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Atomic and Molecular Interactions (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

Chemical Reactions and Energy Conversion Processes
Note: This conference is currently known as "Molecular Interactions and Dynamics (GRS)".


July 12-13, 2014


Stonehill College
Easton, MA


Julia H. Lehman

Associate Chair:
Bernadette M. Broderick

Meeting Description

The Gordon Research Seminar on Atomic & Molecular Interactions 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 tradition of the Atomic and Molecular Interactions Gordon Research Conference, 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.

Related Meeting

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


Meeting Program

1:00 pm - 5:00 pmArrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:40 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:40 pm - 4:30 pmUltrafast Phenomena
Discussion Leader: Bernadette Broderick (Wayne State University)
3:40 pm - 4:00 pmGreg Dunning (University of Bristol)
"Early Time Dynamics and the Onset of Hydrogen Bonding for the DF Products of F-Atom Reactions in Solution"
4:00 pm - 4:05 pmDiscussion
4:05 pm - 4:25 pmClemens Rauer (University of Vienna)
"Photorelaxation of Purine Considering Intersystem Crossing - A Joint Theoretical and Experimental Study"
4:25 pm - 4:30 pmDiscussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session I
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmChemical Reaction Dynamics
Discussion Leader: Thomas Sharples (Heriot-Watt University)
7:30 pm - 8:00 pmKeynote Speaker: Daniel Neumark (University of California, Berkeley)
"Time-Resolved Radiation Chemistry: Interaction of Excess Electrons with Water and Nucleobases"
8:00 pm - 8:10 pmDiscussion
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmAmelia Zutz (JILA, University of Colorado)
"Exploring the Surface of Imidazolium-Based Room-Temperature Ionic Liquids with Inelastic Scattering of Supersonically-Cooled NO"
8:30 pm - 8:35 pmDiscussion
8:35 pm - 8:55 pmJingjing Zheng (University of Minnesota)
"Army Ants Tunneling for Born-Oppenheimer and Non-Born-Oppenheimer Studies"
8:55 pm - 9:00 pmDiscussion
9:00 pm - 9:20 pmJoesph Beames (University of Pennsylvania)
"Ultraviolet Spectroscopy and Dynamics of Criegee Intermediates"
9:20 pm - 9:25 pmDiscussion
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 9:30 amPanel Discussion: "The Path to Standing Out as a Scientist"
Panel Moderator: Bernadette M. Broderick (Wayne State University)
Panel Members:
  • Noah Goldberg (Agilent Technologies)
  • Sharon Hammes-Schiffer (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  • Daniel Neumark (University of California, Berkeley)
  • Jaime Stearns (Air Force Research Lab)
9:30 am - 11:00 amBiomolecules and Clusters
Discussion Leader: Daniel Horke (Centre for Free-Electron Laser)
9:30 am - 9:50 amBarbara Marchetti (University of Bristol)
"Tuning Non-Adiabatic Dynamics at Conical Intersections"
9:50 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:20 amPradeep Kumar Gurunathan (Purdue University)
"BioEFP: Effective Fragment Potential Method for Biological Systems"
10:20 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 10:50 amJoseph Fournier (Yale University)
"Spectra Signatures of the Proton Defect in Three-Dimensional Water Networks Through Cryogenic Vibrational Spectroscopy"
10:50 am - 11:00 amDiscussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session II
Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmExcited States, Photoelectrons, and Photoions
Discussion Leader: Tolga Karsili (University of Bristol)
1:30 pm - 1:50 pmHolly Williams (University of California, Berkeley)
"Time-Resolved Photoelectron Spectroscopy of Liquid Microjets"
1:50 pm - 2:00 pmDiscussion
2:00 pm - 2:20 pmBernice Opoku-Agyeman (The Ohio State University)
"Theoretical Investigation of the UV-Vis Photodissociation Dyanmics of Arn(BrCN-)
2:20 pm - 2:30 pmDiscussion
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmSeminar Concludes
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