The Molecular Interactions and Dynamics (MID) Gordon Research Conference has long served the physical chemistry and chemical physics communities, as topics touch on the interactions and dynamics in isolated molecules, clusters, solution, surfaces, interfaces, and biological systems. The conference strives to connect fundamental physical chemistry research with practical systems. Held in the beautiful campus of Stonehill College, it offers an ideal platform for exchanging ideas among the participants. A key tradition in these meetings is the strong mix of theory and experiment and the dialogue it stimulates. The 2020 MID conference proudly continues these traditions.
The topics span a wide range of disciplines, grounded in physical chemistry and chemical physics, and reaching into combustion, atmospheric and interstellar chemistry, heterogeneous catalysis, materials, photochemistry and ultrafast processes, and energy-related science. In addition to the traditional topics, two new topics are included in the 2020 meeting. One is on the emerging field of cold and ultracold collisions, while the other on the impact of machine learning. The Conference will bring together researchers who are at the forefront of these fields, and it will provide opportunities for junior scientists, postdocs and graduate students to present their work in poster format and exchange ideas with established leaders. We encourage all who attend to submit abstracts for poster presentations. Several poster presenters will be selected for short talks based on the abstracts provided. The collegial atmosphere of this Conference provides an avenue for scientists of all ages, genders, and disciplines to get to know each other, to brainstorm new ideas, and to establish fruitful collaborations.
The conference will consist of nine sessions, on the topics listed below. The conference chair is currently developing their preliminary program, which will include the names of the invited speakers and discussion leaders for each of these sessions. Please check back regularly for updates to this information.
- Cold and Ultracold Collisions and Reactions
- Molecular Interactions and Collisions in the Gas Phase
- Kinetics of Combustion, Atmospheric and Interstellar Reactions
- Molecular Interactions and Dynamics at Interfaces
- Impact of Machine Learning
- Photochemistry and Nonadiabatic Dynamics
- Ultrafast Processes
- Molecular Interactions and Dynamics in Complex Systems
- Keynote Session: Spectroscopy and Dynamics