Category Archives: Group News

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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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B. Sc. thesis – Patricia Monge

Congratulations to Patricia Monge, who passed her B. Sc. thesis last July 10! Patri analyzed the conformational preferences of two seven-membered rings (cycloheptene and cyanocycloheptane) and got a 8.5/10 qualification. Work on these molecules will continue in the next months in collaboration with the Grabow group in Hannover.

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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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Chemistry Olympics

Category : Group News

The Prize Session of the last regional Chemistry Olympics was held last April 10 at the main Hall of the Faculty of Sciences, organized by the Spanish Chemists’ Association (AQCYLANQUE). Alberto gave a talk on “Molecules and Symmetry” intended for the secondary-school students who participated in the competition. The talk is freely available. In the picture below we see the three winners, together with the Faculty Dean, University Rector and organizers.

OLIMPIADA DE QUÍMICA 2015 - cartel

16510642564_65f8f02eec_zIn the picture: Dean Fernando Villafañe (4th left), Rector Daniel Miguel (5th) and professors Marisol Vega, Alberto Lesarri and José Martín (right side).


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J3IFAM2015

Category : Group News

Montse Vallejo presented an oral communication at the VII Meeting of Young Researchers in Atomic & Molecular in Physics. The event was organized by the University of Jaen (March 18-20) and is a great opportunity for young Ph.D. and postdocs to meet and share research experiences (without their bosses…). The meeting was dedicated by Dr. Alberto Garcia-Vela, president of the GEFAM, the group of Atomic and Molecular Physics of the Spanish Societies of Chemistry (RSEQ) and Physics (RSEF). The local organizers of the meeting in Jaen are shown in the picture below.

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ICFS-2015

Category : Group News

Alberto Lesarri gave an invited talk at the International Conference on Frontiers of Spectroscopy (ICFS2015), organized by the Physics Department of the Banaras Hindu University (BHU, Varanasi, India). The meeting marked the 75th anniversary of the Spectroscopy Laboratory at BHU. The University was founded in 1916 and comprises 4 Institutes, 14 Faculties and more than 140 Departments. BHU ranks first in research output (Scopus, WoS) among Indian Universities.

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Faculty day 2014

Category : Conferences , Group News

Alberto Lesarri gave a historical talk at the Faculty day last November 13, 2014. The talk explored the origins of the Faculty of Sciences in the period 1857-1923, associated to the important social and political changes of that time. The picture below shows the Main Hall (“Paraninfo”) of the University ca. 1925’s, later demolished. The talk is freely available.

San Alberto 2014

The motto on the left of the wall is “Vitam impedere vero” (“to devote life to truth”). The cross marks the former dean Arturo Pérez Martín (Source: APM family).

paraninfo uva


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XI SIJ – RSEQ-Sigma Aldrich

Category : Conferences , Group News

The XI Symposium of Young Researchers of the Spanish Society of Chemistry and Sigma Aldrich was organized in Bilbao on November 4-7, 2014. The meeting brings together young Chemistry researchers, including also postdocs,  Ph. D and M. Sc. students. Montse Vallejo and Elena Caballero presented an oral talk and a poster, respectively. The participation of 152 people was the largest in its history. Below Montse and Elena in front of Elena’s poster.

Congresos Jovenes RSEQ recortado

XI SIJ RSEQ


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Montse’s Ph.D. dissertation

Category : Group News

Congratulations to Montserrat Vallejo-López, who passed her Ph.D. dissertation with top qualifications last September 26. The evaluation committee included J.-U. Grabow (Hannover), S. Melandri (Bologna), J. A. Fernández (Bilbao), J. L. Domenech (CSIC-Madrid) and S. Blanco (Valladolid). Montse spent the last four years here and left a great impression in the Department. Good luck for the future!

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