This conference has been deferred to 2023 due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check back soon for the 2023 schedule.
The 2021 Gordon Research Conference on Dynamics at Surfaces builds on a 42-year tradition of bringing together experimentalists and theoreticians who work at the frontier of surface and interfacial chemical dynamics. It focuses on how molecular, atomic, and electronic motion at a surface or interface impacts physical and chemical behavior, and how this fundamental understanding translates to more complex chemical systems. Examples of featured topics include experimental and theoretical studies of chemical reaction dynamics and state-to-state scattering, ultrafast electron dynamics at interfaces, single molecule dynamics at surfaces, dynamics of heterogeneous catalysis, energy transfer and energy conversion processes at interfaces, non-adiabatic effects in reactive and inelastic scattering, surface photochemistry, dynamics at polymer, membranes and biological interfaces, new computational approaches to dynamics at surfaces, plasma surface interactions, and dynamics at soft (e.g. water) interfaces.
The meeting fosters close interplay between experimentalists and theoreticians. It also aims to stimulate and support new interdisciplinary opportunities where fundamental insights can advance understanding of increasingly complex chemical systems. Investigators attend from a wide range of scientific disciplines including chemistry, physics, materials science, geology, biophysics, and astrochemistry. We encourage all attendees, including junior scientists and graduate students, to present their work during the meeting's vibrant poster sessions and exchange ideas with leaders in their own and related fields. Several young investigators who submit poster abstracts will be selected for short talks at the meeting.
A Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) for young investigators (graduate students and post-docs) will precede the GRC.