Department of Chemistry
Symposium Program Symposium Speakers
List of Speakers and titles
  1. R. Stephen Berry, James Franck Distinguished Service Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, University of Chicago, "Insights into Complexity and Limits of Dogma from Studying Clusters"
  2. Joel Bowman, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Theoretical Chemistry, Emory University, Atlanta, "Global Ab initio Potential Energy Surfaces Using Permutational Symmetry and Spectroscopy and Dynamics with Them"
  3. John Briggs, Head of Theoretical Quantum Dynamics, Physics Institute, Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg “The Spectrum of J- and H-aggregates
  4. George Csanak, Los Alamos National Laboratory, “The Development and Application of the Finite Temperature Random Phase Approximation for the Spectroscopic Description of Atoms(ions) in Dense Plasmas
  5. Alexander Dalgarno, Phillips Professor of Astronomy, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Harvard University, “Atomic and Molecular Collisions at Ultralow Temperatures
  6. Stavros C. Farantos, Professor of Theoretical Chemistry, University of Crete, “Reaction Paths and Elementary Bifurcations of Periodic Orbits
  7. Robert W. Field, Haslam and Dewey Professor of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "Just Large Enough!"
  8. Frank Harris, Professor of Physics and Chemistry, University of Utah and Resident Adjunct Professor of Chemistry, University of Florida, “Compact, Yet Precise Descriptions of Three and Four-Body Systems Using Exponentially Correlated Basis Functions
  9. Eric J. Heller, Professor of Physics, Harvard University, "Electrons in Random Potentials: Chaos in Semiconductor Physics"
  10. Christof Jung Kohl, Professor of Physics, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Cuernavaca, “Small Molecule Complex Vibrational Spectra, Assigning the Unassignable
  11. Sharif D. Kunikeev, Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California, “A New Efficient Protocol for Data Collection in Liquid Phase NMR
  12. Aron Kuppermann, Professor of Chemical Physics, California Institute of Technology, "Accurate Reactive Scattering Calculations Using Hyperspherical Harmonics"
  13. John C. Light, Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, University of Chicago, “Hot Molecules: Bound States and Resonances
  14. Jorg Main, Professor of Theoretical Physics, University of Stuttgart, "Use of High-Resolution Signal Processing for Semiclassical Quantization"
  15. Vladimir Mandelshtam, Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine, "Thermodynamic Properties of Lennard-Jones Clusters. Quantum Mechanics versus Classical.
  16. C. William McCurdy, Adjunct Professor of Chemistry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, "Electron-Driven Chemistry: The Chemistry of Dissociative Electron Attachment and Part of the Legacy of Howard Taylor's Theory of Stabilization"
  17. William H. Miller, Kenneth S. Pitzer Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, “Using the Initial Value Representation of Semiclassical Theory to Include Quantum Effects in Classical Molecular Dynamics Simulations
  18. Robert K. Nesbet, IBM Almaden Research Center, “The Energy-Modified Adiabatic Approximation for Electron-Impact Rovibronic Excitation and Chemistry
  19. Eli Pollak, Sam and Ayala Zacks Professorial Chair of Chemical Physics, Weizmann Institute of Science, "Extracting Exact Quantum Dynamics from Classical Dynamics"
  20. William P. Reinhardt, Professor of Chemistry and Adjunct Professor of Physics, University of Washington, Seattle, “Making Large Schrodinger Cats from Bose-Einstein Condensates
  21. Klaus Ruedenberg, Distinguished Emeritus Professor and Senior Associate in the Ames Laboratory USDOE, Iowa State University, Ames “Beyond Chemical Accuracy Along Reaction Paths
  22. Barry I. Schneider, Program Director for Theoretical Physics, National Science Foundation, “R-Matrix and Linear Algebraic Approaches to Electron-Molecule Scattering
  23. Jack P. Simons, Henry Erying Scientist and Professor of Chemistry, University of Utah, “Howard Taylor’s Stabilization Methods Applied to Attachment of Low-energy Electrons to Bio-molecules
  24. Turgay Uzer, Regents’ Professor of Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, "A New Look at the Transition State: Wigner's Dynamical Perspective Revisited"
  25. Jakub Zakrzewski, Professor of Physics, Jagiellonian University, “ Non-spreading Wavepackets in Periodically Driven Systems

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