International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy

June 21-25, 2021 - Online Everywhere

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Welcome to the 2021 Virtual ISMS

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The 2021 ISMS will be held virtually this summer, and we have record turnout. Over 600 talks will be presented, with over 500 distinct speakers! The plenary talks will be presented live via Zoom, and recorded for additional playback on demand by registered attendees. The body of the contributed talks are pre-recorded and available to registered attendees for advance viewing starting June 14, to be followed by short parallel sessions consisting of 1-minute live "flash talks" followed by live Q&A beginning on June 21. Each talk also has a discussion platform for off-line questions and conversation.

The general schedule for the week is shown below, all times Central Time (CDT, UTC-05:00):

Mon 6/21Tue 6/22Wed 6/23Thu 6/24Fri 6/25
8AM-9AMPlenaryFlash talks with Q&A
10AM-11AMFlash talks with Q&A
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The International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy is the premier annual meeting in this exciting and interdisciplinary field. The symposium uniquely combines plenary talks from world leaders in the field with parallel sessions comprising shorter talks, many presented by graduate students, and fosters a collegial and collaborative atmosphere with a multitude of formal and informal interactions. Registration and housing costs are kept low to enable entire research groups to attend, and in fact most senior people in the field gave their very first conference presentation at this symposium (to a very friendly audience). A wide range of topics is covered, from theory to experiment, from gas-phase to condensed-phase, from low resolution to ultra-high resolution, from the microwave to the ultraviolet, and from fundamental science to applications such as astronomy and atmospheric science. Each year's meeting also includes three "mini-symposia" on topics of special interest.