The 1998 Gordon Research Conference on Atomic and Molecular Interactions will be held June 28-July 3, at Colby-Sawyer College in New London, New Hampshire. The range of topics in the AMI conference series has always been very broad, touching on areas ranging from fundamental gas phase and gas-condensed matter collision dynamics, to laser-molecule control theory, to photophysics and unimolecular decay. The 1998 conference continues with this tradition and will present the latest research results to a diverse audience. A particulary important aspect of this conference is the interplay between theory and experiment. Every session at the 1998 conference will have at least one talk by a theoretician. Altogether, there will be 11 talks by experimentalists and 11 by theoreticians.
The 1998 AMI GRC will feature sessions on nine broad and partially overlapping areas on chemical dynamics: clusters, reaction dynamics, excited electronic states, surface dynamics, laser-molecule control, photophysics/nonadiabatic processes, intermolecular dynamics, intramolecular dynamics, and ultracold collisions. The conference will emphasize modern studies of interactions and energy transfer that lead to a microscopic understanding of the detailed dynamics of atomic and molecular processes.