International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy

72nd Meeting - June 19-23, 2017 - Champaign-Urbana, Illinois

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Helen O. Leung
Amherst College

Frank Stienkemeier
University of Freiburg

Wim Ubachs
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Ewine van Dishoeck
Leiden University

Mingfei Zhou
Fudan University


Wei Min
Columbia University


Etienne Garand
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Jinjun Liu
University of Louisville

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Multiple Potential Energy Surfaces

Organized by Jinjun Liu (University of Louisville) and Chris Elles (University of Kansas)

This mini-symposium will focus on spectroscopy and dynamics on multiple potential energy surfaces covering different experimental and computational aspects such as vibronic interactions, conical intersection dynamics, photoisomerization, and photodissociation. Invited Speakers: Robert W. Field (MIT), Roseanne J. Sension (University of Michigan), John F. Stanton (University of Florida)

Chirality-Sensitive Spectroscopy

Organized by Yunjie Xu (University of Alberta) and Melanie Schnell (Max-Planck Institute)

Chirality is omnipresent in our daily life. Spectroscopic methods that can provide detailed stereochemical information of chiral molecules, such as enantiomeric excess, absolute configuration, and enantiomeric recognition, are thus of great importance and interest. In the last few years, a number of new spectroscopic techniques have been developed that allow for an chiral analysis in the gas phase with an unprecedented degree of precision. These new studies complement the well known chiroptical spectroscopic studies typically done in the condense phase. Invited Speakers: Rina Dukor (BioTools, Inc.), Laurent Nahon (Synchrotron SOLEIL), Patrick Vaccaro (Yale)

ALMA's Molecular View

Organized by Brett McGuire (NRAO) and Anthony Remijan (NRAO)

This mini-symposium will consist of discussions of laboratory, computational, and observational work at any wavelength/facility which support, complement, or directly involve spectroscopic observations with ALMA. Invited Speakers: Susanne Aalto (Chalmers University of Technology), Arnaud Belloche (Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie), Michael McCarthy (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), Chunhua "Charlie" Qi (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), Naoki Watanabe (Hokkaido University)

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YearTitle (number of half day sessions)OrganizersInvited Speakers
2016Spectroscopy in Atmospheric Chemistry (4)Steve Brown and Frank KeutschStan Sander, Phil Stevens, Rainer Volkamer, Gerard Wysocki
2016Spectroscopy in Traps (3)Stephan SchlemmerMark Johnson, Jos Oomens, Roland Wester
2016 Spectroscopy of Large Amplitude Motions(5)Isabelle Kleiner and Jon HougenTherese Huet, Marek Kreglewski, Stephan Schlemmer
2015Accelerator-Based Spectroscopy (3)Jos Oomens, Jennifer van WijngaardenRobert Georges, Terry McMahon, Gaël Mouret, Gert von Helden
2015High-Precision Spectroscopy (3)Mike Heaven, Trevor SearsThomas K. Allison, Ian Coddington, David Long, Hiroyuki Sasada, Wim Ubachs
2015Spectroscopy in the Classroom (2)Stephen Cooke, Andrea MineiGeoffrey A. Blake, Colin Western
2014Astronomical Molecular Spectroscopy in the Age of ALMA (5)Leslie Looney and Anthony Remijan Ted Bergin, Geoffrey Blake
2014Beyond the Mass-to-Charge Ratio: Spectroscopic Probes of the Structures of Ions (3)Mike Duncan and Tim Zwier Knut Asmis, Yuan-Pern Lee, Cheuk-Yiu Ng
2014Spectroscopy in Kinetics and Dynamics (3)Martin Gruebele and Iam Sims Toshinori Suzuki, Joel Bowman, Ian Sims
2013Spectroscopy of Planetary Atmospheres (2)Vincent Boudon and Peter Bernath Pierre Coheur, Glenn Orton, Jonathan Tennyson
2013Spectroscopy Tests of Fundamental Physics (3)Wim Ubachs and Tim Steimle Peter Schwerdtfeger, Wim Ubachs
2013Theory and Spectroscopy (4)John Stanton Cristina Puzzarini, Jon Hougen, Horst Koeppel, Timothy Lee
2012Cold Quantum Systems (3)Gary Douberly and David Anderson Takamasa Momose, Pierre-Nicholas Roy, Kenneth Brown, Marcel Drabbels
2012Spectroscopy of Liquid and Cluster Interfaces (2)Michael Duncan Rich Saykally, Heather Allen
2012Ultimate Electronic Transitions - Photodetachment and Photoionization (3)Caroline Chick Jarrold Daniel Neumark, Frederic Merkt
2011Molecular Spectroscopy in Support of Fundamental Physics (2)Trevor Sears and Neil Shafer-Ray David Demille, Jens-Uwe Grabow
2011Spectroscopic Perturbations: Molecules Behaving Badly? (3)Robert W. Field Robert Field, Anthony Merer, Mark Child
2011The THz Cosmos (2)Eric Herbst Maryvonne Gerin, Ted Bergin
2010Biomolecules and Cluster Ions (2)Tom Rizzo and Fleming Crim Thomas Rizzo, Timothy Zwier, Mark Johnson
2010Metal Containing Molecules (4)Michael Duncan Michael Heaven, Andre Fielicke, Lucy Ziurys, Michael Duncan
2010Precision/Frequency Combs (2)Ben McCall and Jun Ye Ronald Holzwarth, Ronald Walsworth
2009Cavity Enhanced Spectroscopy (3)Andrew Orr-Ewing and Kevin Lehmann Jun Ye, Steven Brown, Andreas Brockhinke
2009Conical Intersections (2)Scott Reid and Spiridoula Matsika Todd Martinez, David Jonas
2009FIR/THz Air/Space Missions (3)Li-Hong Xu and John Pearson Holger Mü Karl Menten, Frank De Lucia, Bob McKellar
2008Cold Molecules/Clusters (4)Frederic Merkt Andrey Vilesov, Stefan Willitsch, Uzi Even, Eberhard Tiemann
2008Multi-Dimensional IR (2)Marty Zanni Timothy Zwier, Chris Cheatum, Igor Rubtsov
2008THz Spectroscopy (2)David Plusquellic and Edwin Heilweil Peter Uhd Jepsen, Joseph Melinger, Frank De Lucia
2007Alkali dimers and long-range molecules (2)Bob Field and Amanda Ross David Demille, Paul Julienne
2007Dynamics Probed by Spectroscopy (2)Rich Loomis and Scott Reid Scott Kable, Carl Lineberger, Simon North
2007Theoretical/Computational Spectroscopy (5)Anne McCoy and Jon Hougen James Muckerman, David Perry, Pierre-Nicholas Roy