77th International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy

June 17-21, 2024

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Emilio J. Cocinero
Universidad del País Vasco and Biofisika Institute

Stephen R. Leone
University of California, Berkeley

Marsha I. Lester
University of Pennsylvania

Nikole K. Lewis
Cornell University

Ian Sims
Université de Rennes


David A. Long
National Institute of Standards and Technology


Mallory Green
Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

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Bernadette Broderick
University of Missouri

Nathan Kidwell
William and Mary

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Atmospherically Relevant Species

Organized by: Erin Adkins (NIST), Brian Drouin (California Institute of Technology), Paul Raston (University of Hawaii)

This mini-symposium seeks to bring together spectroscopists who are interested in advancing our understanding of atmospheric chemistry. We encourage contributions from those who are involved in any form of spectroscopy (laboratory-based, computational, remote sensing, in-situ sensing, ...) that is applied to atmospherically relevant species (molecules, clusters, radicals, ...). Invited Speakers: Isabelle Kleiner (Laboratoire LISA, CNRS, Université de Paris Cité et Université Paris-Est Créteil), Peter Bernath (Old Dominion University), Carl Percival (Jet Propulsion Laboratory), Scott Kable (UNSW Sydney)

Heavy Element Spectroscopy

Organized by: Lan Cheng (Johns Hopkins University), Mike Heaven (Emory University)

Molecules that include heavy elements exhibit unique physical and chemical properties that are often associated with the presence of partially filled f and d orbitals. Their complex electronic structures are being evaluated for applications such as spintronics and the emerging quantum sciences. Heavy element molecules are also being used for precision spectroscopy measurements that probe physics beyond the Standard Model. This symposium will focus on spectroscopic and theoretical studies of heavy element containing molecules. Invited Speakers: Michael Morse (University of Utah), Michael Duncan (University of Georgia), David Dixon (University of Alabama), Svetlana Kotochigova (Temple University)

Synergy Between Experiment and Theory

Organized by: Nathan Kidwell (The College of William and Mary), Cristina Puzzarini (University of Bologna)

This mini-symposium will focus on the synergy between experiment and theory in the field of spectroscopy and dynamics, emphasizing collaborative insights that are gained where the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. In addition to highlighting existing joint efforts, this venue will provide opportunities for experimental and theoretical colleagues to form new partnerships. Invited Speakers: Malgorzata Biczysko (Shanghai University), Joseph S. Francisco (University of Pennsylvania), Etienne Garand (University of Wisconsin - Madison), Marie-Aline Martin-Drumel (Université Paris-Saclay, CNRS, ISMO),

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YearTitle (number of half day sessions)OrganizersInvited Speakers
2023Infrafred Spectroscopy in the JWST Era (4) Sandra Brünken, Sergio Ioppolo, Rens Waters Klaus Pontoppidan, Ameek Sidhu, Helen Fraser
2023Spectroscoy at Large-Scale Facilities: from Steady-State to Ultrafast (4) Renske van der Veen, Joost Bakker, Dugan Hayes Kelly Gaffney, Sandra Lang, Daniel Rolles, Melanie Schnell
2023Spectroscopy with Cryogenic Ion Traps (4) Joseph Fournier, Chris Johnson Sandra Brünken, Masaaki Fujii, Lai-Sheng Wang
2022Benchmarking in Spectroscopy (6)Emilio Cocinero, Gang Feng, Daniel ObenchainTaija Fischer, Brian Esselman, Qian Gou, Lan Cheng
2022Machine Learning (3)Kelvin Lee, Daniel TaborHeather Kulik, Thomas Markland, AndréMontoya-Castillo, Steven Shipman, Andrew White
2022Spectroscopy meets Chemical Dynamics (7)David Osborn, Krupa Ramasesha, Timothy ZwierRandall Goldsmith, Steve Leone, Melanie Reber, Dave Townsend
2021Large Amplitude Motions (5)Isabelle Kleiner, Vadim IlyushinJens-Uwe Grabow, Ronald Lees, Maria-Luisa Senent
2021Precision Spectroscopy for Fundamental Physics (3)Shui-Ming Hu, Nick HutzlerRonald Garcia-Ruiz, Nick Hutzler, Frédéric Merkt
2021Spectroscopy with Undergraduates (2)Jacob Stewart, AnGayle (AJ) VasiliouGarry "Smitty" Grubbs II, Laura R. McCunn
2019Astrochemistry and Astrobiology in the age of ALMA (5)Laurent Margulès, Anthony RemijanJes Jorgensen, Brett A. McGuire, Nami Sakai, Charlotte Vastel
2019High-Harmonic Generation and XUV Spectroscopy (4)Robert Baker, Scott Sayres, Josh Vura-WeisLou DiMauro, Wen Li, Arvinder Sandhu
2019Non-Covalent Interactions (6)Helen Leung, Mark Marshall, Yunjie XuMaria Sanz, Joseph Francisco, Kenneth Leopold
2018Far-Infrared Spectroscopy (3)Olivier Pirali and Shanshan YuBrian Drouin, Jean-Françs Lampin, Hiroyuki Ozeki, Charles Schmuttenmaer, Jean Vander Auwera
2018Frequency-Comb Spectroscopy (5)Aleksandra Foltynowicz, Nathalie Picquéand Jun YeKjeld Eikema, Paolo De Natale, Greg Rieker, Takeshi Yasui
2018New Ways of Understanding Molecular Spectra (4)Per Jensen and Stephan SchlemmerRenato Lemus, Brooks Pate, Sergey Yurchenko
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