International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy

73rd Meeting - June 18-22, 2018 - Champaign-Urbana, Illinois

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Sandra Brünken
Radboud University

Irene Burghardt
Goethe University Frankfurt

Caroline Chick Jarrold
Indiana University

Yuan-Pern Lee
National Chiao Tung University

Andrew Orr-Ewing
University of Bristol

Jun Ye
University of Colorado at Boulder


Hans Jakob Wörner
ETH Zürich

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Frequency-comb Spectroscopy

Organized by Aleksandra Foltynowicz (Umeå University), Nathalie Picqué (Max-Planck Institute of Quantum Optics), and Jun Ye (JILA, University of Colorado)

New frequency-comb-based experimental techniques and spectroscopy results, from gas-phase to condensed-phase, are showcased with an emphasis on intriguing applications that advance the frontiers of chemical physics. Invited Speakers: Kjeld Eikema (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam), Paolo De Natale (National Institute of Optics-CNR, Florence) Greg Rieker (University of Colorado, Boulder), Takeshi Yasui (University of Tokushima)

New Ways of Understanding Molecular Spectra

Organized by Per Jensen (University of Wuppertal) and Stephan Schlemmer (University of Cologne)

Recent years have seen a number of new and alternative approaches to the interpretation of molecular spectra. They range very widely. At one end, there are heavily computational methods, involving the direct numerical solution of the molecular Schrödinger equation or the replacement of the efforts of the spectroscopist to fit spectra to ever sophisticated models by artificial intelligence. At the other end, there are almost computer-free methods, such as the algebraic approach, aiming at alternative parameterizations of the effective molecular Hamiltonian. We would like to bring together protagonists from these diverse fields in the hope of fostering discussion across discipline borders. Invited Speakers: Renato Lemus (National Autonomous University of Mexico, UNAM), Brooks Pate (University of Virginia), Sergey Yurchenko (University College London)

Far-Infrared Spectroscopy

Organized by Olivier Pirali (SOLEIL Synchrotron) and Shanshan Yu (Caltech, Jet Propulsion Laboratory)

Far-infrared spectroscopy has moved from an emerging to a well-established field over the last decade. Spaceborne, airborne and ground-based telescope technology gains unprecedented views of the cold, dark regions of the interstellar medium and the wider universe. The application of synchrotron radiations and free-electron lasers has become widespread. This mini-symposium will consist of discussions on spectroscopic activities in and around the far-infrared region, arbitrarily defined from a few hundred GHz to several hundred wavenumbers. Sessions will be organized around recent instrumental development, quantitative spectroscopy, reactive species, intermolecular interactions and biomolecules, and astrophysical lab/observation studies for/with SOFIA/ALMA/Herschel. Invited Speakers: Brian Drouin (Caltech, Jet Propulsion Laboratory), Jean-François Lampin (Lille University of Science and Technology), Hiroyuki Ozeki (Toho University), Charles Schmuttenmaer (Yale University), Jean Vander Auwera (Université Libre de Bruxelles)

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YearTitle (number of half day sessions)OrganizersInvited Speakers
2017Multiple Potential Energy Surfaces (4)Jinjun Liu and Chris EllesRobert W. Field, Roseanne J. Sension, John F. Stanton
2017Chirality-Sensitive Spectroscopy (2)Yunjie Xu and Melanie SchnellRina Dukor, Laurent Nahon, Patrick Vaccaro
2017ALMA's Molecular View (4)Brett McGuire and Anthony RemijanSusanne Aalto, Arnaud Belloche, Michael McCarthy, Chunhua Qi, Noaki Watanabe
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