Workshop Details
Quantum Effects in Condensed-Phase Systems
07/20/2015 - 07/24/2015
Meeting Description:

Nuclear quantum effects such as zero-point energy conservation and tunnelling play an important role in many condensed-phase chemical systems. For example, zero-point energy differences are key to understanding the experimentally-observed differences in the thermodynamic properties of normal and heavy water, while both theoretical and experimental work has highlighted the role of quantum tunnelling in enzyme-catalyzed hydrogen transfer reactions. Furthermore, photochemical reactions, involving multiple potential energy surfaces, are implicitly quantum-mechanical in nature, while recent experimental work has begun to shed light on the role of quantum coherence in the efficient energy transfer processes observed in photosynthetic centers.

The challenge of understanding nuclear quantum effects in complex, many-particle systems has in recent years led to a growth in interest in the development of new theoretical tools aimed at providing an atomic-level view of quantum-chemical dynamics. New simulation methods, such as centroid molecular dynamics, ring-polymer molecular dynamics and the linearized semi-classical initial value representation provide computationally-efficient routes to calculating approximate quantum-dynamical properties in complex systems, while the development of methods such as ab initio multiple spawning have provided new insight into photochemical processes. These simulation approaches have in turn been applied to model quantum phenomena in a wide range of systems, ranging from proton transfer in aqueous environments to cis-trans photoisomerization of biological chromophores.

This principal aim of this workshop is to provide a snapshot of the current state-of-the-art in theoretical approaches for investigating nuclear quantum effects in complex, many-particle systems. This meeting will provide an open forum for researchers to discuss the development of new theoretical methods aimed at modelling time-dependent and time-independent properties in many-particle quantum-mechanical systems, as well as present recent applications of quantum simulation methods in modelling chemical processes such as hydrogen transfer and photochemical reactivity in condensed-phase environments.


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Supporting Files:

Telluride2015Schedule (1).pdf
Meeting Venue:

Telluride Elementary School
447 West Columbia Ave Telluride CO 81435

Quantum Effects in Condensed-Phase Systems Registered Meeting Participants:
Participant Organization
Althorpe, Stuart University of Cambridge
Ananth, Nandini Cornell University
Batista, Victor Yale
Berkelbach, Timothy Princeton University
Bowman, Joel Emory Univ
Ceriotti, Michele EPFL
Coker, David Boston University
Cotton, Stephen UC Berkeley
Habershon, Scott University of Warwick
Hammes-Schiffer, Sharon University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Jang, Seogjoo Queens College, CIty University of New York
Jones, Garth University of East Anglia
Levine, Benjamin Michigan State University
Makri, Nancy University of Illinois
Manolopoulos, David Oxford University
Markland, Thomas Stanford University
Martens, Craig University of California, Irvine
Martinez, Todd Stanford University
McKenzie, Ross University of Queensland
Miller, William Univ of Cal, Berkeley
Paesani, Francesco University of California, San Diego
Reichman, David Columbia
Rossi, Mariana University of Oxford
Rossky, Peter Rice University
Segal, Dvira University of Toronto
Subotnik, Joseph University of Pennsylvania
Willard, Adam MIT
Worth, Graham University of Birmingham

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