Category Archives: Conferences

28 HRMS – Dijon

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Several people from our group participated at the 28 edition of the High Resolution Molecular Spectroscopy Conference in Dijon last August 28- September 1, meeting many of our European and international colleagues and coworkers. Wenqin Li presented an oral talk on the dimer of 2-phenylethanethiol, comparing the non-covalent interactions with the equivalent alcohol. Isabel Peña, Celina Bermúdez and Ricardo Morán presented posters. The 2024 meeting will correspond to the Prague Conference and will be organized in Bologna.

In the picture above the 260+ people attending the 2023 HRMS in Dijon.

Wenqin Li during her talk at the 28 HRMS.


Category : Conferences Group News

The 28th edition of the Austin Symposium on Molecular Structure and Dynamics took place in Dallas (USA) the days 17-20 February, chaired by Prof. Elfi Kraka (SMU). The conference permits the interaction between researchers and students working in structural chemistry, molecular spectroscopy, molecular dynamics and computational chemistry, establising bridges between experimentalists and theoreticians. Alberto Lesarri joined the conference with an invited talk entitled “Addressing non covalent interactions with broadband chirped-pulse microwave spectroscopy”.

J2IFAM 2023

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Our Ph.D. student Wenqin Li attended the XIV Conference of Young Researchers in Atomic and Molecular Physics, which took place in Madrid the days 1-3 February, 2023. The Conference is sponsored by the Group of Atomic and Molecular Physics (GEFAM) of the Spanish societies of Physics and Chemistry, and was oganized by an active group of young researchers from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. The conference had a very good attendance and will be organized in 2024 in Valencia.


Alberto Lesarri gave a plenary talk at the Spectroscopy and Dynamics of Molecules and Clusters (SDMC-2020) Conference, which took place the last February 20-23 in Kumbhalgarh (Rajasthan, India). The Conference was jointly organized by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT, Jodhpur)Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS, Pilani)Malaviya National Institute of Technology (Jaipur)Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (Pune), and National Chemical Laboratory (Pune). The Conference was very dynamical, providing a great opportunity for scientific exchange. This was the first and probably the last Conference this year following the COVID-19 outbreak.

Summer conferences

Our group participated in several conferences this Summer. Marcos Juanes attended the 74 International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy (ISMS) at the University of Illinois last June 17-21, presenting three oral talks. Alberto Lesarri gave oral talks at the 18 European Symposium on Gas-Phase Electron Diffraction (ESGED18) in Hirschegg (Austria), the Iberian Joint Meeting on Atomic and Molecular Physics (IBER2019) in Évora (Portugal) and the XXXVII Biannual Meeting of the Spanish Physics Society (Bienal Física 2019) in Zaragoza (Spain).

In the picture above Alberto talks at the IBER2019 in Portugal

The IBER2019 conference is the biannual meeting of the Portuguese (SPF) and Spanish (RSEF) Physics Society. The event is coorganized by the SPF and the Division of Atomic and Molecular Physics (GEFAM) of the RSEF. This year the event remembered the GEFAM founder Prof. Gerardo Delgado-Barrio (CSIC), who passed away in 2018.


Category : Conferences Group News

Our group organized the last 25th International Conference on High Resolution Molecular Spectroscopy in collaboration with the University of the Basque Country. The Conference gathered about 270 participants and six companies, combining 126 oral talks and posters. Marcos Juanes and Rizalina Tama Saragi presented two oral talks and two posters. The conference included a talk by the Nobel laureate Dudley Herschbach, who received the “Miguel Catalán” medal of the Group of Atomic and Molecular Physics (GEFAM) of the Spanish Chemistry (RSEQ) and Physics (RSEF) societies. The next Conference will be organized in Prague in 2020.

Marcos Juanes in the “Science Saloon” talking with Prof. Herschbach.

Rizalina T. Saragi and Prof. Herschbach.

Alberto Lesarri, Emilio J. Cocinero, Dudley Herschbach, Jens-Uwe Grabow and José A. Fernández following the award of the Catalán medal to Prof. Herschbach.


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Marcos Juanes attended the last International Symposium in Molecular Spectroscopy, which was organized by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Marcos presented two oral communications during the conference on the dimers of cyclohexanol and thenyl and furfuryl alcohol.


Bunsentagung 2018

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Marcos Juanes and Alberto Lesarri attended last May 10-12 the 117th Bunsentagung 2018 in Hannover, the annual conference of the Deutsche Bunsen-Gesellschaft or Bunsen society of Physical Chemistry. The Conference has been running since 1894. Alberto gave a hot topic talk and Marcos presented two posters. Several contributions to the Conference appeared in a special themed issue of PCCP “Kinetics in the real world“. The opening conference talk by Prof. James G. Anderson, with dramatic data on climate change and human health is freely available from PCCP.



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Marcos Juanes and Rizalina Tama Saragi attended the Conference of Young Researchers in Atomic and Molecular Physics (X-J2IFAM-2018), which was organized at the University of Barcelona last April 3-6th, 2018. This edition marks the 10th anniversary of this meeting, which is organized by the own Ph.D. students. The Conference is sponsored by the Group of Atomic and Molecular Physics (GEFAM) of the Spanish Physics (RSEF) and Chemistry (RSEQ) societies.

In the pictures below Rizalina and Marcos give their oral talks.


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 the conference photo, one of our posters and the Helsinki Senate square.