Boyer (University of Minnesota, USA)
"Surface Tension of Atmospheric Aqueous Aerosols Using Statistical Mechanical Modeling and Biphasic Microfluidic Tensiometry"
10:55 am - 11:00 amDiscussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session

Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmMentorship Component: How to Survive Science
Discussion Leader: Eva Pluharova (École Normale Supérieure, France)
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmPanel Discussion
"Work-Life Balance / How to Make an Editor Happy"
  • Dor Ben-Amotz (Purdue University, USA)
  • Pavel Jungwirth (Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic)
  • Nancy Levinger (Colorado State University, USA)
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmSeminar Concludes
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