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MODERN TRENDS IN NANOSCIENCE

Categories: Miscellaneous (Other)
Speaker: Princeton University, SYMPOSIUM in Honor of Giacinto Scoles
Date & Time: December 16, 2008 - 9:00am
Location: Princeton University

Agenda:
SYMPOSIUM in Honor of Giacinto Scoles
MODERN TRENDS IN NANOSCIENCE
Sponsored by:
Department of Chemistry
PRISM (Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials), and
PCCM (Princeton Center for Complex Materials)
In collaboration with the SISSA (International School for Advanced Studies), the Elettra Synchrotron
Radiation Laboratory and the Consortium for Bio-molecular Medicine in Trieste, Italy
December 14 – 16, 2008
Room 120 Frick Laboratory
Sunday 12/14 afternoon
OPENING SESSION
3:00 pm -3:30 pm: Introduction: S.L. Bernasek
3:30 pm- 4:10 pm: Michael Klein (Pennsylvania)
”Exploring PChem with GS: Five Decades and Counting”
4:20 pm -5:00 pm: Peter Eisenberger (Columbia)
“The Many Dimensions in Scoles Space”
Monday 12/15 morning
NANO-BIO-PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
9:00-9:10 Chair: J. Carey (Princeton)
9:10-9:50 G.Y. Liu (U.C.Davis)
“A Nanoengineering Approach to Present Ligands on Surfaces for Regulating Cell Signaling Processes”
9:50-10:30 M. Prato (Trieste)
“Synthesis and Applications of Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes”
10 :30 -11 :00 Break
NANOMATERIALS
11:00-11:10 Chair: S. Torquato (Princeton)
11:10-11:50 F. Stellacci (MIT)
“Nanoparticles and Biology”
11:50-12:30 G. Schatz (Northwestern)
“Molecules, Surfaces, Plasmons and Theory”
LUNCH
Monday 12/15 afternoon
HELIUM NANODROPLETS
2:00 -2:10 Chair : M. Havenith (Bochum)
2:10 -2:50 F. Stienkemeier (Freiburg im Br.)
“Helium Nanodroplet Isolation Spectroscopy: Ultra-fast Physics and Chemical Reactions Chilled to the Bone”
2:50 -3:30 C. Callegari (Graz)
“Spin Manipulation, Magnetic Dichroism, Optical Pumping, and Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy on He Nanodroplets”
3:30 -4:00 Break
SURFACES
4:00 -4:10 Chair: M. Cole (Penn State)
4:10 -4:50 F. Schreiber (Tuebingen)
“Watch them as they grow: Structure formation and optical spectroscopy of organic films in real time”
4:50 -5:30 H.-L. Dai (Temple)
“Using Linear and Non-Linear Light Scattering for Probing Nanometer Structures in Colloids and Supercooled Fluids”
Tuesday 12/16 morning
SPECTROSCOPY
9:00 -9:10 Chair : A. Selloni (Princeton)
9:10 -9:50 K. Lehmann (Virginia)
“Spectroscopy and Dynamics of Helium Nanodroplets”
9:50 -10:30 N. Camillone III (BNL)
“Ultrafast Surface Chemical Dynamics: Femtochemistry on Model Catalysts”
10:30 -11:00 Break
INTERMOLECULAR FORCES
11:00 -11:10 Chair: P. Bagus (UNT)
11:10 -11:50 K. Szalewicz (Delaware)
“Intermolecular force fields: How accurate need they be?”
11:50 -12:30 U. Buck (Goettingen)
“The Solvated Electron in Recent Cluster Experiments”
LUNCH
SURFACES
1:30 -1:40 Chair: R. Register (Princeton)
1:40 -2:20 U. Valbusa (Genoa)
“Ions as Tools for Nanofabrication”
2:20 -3:00 L. Casalis (Trieste)
“From Self-Assembled Monolayer to DNA/Protein NanoChips: Beyond the Vision”
3:00 -3:20 Break
Tuesday 12/16 afternoon
SUPER-INTERDISCIPLINARITY
3:20 -3:30 Chair: F. Biscarini (ISMN)
3:30 -4:10 P. Fenter (Argonne)
“Imaging Interfaces with X-rays: From Self-Assembly to Geo Chemistry (and beyond?)”
4:10 -4:50 S. Krol (Trieste)
“The Future of Nano-Medicine”
4:50 -5:30 J. Fernandez (Columbia)
”Force Clamp Spectroscopy of Single Proteins Using AFM”
5:30 -6:10 M. Parinello (ETH Zurich)
“Eppur si muove”
6:10 -6:20 Concluding Remarks: P. Eisenberger
Tuesday 12/16 evening
RECEPTION
6:30 -7:15 Library, Prospect House
DINNER
7:15 -10:00 Garden Room, Prospect House

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