76th International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy

June 19-23, 2023

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Alán Aspuru-Guzik
University of Toronto

Peter Chen
ETH Zürich

Heather Lewandowski
University of Colorado-Boulder

Daniel Neumark
University of California, Berkeley

Martin Suhm
University of Goettingen

Lucy Ziurys
University of Arizona


Robert Baker
The Ohio State University


Ryan MacDonell
University of Sydney

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Infrared Spectroscopy in the JWST Era

Organized by: Sandra Brünken (Radboud University), Sergio Ioppolo (Aarhus University), Rens Waters (Radboud University)

JWST provides a wealth of infrared spectroscopic data of many astronomical objects like exoplanetary atmospheres, gas and (icy) solids in star-forming regions and planet-forming disks. This mini-symposium wants to bring together astronomers, spectroscopists and modelling / database scientists to discuss recent highlights and the demands for infrared spectroscopy in the era of JWST. Invited Speakers: Katy Chubb (University of St. Andrews), Klaus Pontoppidan (Space Telescope Science Institute), Ameek Sidhu (University of Western Ontario), Helen Fraser (Open University)

Spectroscopy at Large-Scale Facilities:
From Steady-state to Ultrafast

Organized by: Renske van der Veen (Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin), Joost Bakker (Radboud University), Dugan Hayes (University of Rhode Island)

Large-scale facilities offer unique capabilities for spectroscopic investigations of, e.g., dilute solution-phase samples, clusters, or time-resolved molecular dynamics. With the recent advent of fourth-generation synchrotrons and free-electron lasers, yet a new era of molecular spectroscopy has begun. This symposium showcases techniques and applications of IR/XUV/X-ray spectroscopy at large-scale facilities. Time-resolved studies on ultrafast time scales receive particular attention. Invited Speakers: Kelly Gaffney (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory), Sandra Lang (Ulm University), Daniel Rolles (Kansas State University), Melanie Schnell (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron)

Spectroscopy with Cryogenic Ion Traps

Organized by: Joseph Fournier (Washington University in St. Louis), Chris Johnson (Stony Brook University)

Cryogenic ion traps have seen significant growth in molecular spectroscopy studies over the last decade. This mini-symposium will highlight the diverse applications and recent technical developments of cryogenic ion traps for spectroscopic studies. Invited Speakers: Sandra Brünken (Radboud University), Masaaki Fujii (Tokyo Institute of Technology), Lai-Sheng Wang (Brown University)

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YearTitle (number of half day sessions)OrganizersInvited Speakers
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