The “Robert J. Silbey Memorial Symposium on Theory for Experimentalists” will take place December 6-7, 2012 at the Georgia Tech Research Institute Conference Center in Atlanta, GA. The symposium is being organized by Professors Jean-Luc Brédas and Ron Chance. The list of invited speakers includes:
- David Beljonne (University of Mons): “Beyond Förster Resonance Energy Transfer in Biological and Nanoscale Systems”
- Angelo Bongiorno (Georgia Institute of Technology): “Chemical Structure and Metastability of Graphene Oxide”
- Yuan-Chung Cheng (National Taiwan University): “On Excitonic Phenomena in Molecular Aggregates: A Tribute to Robert J. Silbey”
- Jérôme Cornil (University of Mons): "Charge Transport in Organic Semiconductors : From Molecular Junctions to Supramolecular Assemblies"
- Veaceslav Coropceanu (Georgia Institute of Technology): "The Effect of Static and Dynamic Disorder on Charge Transport in Organic Molecular Semiconductors"
- Demetrio da Silva Filho (University of Brasília): "Charge Transport in Organic Semiconductors: Probing High Mobility with Light"
- Rigoberto Hernandez (Georgia Institute of Technology): "Free Energy and Structure in Biomolecular Pulling Simulations"
- Greg Scholes (University of Toronto): "A Little Coherence in Electronic Energy Transfer Dynamics"
- David Sherrill (Georgia Institute of Technology): "Understanding Non-covalent Interactions in Experimental Systems through Quantum Chemical Analysis"
- Frank Spano (Temple University): "Novel Mechanisms for Forming J-aggregates, H-aggregates and Those In-Between"
- Troy Van Voorhis (MIT): “Interactions at Organic Interfaces”
- David Yaron (Carnegie-Mellon): “Lowering the Cost of Electronic Structure Calculations by Embedding Empirical Parameters in Ab Initio Theory”
Registration is free; however, since space is limited, registration is required. The deadline for registration is November 19, 2012.
A limited number of hotel rooms have been reserved at a special rate of $139/night (includes in-room wireless, breakfast, and parking) at the nearby Courtyard Marriott Midtown Atlanta location. The deadline for making hotel reservations is October 1, 2012. Please be advised that there are a number of high profile events taking place in Atlanta the week of the symposium, so hotels in the area may sell out quickly. Make your reservation here.
Georgia Tech Research Institute Conference Center
250 14th street NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(Parking for the symposium is free)