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2018 Joint ICTP-IAEA School and Workshop on Fundamental Methods for Atomic, Molecular and Materials Properties in Plasma Environments poster award winners!

The 2018 Joint ICTP-IAEA School and Workshop on Fundamental Methods for Atomic, Molecular and Materials Properties in Plasma Environments was held at ICTP in Trieste, Italy, from 16 – 20 April 2018. Six Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics poster prizes were awarded.

First prize was awarded to Marta Patricia Alejandra Mendez for her contribution “Inelastic collision calculations of heavy targets”.

Joint second prize was awarded to Szabolcs Goger for “Theoretical studies on the dynamics of the HO + HBr → H2O + Br reaction” and Francisco Ramirez for “Real time electron dynamics using TDDFT”.

Joint third prize was awarded to Jerome Deprince for “Plasma environment effects on K-lines of astrophysical interest”, Chuanguo Zhang for “Long-term evolution of cascades in bcc tungsten: effects of size distribution of interstitial clusters” and Suvam Singh for “Electron and positron induced scattering from propene”.

 

Congratulations to the awardees!

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PCCP Tulip VII Summer School Award

We are delighted to announce the winner of the PCCP Tulip2018 award that was given at the Tulip VII Summer School on Modern Developments in Spectroscopy, 3–6 April 2018 in Noordwijk, the Netherlands.  The winner for the best presentation was Meissa Diouf of the Free University Amsterdam with a poster on HIGH-RESOLUTION CARS STUDY OF THE FUNDAMENTAL VIBRATION IN T2 AND DT. The winner received a certificate and a cash prize.

Pictured (left to right): Prof. Wybren Jan Buma (co-chair of the Tulip Summer School), Meissa Diouf (PCCP Poster prize winner for best presentation), Prof. Ivan Powis (lecturer at Tulip2018 and presenting the award on behalf of the committee of all 6 Tulip lecturers) and Dr. Maurice Janssen (co-chair of the Tulip Summer School).

Congratulations to Meissa Diouf!

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RSC Theoretical Chemistry Group Conference

The Theoretical Chemistry Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry is pleased to announce the TCG conference 2018, which will be held at the University of Sheffield between 16 – 18 July.

The meeting will cover a broad spectrum of theoretical and computational chemistry, including talks by leading international and UK scientists. It will also incorporate the TCG Graduate Student Meeting, where final-year graduate students compete for the Coulson prize for the best graduate student talk.

Confirmed speakers:
  • Christine Mottet (Centre Interdisciplinaire de Nanoscience de Marseille, France)
  • Karen Johnston (University of Strathclyde, UK)
  • Paul Popelier (The University of Manchester, UK)
  • Daniel T. Crawford (Virginia Tech, USA)
  • Marie-Pierre Gaigeot (University of Evry, France)

For more information, please visit the conference web page.

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP) is pleased to support the meeting and will provide a prize for the best graduate student talk.

The deadline for registration is 8 June. The deadlines for talk and poster abstracts are 18 May and 1 June, respectively.

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Understanding and Reconstructing Biointerfaces with 3D Soft Nanolithography: Faraday Discussion

We are delighted to announce that Understanding and Reconstructing Biointerfaces with 3D Soft Nanolithography will be held in London, United Kingdom on 3 – 5 July 2019.

Recently, groups from different fields have been making significant advances in creating the printing tools, chemical reactions, and analytical approaches for developing and studying 3D nanostructures composed of glycans and glycomimetics. This Faraday Discussion aims to bring these communities together in a single symposium to create a new language for approaching the challenge of carbohydrate-based biointerfaces ranging from researchers who focus entirely on printing tools, surface chemistry, binding thermodynamics, and glycobiology, and others whose nascent efforts to combine these are leading to groundbreaking new materials and a revolutionary understanding of these unconventional surface interactions, where multivalency and cooperativity have an outsized role. This symposium will show how chemistry, particularly the combination of physical and organic chemistry, will continue to drive advances in the field, and provide new approaches to understanding, and in turn, creating biomimetic materials with precisely controlled nanoscale structure in three dimensions.

The themes of this Faraday Discussion will be:

  • Multidimensional Micro- and Nano-printing Technologies
  • Preparation of Multivalent Glycan Micro- and Nano-Arrays
  • Glycan Interactions on Glycocalyx Mimetic Surfaces
  • New Directions in Surface Functionalization and Characterization

For more information, please visit the event web page.

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