Category Archives: Conferences

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 L├│pez 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.




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.



Encounter on Physics

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. Jos├ę Cernicharo (ICMM – CSIC, Madrid) talked on “Astrochemistry: Chemical complexity in the space”.


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


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 Jos├ę Luis Domenech (CSIC), Alberto (UVa) and Mar├şa Eugenia Sanz (UCL, London).

HRMS2015 foto espa├▒oles

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 Ba├▒ares (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.


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.

2015-05-04 12.04.30


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┬áthat time. The picture below shows the Main Hall (“Paraninfo”) of the University ca.┬á1925’s, later demolished.┬áThe 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 P├ęrez Mart├şn (Source: APM family).

paraninfo uva

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┬áorganized┬áin Bilbao on November 4-7, 2014. The meeting brings together young Chemistry researchers, including also postdocs, ┬áPh. 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


September Visits

Category : Conferences Group News

Prof. Jens-Uwe Grabow (Hannover) and Prof. Sonia Melandri (Bologna) visited our group the last week of September. Prof. Grabow gave a talk to Faculty, students and general public on September 23, in collaboration with the Physics section of the Faculty of Sciences. The talk (below) connected molecular rotation experiments with Astrochemistry and particle Physics.


HRMS2014 – Bologna success

Category : Conferences Group News

The High-Resolution Molecular Spectroscopy (HRMS2014) meeting in Bologna was a success, with more attendants than ever. Congratulations to Prof. Walther Caminati and his team for the organization of this event. Alberto Lesarri and gave a plenary talk on Friday 5 (below). Juan Carlos L├│pez, Montse Vallejo, Emilio Cocinero and Iciar Uriarte also gave talks. Iciar got one of the Pliva prizes to the best student presentation. Several other Spanish researchers attended the meeting. Next conference will be organized by Prof. Urban in Prague in 2016 (August 30th-September 3rd, 2016).


In the picture Alberto presents the outline of the talk. Below, from left to right: Emilio, Alberto and Juan Carlos.

HRMS2014 DSC_0403-2