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*Latsis-Symposium "Intramolecular Dynamics, Symmetry and Spectroscopy"
6-10 September 2008, ETH Zurich

*3rd Announcement

Dear Colleagues,

The online registration and the site for submission of abstracts for the Latsis-Symposium
"Intramolecular Dynamics, Symmetry and Spectroscopy" will be open till July 15th 2008.

The goals of the symposium are:
– to review the theoretical and experimental developments in intramolecular dynamics and spectroscopy
– to establish new possibilities and directions for the future, in particular to address fundamental
questions in chemistry and physics
– to place fundamental studies in the context of a broad range of recent applications in astrophysics,
atmospheric chemistry, analytical chemistry, physics, medicine and biology.
The symposium will be devoted to the following themes:
– Molecular structure and dynamics
– High resolution spectroscopy
– Ab initio quantum chemistry
– Unimolecular and bimolecular reaction dynamics
– Modeselective chemistry
– Intramolecular vibrational energy redistribution (IVR)
– Symmetry selection rules in spectroscopy and molecular reactions
– Dynamics including parity violation
– Spectroscopy and astrophysics
– Spectroscopy and atmospheric chemistry
– Ultrafast dynamics in chemistry and biochemistry

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– Applications of spectroscopy in analytical chemistry

Alphabetic list of confirmed speakers:
– Berger Robert, FIAS, J. W. Goethe Universität Frankfurt
“Quantum chemistry and the violation of fundamental symmetries”
– Boudon Vincent, Université de Bourgogne, Dijon
“Present status and future prospects of methane spectroscopy for planetary applications”
– Carrington Tucker, Queen’s University, Kingston
“Combining the advantages of an iterative eigensolver and a contracted basis to compute energy
levels of CH5+ ”
– Crim Fleming F., University of Wisconsin, Madison
“Vibrational control of dissociation and isomerization in gases and liquids”
– Ernst Richard R., ETH Zürich
“Fourier transformation and spectroscopy, a symbiotic pair”
– Faubel Manfred, MPI für Dynamik und Selbstorganisation, Göttingen
“Photoelectron studies of protonation/deprotonation in aqueous solutions”
– Flaud JeanMarie, Laboratoire InterUniversitaire des Systèmes Atmosphériques, Créteil
“Infrared laboratory spectroscopy and satellite sensing measurements”
– Hippler Michael, University of Sheffield
“Quantum chemical studies and vibrational spectroscopy of hydrogen bonded
molecules in the gas phase”
– Jortner Joshua, TelAviv University
“Ultrafast cluster dynamics in ultraintense laser fields”
– Klopper Willem M., Universität Karlsruhe
“Slatertype geminals in molecular electronicstructure theory”
– Leutwyler Samuel, Universität Bern
“Accurate structures of nonpolar molecules by femtosecond rotational Raman coherence spectroscopy”
– Lewerenz Marius, Université MarneLaVallée
“Doped helium clusters: Random walks in imaginary and real time”
– Luckhaus David, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
“Hydrogen exchange tunnelling: Large curvature reaction path dynamics”
– Maier John P., Universität Basel
“Electronic spectra of carbon chains and rings: Astrophysical relevance?”
– Märk Tilmann, Universität Innsbruck
“Low energy electron interaction with biomolecules: from gas to condensed phase – from room
temperature to near absolute zero.”
– Marquardt Roberto, Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg
“Molecular quantum dynamics and molecular kinetics: Challenges and opportunities”
– Miller William H., University of California, Berkeley
“Using the initial value representation of semiclassical theory to add quantum effects to classical
molecular dynamics simulations”
– Monti Oliver L. A., University of Arizona, Tucson
“Interfacial structure and dynamics in molecular solar cells one molecule at a time”
– Oka Takeshi, University of Chicago
“Some special intramolecular dynamics in protonated ions”
– Rizzo Thomas R., Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
“Multiple laser photofragment spectroscopy: From triatomics to helical peptides”
– Sauer Joachim, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
“Structure and reactivity of metal oxides: Gas phase clusters compared to solid catalysts”
– Schaefer (III) Henry F., University of Georgia, Athens
“Lesions in DNA subunits: Foundational studies of molecular structures and energetics”
– Schwarz Helmut, Technische Universität Berlin
“Ligand and cluster size effects in the metalmediated activation of methane: A cold approach to a
hot problem”
– Snels Marcel, Istituto di Scienze dell’Atmosfera e del Clima (ISAC), Roma
“Cavity ring down spectroscopy on explosives”
– Suhm Martin, Universität Göttingen
“Playing with transient chirality in the gas phase”
– Thiel Walter, MPI für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim an der Ruhr
“Ab initio vibrationrotation spectroscopy”
– Troe Jürgen, MPI für Biophysikalische Chemie, Göttingen
“Adiabatic channel models in reaction dynamics”
– Tschumper Gregory S., University of Mississippi
“Generating benchmark interaction energies for weakly bound non covalent
clusters with the 2body: many body multicentered QM:QM method”
– van den Bergh Hubert, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
“Photonics in medicine: two examples from bench to bedside”
– von Ragué Schleyer Paul, University of Georgia, Athens / Universität Erlangen Nürnberg
“Determination of hydrocarbon cation structures in the gas phase”
– Zare Richard N., Stanford University
“All about molecular hydrogen”

For further informations we refer to the website of the conference (

We look forward to seeing you in Zurich in September!

With our best regards,

The organizing committee:

Frédéric Merkt
ETH Zürich
Laboratorium für Physikalische Chemie
Wolfgang-Pauli-Strasse 10, 8093 Zürich, Switzerland

Georg Seyfang
ETH Zürich
Laboratorium für Physikalische Chemie
Wolfgang-Pauli-Strasse 10, 8093 Zürich, Switzerland

Renato Zenobi
ETH Zürich
Laboratorium für Organische Chemie
Wolfgang-Pauli-Strasse 10, 8093 Zürich, Switzerland