Faraday Discussion 153: Coherence and Control in Chemistry
25 - 27 July 2011
University of Leeds, UK
We now also know that many photochemical reactions of fundamental importance in biology appear to exploit quantum coherence in order to transfer energy efficiently to do work rather than dissipate the energy as heat.
This meeting aims to assess recent progress in our general understanding of coherence and control in chemistry and to define new avenues for future research
Faraday Discussion 153 aims to build on the achievements of a previous discussion held over 10 years ago in Leeds (FD113) which defined many areas of current activity in the field of molecular reaction dynamics and coherent control.
The current meeting will bring together experimentalists and theoreticians working in all areas of physics and chemistry who have an interest in probing and controlling chemical interactions at the quantum resolved level with the aim of defining the future challenges in the field.
- Electronic coherence in biological supramolecular assemblies
- Non-adiabatic interactions and molecular coherent control
- Strategies for coherent control
- Applications of coherent control
- Strong-field high harmonic generation and alignment control
We would like to thank the Institute of Physics Molecular Physics Group and the Quantum Optics, Quantum Information and Quantum Control Group for their co-sponsorship support of Faraday Discussion 153.
Ben Whitaker (University of Leeds, UK) (Chair)
Regina de Vivie-Riedle (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen, Germany)
Thomas Weinacht (SUNY Stony Brook, USA)
Helen Fielding (University College London, UK)
Mike Bearpark (Imperial College London, UK)
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