The Water and Aqueous Solutions GRS provides a unique forum for young doctoral and post-doctoral researchers to present their work, discuss new methods, cutting edge ideas, and pre-published data, as well as to build collaborative relationships with their peers. Experienced mentors and trainee moderators will facilitate active participation in scientific discussion to allow all attendees to be engaged participants rather than spectators.
The fish can’t see the water it swims in, but we can. Sort of…
We know water is important: we’re supposed to drink 2-3 liters of it a day, ~70% of our planet is covered with it, and much of the physics and chemistry we love happens in or around water. And part of why water has become such an integral part of life is because of its unique structure, but there is still so much we don’t know about its microscopic properties!
Join us for the 27th Gordon Research Seminar on Water & Aqueous solutions, where we will present the leading water and aqueous solution research and discuss how the microscopic properties affect the macroscopic through biology and the atmosphere. We will begin with the most recent information regarding the structure of water, followed by cutting-edge research in water solvation/solutions, and reactions in/on water. Then, we will move into the macroscopic scale, with exciting new insights into the fields of water in biology and the atmosphere.
The program will feature a mixture of both theory and experimental insights, and speakers from all over the world. This year we have placed a specific emphasis on inviting speakers and attendees from Asian countries, a region that has been underrepresented at previous Water & Aqueous Solutions GRSs. GRS attendees are also encouraged to apply for the corresponding Gordon Research Conference which offers even more exciting science. This seminar, and its associated conference, is designed to cover a broad range of demographics, just as the topic covers a broad range of science, and we hope that there will be something for everyone!
Due to limited accommodations at this venue, guest housing is very limited. To request family/guest housing please reach out to your Conference Operations Associate.
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 14, 2024. 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.