Workshop Details
Quantum Effects in Condensed-Phase Systems
07/29/2019 - 08/02/2019
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.

Notes:

We wish to ensure an intimate workshop setting, with no more than 20 to 25 participants. If you are interested in attending, but have not received an invitation, please contact the workshop organizer before registering. If you have registered for a meeting you were not invited to, you may be subject to a $100 fee.

TSRC is about expanding the frontiers of science, exploring new ideas, and building collaborations. The workshop schedule will allow for substantial unstructured time for participants to talk and think. All participants are expected to stay for the entire duration of the workshop. Scientists are encouraged to consider bringing family or friends. Telluride offers a number of options for children's camps (including Telluride Academy, Aha School for the Arts, and Pinhead Institute). There is more information on childcare, camps, and family activities on TSRC's website. Feel free to contact TSRC's staff to help with any planning and/or coordinating care.

Meeting Venue:

Telluride Intermediate School
725 West Colorado Ave Telluride CO 81435

Meeting Details:

Workshop Price: $ 390.00
Early Bird Lodging Discount Available Until: 01/15/2019

A $100.00 discount is applied to your lodging cost when you register before 01/15/2019.

Cancellation Policy: All cancelled registrations are subject to a $100 Cancellation Fee. TSRC can only guarantee a refund for the balance of fees and lodging charges paid when a refund is requested prior to the Cancellation Deadline that is specific to each workshop, which in this case is 06/29/2019. TSRC always recommends that participants purchase travel insurance to protect against unforeseen, last-minute travel plan changes.

Registered Meeting Participants:
Participant Organization Arrival Information Departure Information Interested in Sharing Transportation?
Althorpe, Stuart University of Cambridge 7/28
8/3
Ceriotti, Michele EPFL 7/28
8/2
Curchod, Basile Durham University 7/28
8/3
DISTASIO, ROBERT Cornell University 7/26
8/2
Habershon, Scott University of Warwick 7/28
8/3
Huo, Pengfei University of Rochester 7/28
8/3
Isborn, Christine University of California Merced 7/28
8/1
Limmer, David UC Berkeley 7/28
8/2
Manby, Fred University of Bristol 7/28
8/2
Manolopoulos, David Oxford University 7/28
8/3
Markland, Tom Stanford University 7/28
8/3
Marsalek, Ondrej Charles University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics 7/28
8/3
Marsalek, Ondrej [2nd Reservation] Charles University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics 7/27
7/28
Maurer, Reinhard University of Warwick 7/28
8/3
Miller, Thomas F. California Institute of Technology
Montoya-Castillo, Andres Stanford University 7/28
8/3
Penfold, Thomas Chemistry
Rabani, Eran Uc Berkeley 7/28
8/2
Reichman, David Columbia University 7/28
8/3
Remsing, Richard C Temple University 7/28
8/3
Richardson, Jeremy ETH Zurich 7/28
8/3
Y
Shi, Liang University of California, Merced 7/28
8/1
Simine, Lena Rice University 7/28
8/2
Tuckerman, Mark New York University 7/28
8/3
Videla, Pablo Yale University 7/28
8/3
Wang, Lu Rutgers University 7/28
8/2
Willard, Adam MIT 7/28
8/2
Yuen-Zhou, Joel UC San Diego 7/28
8/2
Y

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