This conference has been withdrawn from the 2020 conference schedule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.
An overarching theme of this conference is the use of vibrational spectroscopy and calculations to obtain molecular details from heterogeneous environments. Session topics will include complex charged liquids and charged interfaces, biological complexity at surfaces and in solution, environmental applications, and heterogeneous catalytic systems, plus vibrational spectroscopy on the nanoscale, without photons, and other emerging non-traditional methods that include the use of frequency combs and cavity enhanced spectroscopy. A wide range of vibrational techniques will be represented, including time-resolved and multidimensional spectroscopy, sum-frequency generation, FTIR, Raman, and THz spectroscopies, quantum mechanical calculations, and spectroscopic simulations.
This GRC has a long history dating back to 1954, but remains a vibrant and relevant conference in our community. The diverse speaker list includes a mix of experimentalists and theoreticians who are established leaders and rising stars in vibrational spectroscopy from around the world. Participants are encouraged to present and discuss unpublished new research at the frontiers of science in an open and off-the-record environment. The unique format of the conference is designed to maximize productive interaction between scientists, with ample time between sessions for informal discussions and networking with fellow attendees.