Workshop Details
Geometry of Chemical Reaction Dynamics in Gas and Condensed Phases (Registration fee includes Lunch Monday & Tuesday)
06/10/2013 - 06/14/2013
Meeting Description:

This workshop focuses on complexity of dynamics and kinetics in reactions from small to large systems in terms of the underlying multidimensional dynamic, phase space structure. Dynamic inhomogeneity of phase space is known to often result in non-RRKM behavior in chemical
reactions, but the underlying mechanism has not been well established yet in the language of phase space for many-dimensional reacting systems. One of the key concepts is the so-called normally hyperbolic invariant manifold (NHIM) which mediates chemical reactions in a deterministic fashion even in a sea of chaos, and thermal fluctuation. The NHIM takes the place of the periodic orbit dividing surface (PODS), which is one of the most successful concepts developed several decades ago for low dimensional systems that enabled us to resolve the complex behavior in reaction dynamics. However, there yet exist many problems to be resolved for NHIM. For example, how does NHIM break down (or in the other term, how is selectivity of reactions spoiled) as an increase of energy, what is the key phase space structure for reactions through higher-index saddles, what is the corresponding counterpart in
dissipative Langevin systems or quantum mechanics, how can one make use of these geometrical objects to design the laser field that controls reactions in applications, how one can extract the NHIM or the stable/unstable manifolds from experimental time series? These are just some of the subjects to be resolved.

Registration fee includes a hot, catered lunch on Monday and Tuesday.


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This workshop is aimed at having an interdisciplinary meeting that brings together researchers in different fields (from mathematics, chemistry, nonlinear and biological physics) to tackle such new paradigm, and exploring the new, exciting, open questions, by stirring different
disciplines. The time slot for each speaker is about one hour, including thirty minutes of interactive discussions with the audience. The program
through a week is usually not fully occupied and allows the participants to exchange ideas in more detail and think about new possible collaborations during the meeting.

If you are interested in attending a meeting, but have not received an invitation, please contact the workshop organizer about availability before registering. Most TSRC meetings are very small, typically only about 25 people

Meeting Venue:

Telluride Intermediate School
725 West Colorado Avenue

Geometry of Chemical Reaction Dynamics in Gas and Condensed Phases (Registration fee includes Lunch Monday & Tuesday) Registered Meeting Participants:
Participant Organization
Berry, R. Stephen The University of Chicago
Byrd, Tommy College of William and Mary
Collins, Peter Bristol University
Delos, John william and mary university
Fukuda, Hiroya Nagoya University
Haller, George ETH Zurich
Keshavamurthy, Srihari Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Komatsuzaki, Tamiki Hokkaido university
KONISHI, Tetsuro Nagoya University
Koon, Wang Sang Caltech
Matsuyama, Hironori Nagoya University
Mauguiere, Frederic University of Bristol
Mitchell, Kevin University of California, Merced
Nagahata, Yutaka Hokkaido University
Teramoto, Hiroshi Hokkaido University

Telluride Science Research Center
Post Office Box 2429, Telluride CO 81435
Tel: + 970.708.4426
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