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 Participants are encouraged to present and discuss unpublished new research at the frontiers of science in an open and off-the-record environment.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.
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. The preliminary program will be available by October 15, 2019. Please check back for updates.
- Complex Charged Liquids
- Biological Complexity at Surfaces
- Biological Complexity in Solution
- Environmental Applications of Vibrational Spectroscopy
- Unorthodox Vibrational Spectroscopy
- Heterogeneous Catalytic Systems
- Vibrations on the Nanoscale
- Probing Vibrations at Charged Interfaces
- Vibrational Spectroscopy Without Photons