Category Archives: Conferences

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The XXII Horizons in Hydrogen Bonding Research conference was organized by the University of Jyväskylä (Finland) last September 10-14, 2017. The meeteing attracted a wide range of researchers interested in theoretical and experimental aspects related to hydrogen bonding. Alberto Lesarri presented an oral talk and two posters at the conference. Two meetings in Finland this year …

In the pictures below one of our posters, the lakes around Jyväskylä, and the Helsinki Senate square.

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Category : Conferences

Marcos Juanes attended the XXVth Colloquium on High-Resolution Molecular Spectroscopy (“Dijon Colloquiums“) organized by the University of Helsinki during August 21-25th, 2017. Marcos presented two posters: A comparison of water clusters in furfuryl mercaptan and furfuryl alcohol and a structural study of diphenyldisulfide. The first day of the conference Prof. Caminati was offered with the two special issues of Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy edited by Grabow, Lesarri and Melandri. The 2018 International Conference on High Resolution Molecular Spectroscopy (“Prague Conferences“) will be organized next September 3-7, 2018, in Bilbao, chaired by Alberto Lesarri and Emilio Cocinero.

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Prague meeting 2016

Category : Conferences

Prof. Stepan Urban and his group at the University of Chemistry and Technology of Prague (VSCHT) organized the 2016 edition of the International Conference on High Resolution Molecular Spectroscopy from August 30 to September 3, 2016. Plenary talks included contributions from Cristobal Pérez (now in Schnell‘s group at Hamburg), José L. Alonso and Tim Zwier. The special Ioannes Marcus Marci Session was given by Prof. Richard N. Zare. The next Conference will be organized jointly by the University of Valladolid and the University of Basque country in Bilbao in 2018, with Alberto Lesarri and Emilio J. Cocinero as chairmen.

Below a view of Prague and the entrance to the University of Chemistry and Technology.


And below Alberto presenting the next 2018 Conference to be organized with Emilio J. Cocinero in Bilbao:

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Urbana meeting 2016

Category : Conferences

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign organized the 71st edition of the International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy, chaired by Prof. Ben McCall. The meeting attracts the most active people and groups in the world doing high resolution molecular spectroscopy. This year several Spanish groups contributed to the meeting, including a plenary talk by Pepe Cernicharo (the meeting program and many presentations are available). Alberto participated with two communications.


A memory to the work of late Prof. Flygare at the Noyes Lab – Univ. Illinois. Below, a partial view of the Urbana-Champaign campus showing the Foellinger Auditorium.



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Mirror Images in Molecules

Category : Conferences , Group News

The workshop on “Mirror Images in Molecules: Spectroscopy Features“, was organized by the Walther Caminati group at the University of Bologna last May 27-28, 2016. The conference united several researchers interested in the connections between Chirality and Spectroscopy. Talks at the conference included several people from Valladolid and Bilbao: Alberto Lesarri, Juan Carlos López and Iciar Uriarte.


In the picture above: J.-U Grabow, S. Melandri, A. Maris, A. Lesarri (left to right). In the picture below the group photo of the meeting.




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J2IFAM meeting

Category : Conferences

A group of five Ph.D. students from the University of Valladolid have organized the VIII Meeting of Young Researchers in Atomic and Molecular Physics (February, 24-26, 2016). The event is part of the activities of the Atomic and Molecular Physics Group (GEFAM) of the Spanish Physical (RSEF) and Chemical (RSEQ) societies. The meeting will bring together Ph.D. students and postdocs from several Spanish groups in the field interested to share their research experience, problems and possibilities.



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Encounter on Physics

Category : Conferences , General News

The Faculty of Sciences hosted a new “Encounter on Frontiers of Physics” last December 2-3, 2015, organized by the “Duques de Soria” Foundation, together with the Universities of Valladolid (UVa) and Salamanca (USal). The meeting included seven conferences by different specialists on relativity, neutrinos, magnetism, graphene, Raman spectroscopy and others. José Cernicharo (ICMM – CSIC, Madrid) talked on “Astrochemistry: Chemical complexity in the space”.


In the picture above Pepe Cernicharo addresses the audience in his talk.


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HRMS 2015

The XXIV Colloquium on High Resolution Molecular Spectroscopy (HRMS 2015) was organized in Dijon last August 23-28, 2015. Our group presented a poster on the conformational map of enflurane. Emilio Cocinero gave a plenary talk at the meeting. Next meeting in the HRMS series will be in Helsinki in 2017.

HRMS2015In the picture below part of the Spanish team at the HRMS 2015, including Dionisio Bermejo and José Luis Domenech (CSIC), Alberto (UVa) and María Eugenia Sanz (UCL, London).

HRMS2015 foto españoles

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ISMB 2015

Category : Conferences , Group News

The International Symposium on Molecular Beams (ISMB-2015, June 28 – July 3) was organized this year in the World-Heritage city of Segovia (Spain), chaired by Profs. Javier Aoiz and Luis Bañares (Universidad Complutense, Madrid). The meeting brought together about 90 researchers and had special sesions to honor the figures of Profs. Piero Casavecchia (Perugia) and Mike Ashfold (Bristol). Alberto gave a talk last July 2 on “Microwave Spectroscopy of Neutral Molecular Clusters“.

ISMB2015 group compressedGroup photo of ISMB-2015.

ismb2015Segovia. The city was first cited in a History book in 79 BC.


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Jon Hougen visit

Category : Conferences , Group News

Jon Hougen, emeritus researcher at NIST-Gaithersburg,visited Spain for a conference in Madrid. He later gave a talk at the University of the Basque Country on hybrid Hamiltonians for molecules with two simmultaneous large-amplitude motions last May 4th. The picture below shows Jon after is talk.

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