The Dynamics at Surfaces GRS provides a unique forum for young doctoral and post-doctoral researchers to present their work, discuss new methods, cutting edge ideas, and pre-published data, as well as to build collaborative relationships with their peers. Experienced mentors and trainee moderators will facilitate active participation in scientific discussion to allow all attendees to be engaged participants rather than spectators.
At the GRS, young investigators will present and discuss ongoing research probing kinetic and dynamical concepts meant to refine paradigms of surface reactivity and solid-state physics. This research includes ultra-high vacuum experiments and theoretical models of surface reactivity that facilitate interrogation of gas-liquid and gas-surface interfaces. Notable career scientists will lead discussion and provide introductory remarks and retrospectives to open the seminar. Each session will be comprised of either talks or poster presentations selected from abstracts submitted by young investigators. The seminar will conclude with a career panel featuring academics, corporate scientists, and entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds working around the globe.
The seminar will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS, either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.
The seminar chair will select speakers from abstracts submitted by April 16, 2023. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Information section above.
Gordon Research Seminars are 2-day meetings which take place on the Saturday and Sunday just prior to the start of the associated GRC. The GRS opens with a 1-hour introductory session on Saturday afternoon, followed by a poster session, dinner and a 2-hour session in the evening. Sunday morning begins with breakfast and is followed by another 2-hour session, a second poster session, and lunch. A final 1-hour session takes place just after lunch, and the associated GRC begins later that evening.