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Chemistry and Physics of Liquids (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

Molecular Origins of Macroscopic Phenomena


August 5-6, 2017


Holderness School
Holderness, NH


Steven E. Strong & Richard C. Remsing

Meeting Description

The Gordon Research Seminar on the Chemistry and Physics Liquids of 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 will explore the connection between molecular interactions and emergent properties in liquid phase systems. An interdisciplinary selection of speakers will discuss a variety of topics, including but not limited to glasses, water, ionic liquids, and their interfaces, with contributions from theory, simulation, and experiment.

Related Meeting

This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Chemistry and Physics of Liquids" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.


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: Frontiers in the Theory of Liquids
Discussion Leader: Harshad Pathak (Stockholm University, Sweden)
3:45 pm - 4:15 pmPhillip Geissler (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
"Lessons from Liquids, and Their Value at the Frontiers of Molecular Science"
4:15 pm - 4:30 pmDiscussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmHydration and Water
Discussion Leader: Clara-Magdalena Saak (Uppsala University, Sweden)
7:30 pm - 7:45 pmTimothy Duignan (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)
"Single Ion Solvation Free Energies with Ab Initio Molecular Dynamics"
7:45 pm - 7:55 pmDiscussion
7:55 pm - 8:10 pmYamila Anahi Perez Sirkin (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina)
"Modeling the Vapor Pressure of Water Solutions: From Bulk to Nano-Droplets"
8:10 pm - 8:20 pmDiscussion
8:20 pm - 8:35 pmClemens Richter (Leibniz Institute of Surface Modification, Germany)
"Non-Local Autoionization Processes in Aqueous Solutions and Solvent Clusters"
8:35 pm - 8:45 pmDiscussion
8:45 pm - 9:00 pmJan Schaefer (Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany)
"Monitoring Interfacial Ionic Strength in Real Time: The Impact of Dissolution at the Silica/Water Interface"
9:00 pm - 9:10 pmDiscussion
9:10 pm - 9:25 pmSucheol Shin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
"Three-Body Molecular Interactions Mediate the Polarization and Polarizability of the Liquid Water-Vapor Interface"
9:25 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amBiomolecules, Glasses, and Ionic Liquids
Discussion Leader: Yensil Park (The Ohio State University, USA)
9:00 am - 9:15 amMadeleine Beasley (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
"How Increasing Side Chain Length Affects Stable Glass Forming Ability: Vapor-Deposited Glasses of a Series of Organic Phosphates"
9:15 am - 9:25 amDiscussion
9:25 am - 9:40 amSampreeti Jena (University of Minnesota, USA)
"Effects of High DMSO Concentrations in Freeze Concentrate Used for Protein Vitrification Solutions"
9:40 am - 9:50 amDiscussion
9:50 am - 10:05 amNicholas Ludwig (University of Chicago, USA)
"Charge Dense Liquids and an Old Model in a New Light"
10:05 am - 10:15 amDiscussion
10:15 am - 10:30 amSamuel Niblett (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
"New Insights into the Pinned Glass Transition from an Energy Landscapes Approach"
10:30 am - 10:40 amDiscussion
10:40 am - 10:55 amDylan Suvlu (University of Maine, USA)
"Entropy Effects and Solvent-Mediated Interactions in the Helix-Coil Transition in Nanotubes"
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: Career Panel
Discussion Leader: Robert Seidel (Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Germany)
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmPanel Discussion
"Careers in Science"
  • Ellen Backus (Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany)
  • Nancy Levinger (Colorado State University, USA)
  • Jaime Stearns (Air Force Research Laboratory, USA)
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmSeminar Concludes
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