This conference has been withdrawn from the 2020 conference schedule
As you are aware, coronavirus is having a global impact and the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control have instituted recommendations that include social distancing and cancelling conferences and large gatherings. Since safety of our attendees is always GRC's highest priority, the GRC Board of Trustees has decided to withdraw this conference and it will be rescheduled for 2022. This decision was made out of an abundance of caution and to alleviate the concerns of our conference communities that are scheduled to meet in this timeframe.
The 2020 Gordon Research Conference on Noble Metal Nanoparticles aims to define the current frontiers of science associated with metal nanostructures and the cutting-edge technology that is being enabled through designer nanostructures. Speakers and Discussion Leaders will be drawn from a complementary mix of experimentalists and theoreticians from chemistry, physics, material science, and medicine as well as electrical, chemical, and biomedical engineering. As a hallmark of the previous five GRCs on this topic, oral presentations and posters sessions are anticipated to invoke lively and unhampered discussions that cut across disciplines and include participants from diverse backgrounds. Funds are being raised to specifically support those who are bringing young children to the conference site and will incur additional expenses; please let the conference chair know if this situation applies to you. Research topics will include the frontiers of metal nanoparticle synthesis, characterization, and theory, with additional sessions dedicated to catalysis, energy conversion, nanomedicine, assembly, and more. The conference will conclude with selected poster presenters and Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) speakers giving short, late-breaking topic presentations. Outside of planned events, attendees will have many opportunities for informal gatherings in the afternoons and evenings. A GRC Power Hour will also be held to discuss the challenges associated with diversity and inclusion in science and engineering. Early career scientists are highly encouraged to participate in this Conference and the associated GRS on Noble Metal Nanoparticles. As always, high priority will be placed on presenting unpublished, novel, and exciting results.