This conference has been withdrawn from the 2020 conference schedule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 Gordon Research Seminar on Water and Aqueous Solutions is a great opportunity for young researchers, such as graduate students and post-docs, to meet with their contemporaries from across a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines and share findings from the forefront of their fields.
Water is an intriguing liquid, whose unique properties impact many processes at different length-scales, including electrochemical processes, the formation of ice crystals, and enzymatic reactions. This seminar will thus cover topics from a broad range of fields, from theoretical and computational approaches to applied atmospheric and biochemical studies, reflecting the highly interdisciplinary nature of water research.
The goal of the seminar is to bring together young scientists from diverse backgrounds to synthesize ideas and new findings from across these diverse topics into a more holistic and complete understanding of water and aqueous solutions. With ample time devoted to discussions and exchanges, it will provide a perfect environment to spark new and unexpected directions for future research and collaboration. Time will also be given to discussions around career progression for early-career researchers, as well as topical issues related to the challenges of working in academia.
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 25, 2020. 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.