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Molecular Energy Transfer
January 13-18, 2013
Ventura Beach Marriott
Ventura, CA
Chair:
Scott A. Reid

Vice Chair:
David Sherrill

The 2013 Molecular Energy Transfer (MET) Gordon Conference will bring together scientists in a wide variety of areas of chemistry, chemical biology, and physics, unified by the goal of understanding energy flow and transport within and between molecules, which is essential to the development of a fundamental understanding of the nature of all chemical processes. The deepest understanding can be achieved when phenomena are studied at the molecular level, and modern methods of experimentation are connected to ab initio theory. An important aspect of the field is that nearly every forefront topic of inquiry is well-represented by both experimental and theoretical advances. Topics of interest are remarkably diverse, as the emphasis on deriving fundamental understanding often leads to insights in real-world phenomena or even to the development of novel technologies.

In keeping with the tradition of this meeting, which alternates between the MET Gordon Conference in the US and the COMET meeting in Europe, sessions will cover all areas of molecular energy transfer, with 10 sessions of talks and poster sessions covering the areas of :

  • Energy Transfer in Inelastic and Reactive Scattering
  • Energy Transfer in Photoinitiated and Unimolecular Reactions
  • Non-adiabatic Effects in Energy Transfer
  • Energy Transfer at Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Energy Transfer in Clusters, Droplets, and Aerosols
  • Energy Transfer in Solution and Solid
  • Energy Transfer in Complex Systems
  • Energy Transfer: New vistas and horizons
  • Molecular Energy Transfer: Where Have We Been and Where are We Going?

For more information, contact the Chair (Scott Reid) or Vice-Chair (David Sherrill).


Contributors

SUNDAY
4:00 pm - 8:00 pmArrival and Check-in
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:40 pm - 9:10 pmEnergy Transfer in Complex Systems
7:40 pm - 7:50 pmDiscussion Leader: Christine Aiken (Kansas State University)
7:50 pm - 8:20 pmJohn Herbert (Ohio State University)
"Fragmentation methods for high accuracy ab initio calculations in large clusters and macromolecules"
8:20 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:00 pmTimothy Schmidt (University of Sydney)
"Photon management through molecular energy transfer"
9:00 pm - 9:10 pmDiscussion
MONDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmNonadiabatic Effects in Energy Transfer
9:00 am - 9:10 amDiscussion Leader: Richard Dawes (Missouri University of Science and Technology)
9:10 am - 9:40 amMillard Alexander (University of Maryland)
"Collisional electronic quenching of OH"
9:40 am - 9:50 amDiscussion
9:50 am - 10:20 amJingsong Zhang (University of California-Riverside)
"Nonadiabatic dynamics in photodissociation of open-shell species"
10:20 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 11:10 amGroup Photo / Coffee Break
11:10 am - 11:40 amSpiridoula Matsika (Temple University)
"Exploring non adiabatic events with strong field molecular ionization"
11:40 am - 11:50 amDiscussion
11:50 am - 12:20 pmHelen Fielding (University College London)
"Ultrafast non-radiative decay dynamics: from very small molecules to the GFP chromophore"
12:20 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session I
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmEnergy Transfer at Surfaces and Interfaces
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmDiscussion Leader: David Nesbitt (University of Colorado and JILA)
7:40 pm - 8:10 pmRainer Beck (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)
"Mode- and bond-selective chemisorption of methane on Pt(111)"
8:10 pm - 8:20 pmDiscussion
8:20 pm - 8:50 pmGil Nathanson (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
"Non-Maxwellian Helium Evaporation from Protic and Hydrocarbon Liquids"
8:50 pm - 9:00 pmDiscussion
9:00 pm - 9:20 pmHot Topic: Kai Golibrzuch (Georg-August University)
"State-to-state time-of-flight experiments of NO scattering from Au(111): Mapping translational energy in vibrational-rotational inelastic gas-surface collisions using IR-UV double resonance"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
TUESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmEnergy Transfer in Inelastic and Reactive Scattering
9:00 am - 9:10 amDiscussion Leader: Xueming Yang (Dalian)
9:10 am - 9:40 amFloyd Davis (Cornell University)
"Dynamics of Polyatomic Free Radical Reactions"
9:40 am - 9:50 amDiscussion
9:50 am - 10:20 amArthur Utz (Tufts University)
"Vibrational Energy Flow and Chemical Reactivity at the Gas-Surface Interface"
10:20 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 11:00 amCoffee Break
11:00 am - 11:30 amPiero Casavecchia (University of Perugia)
"Molecular beam studies of multichannel nonadiabatic reactions: O(3P) + unsaturated hydrocarbons"
11:30 am - 11:40 amDiscussion
11:40 am - 12:10 pmRalf Kaiser (University of Hawaii-Manoa)
"Mechanistical Studies on the Formation of PAHs - From the Interstellar Medium to Combustion Flames"
12:10 pm - 12:20 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session I
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmEnergy Transfer: New Vistas and Horizons
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmDiscussion Leader: Robert Field (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
7:40 pm - 8:10 pmBrooks Pate (University of Virginia)
"Probing Vibrational Energy Transfer in Isomerization Reactions with Dynamic Rotational Spectroscopy"
8:10 pm - 8:20 pmDiscussion
8:20 pm - 8:50 pmAnna Krylov (University of Southern California)
"Understanding electron-donating ability of green fluorescent protein: Electronic structure perspective"
8:50 pm - 9:00 pmDiscussion
9:00 pm - 9:20 pmHot Topic: Adam Chatterley (Warwick)
"Time resolved photoelectron imaging of gas-phase nucleotides"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
WEDNESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmEnergy Transfer in Solution and Solid
9:00 am - 9:10 amDiscussion Leader: Yuan-Pern Lee (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)
9:10 am - 9:40 amAndrew Orr-Ewing (University of Bristol)
"Vibrationally resolved dynamics and energy flow for reactions in solution"
9:40 am - 9:50 amDiscussion
9:50 am - 10:20 amAra Apkarian (University of California-Irvine)
"Wigner hole and Quantum coherent vibronic dynamics in Condensed phase"
10:20 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 11:10 amCoffee Break
11:10 am - 11:30 amHot Topic: Dmitri Babikov (Marquette University)
"Mixed quantum/classical theory of collisional energy transfer"
11:30 am - 11:40 amDiscussion
11:40 am - 12:00 pmHot Topic: Patrick El-Khoury (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)
"Raman Scattering of Perturbed Molecular Systems"
12:00 pm - 12:10 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session II
6:00 pmDinner
7:00 pm - 7:30 pmBusiness Meeting
Nominations for the next Vice Chair; Fill out Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss future Site & Scheduling preferences; Election of the next Vice Chair
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmEnergy Transfer in Photoinitiated and Unimolecular Reactions
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmDiscussion Leader: Scott Kable (University of Sydney)
7:40 pm - 8:10 pmArthur Suits (Wayne State University)
"New probes of photochemistry and reaction dynamics"
8:10 pm - 8:20 pmDiscussion
8:20 pm - 8:50 pmIngo Fischer (University of Wuerzburg)
"Unimolecular dynamics of open-shell molecules"
8:50 pm - 9:00 pmDiscussion
9:00 pm - 9:20 pmHot topic: Christopher Elles (Kansas)
"Electronic and vibrational energy flow in photochromic molecular switches"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
THURSDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmEnergy Transfer in Clusters, Droplets, and Aerosols
9:00 am - 9:10 amDiscussion Leader: Richard Mabbs (Washington University)
9:10 am - 9:40 amHanna Reisler (University of Southern California)
"Vibrational predissociation dynamics of hydrogen-bonded clusters"
9:40 am - 9:50 amDiscussion
9:50 am - 10:20 amMark Johnson (Yale University)
"Livin' Large: Temperature control and tagging spectroscopy of complex molecules and reaction intermediates"
10:20 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 11:00 amCoffee Break
11:00 am - 11:30 amRuth Signorell (University of British Columbia)
"Interaction of Light with Ultrafine Aerosol Particles"
11:30 am - 11:40 amDiscussion
11:40 am - 12:00 pmHot Topic: Richard Loomis (Washington University)
"Interrogation of the competing relaxation pathways involved in the dissociation of excited-state rare gas-dihalogen complexes"
12:00 pm - 12:10 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session II
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmMolecular Energy Transfer: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going?
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmDiscussion Leader: Marsha Lester (University of Pennsylvania)
7:40 pm - 8:10 pmTom Rizzo (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)
"Spectroscopy and excited-state dynamics of cold, gas-phase peptides and proteins"
8:10 pm - 8:20 pmDiscussion
8:20 pm - 8:50 pmMaurice H. M. Janssen (VU University)
"Probing chirality with a femtosecond reaction microscope"
8:50 pm - 9:00 pmDiscussion
FRIDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDeparture

 
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