Applications for this meeting must be submitted by July 6, 2014. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.
The Vibrational Spectroscopy Gordon Research Conference will be held in conjunction with the Vibrational Spectroscopy Gordon Research Seminar
. Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRS in addition to an application for the GRC. Please refer to the Vibrational Spectroscopy GRS web page for more information.
The Vibrational Spectroscopy conference brings together experimentalists and theoreticians working at the frontiers of modern vibrational spectroscopy, with a special emphasis on spectroscopies that probe the structure and dynamics of molecules in gases, liquids, and at interfaces. The conference explores the wide range of state-of-the-art techniques based on vibrational motion. These techniques span the fields of time-domain, high-resolution frequency-domain, spatially-resolved, nonlinear, and multidimensional spectroscopies. The conference highlights both the application of these techniques in chemistry, materials, biology, the environment, and medicine as well as the development of theoretical models that enable one to connect spectroscopic signatures to underlying molecular motions including chemical reaction dynamics. The conference goal is to advance the field of vibrational spectroscopy by bringing together a collection of researchers who share common interests and who will gain from discussing work at the forefront of several connected areas. The intent is to emphasize the insights and understanding that studies of vibrations provide about a variety of molecular systems ranging from small polyatomic molecules to large biomolecules, nanomaterials, and environmental systems.
A list of preliminary session topics and speakers is displayed below (discussion leaders, where known, are noted in italics). The detailed program is currently being developed by the Conference Chair and will be available by April 3, 2014. Please check back for updates.
- Vibrational Dynamics in Energy Conversion and Catalysis
(Mark Johnson / Cramer Kampen / Dana Dlott / Lightning Talks Round 1)
- Vibrational Dynamics of Water
(Andrew Orr-Ewing / Andrei Tokmakoff / Sander Woutersen)
- Spatially Resolved Vibrational Spectroscopy
(Richard VanDuyne / Maki Kawai / Lightning Talks Round 2)
- Vibrational Motions in Chemical Reactions
(David Moore / Rainer Beck / Bret Jackson)
- Spectroscopic Probes of Structure and Dynamics
(Carol Hirschmugl / Yoshi Matsumoto / Lightning Talks Round 3)
- Vibrations at Interfaces
(Ellen Backus / Dennis Hore / Hongfei Wang)
- Vibrational Spectroscopy in the Environment
(Veronica Vaida / Franz Geiger / Heather Allen / Lightning Talks Round 4)
- Vibrational Dynamics in Biology
(Juli Gibbs-Davis / Nien-Hui Ge / Judy Kim / Martina Havenith)
- Keynote Session: Vibrational Spectroscopy and Dynamics - Past, Present, and Future
(Casey Hines / 3 Top Junior Poster Presenters)