ITAMPDalgarno Celebratory Symposium Schedule

September 10 - September 12, 2008
Cambridge, Ma 02138

Pictures from the event can be viewed here: http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/itamp/ad80.html

 

Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - Scientific Session in the Radcliffe Gym

     
8:30
Registration and Event information Morning Coffee and Pastry
 

Symposium Welcome: Kate Kirby
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Session I:
Astrochemistry
9:00-9:15
Chair: Bill Klemperer, Harvard University Quick TimeYouTube
9:15-10:00
Overview Talk:

Ewine van Dishoeck, Leiden Observatory
Astrochemistry: Building on Dalgarno’s Legacy

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10:00-10:30
  Steve Lepp, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Atomic and Molecular Probes of Astronomical Environments
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10:30-11:00
Break

11:00-11:30
  Phillip Stancil, University of Georgia
The Formation and Destruction of H−
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11:30-12:00
  John Black, Chalmers University of Technology
Astrochemistry: The Unfinished Symphony
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12:00-2:00
Lunch

     
Session II:
Atomic and Molecular Processes in the Solar System and Planetary Atmospheres
2:00-2:15
Chair: Jane Fox, Wright State University
Oxygen Escape from Mars: A Comparison of the Exobase Approximation to A Monte Carlo Method
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2:15-3:00
Overview Talk: Tom Cravens, The University of Kansas
Atomic and Molecular Processes in the Solar System and Planetary Atmospheres: An Overview
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3:00-3:30
  Michael Oppenheimer, Princeton University
Earth’s Ice Sheets and Sea Level Rise: Insufficient Data, Inadequate Models, an Urgent Need to Know
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3:30-4:00
 
Break
4:00-4:30
  Peng Zhang, Center for Astrophysics
Approach to Thermal Equilibrium in Atomic Collisions
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4:30-5:00
  Vasili Kharchenko, ITAMP
X-rays Induced by Charge-Exchange Collisions in Heliosphere
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5:15-7:30
Poster Session and Reception at CfA, 60 Garden Street in the Perkin Lobby
   
 

Thursday, September 11, 2008 - in the Radcliffe Gym

     
8:30
Morning Coffee and Pastry
Session III:
Calculations of Atomic and Molecular Properties
9:00-9:15 Chair: Ray Flannery, Georgia Tech
Calculations of Atomic and Molecular Properties
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9:15-10:00
Overview Talk: Gordon Drake, University of Windsor
Calculations of Atomic and Molecular Properties
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10:00-10:30
  Bernard Zygelman, University of Nevada
Calculation of rotational coupling effects in atomic collisions
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10:30-11:00
Break

11:00-11:30
  Michael Jamieson, University of Glasgow
Matrix Element Sums Evaluated via Differential Equations in Calculations of Atomic and Molecular Properties
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11:30-12:00
  Xi Chu, University of Montana
TDDFT for Dispersion Interactions, Spectroscopy, and Strong Field Processes
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12:00-2:00
Lunch  
     
Session IVa:
Undergraduate Collaborations
2:00-2:15
Chair: Jim Babb, ITAMP
The hyperfine structure of the hydrogen molecular ion
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2:15-2:40
Overview Talk: Jean Turner, University of California, Los Angeles
Molecular Clouds and Chemistry Beyond the Milky Way
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2:40-3:05
  Ron Pepino, JILA
Atom-Optical Analogs of Electronic Components and Devices
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3:05-3:30
  Jake Taylor, MIT
Metrology, Communication, and Simulation with Quantum Systems
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3:30-3:45
Break

     
Session IVb:
ITAMP History and Highlights
3:45-4:00
Chair: Hossein Sadeghpour, ITAMP Quick Time YouTube
4:00-4:15
Overview Talk: Richard Pratt, University of Pittsburgh Quick TimeYouTube
4:15-4:30   Kate Kirby, ITAMP Quick TimeYouTube
4:30-4:45   Barry Schneider, The National Science Foundation Quick TimeYouTube
4:45-5:00   Eric Heller, Harvard University Quick TimeYouTube
    Mikhail Lukin, Harvard University, ITAMP Quick TimeYouTube
    Alex Dalgarno, Harvard University, ITAMP Quick TimeYouTube
     
7:00
Symposium Dinner at the Harvard Faculty Club
  Banquet Speaker: Neal Lane, Rice University
     
 

Friday, September 12, 2008 - in the Radcliffe Gym

   
8:30
Morning Coffee and Pastry
Session V:
Ultra-cold Collisions/Long-range Interactions
9:00-9:15
Chair: Francoise Masnou, Laboratoire Aimé Cotton Quick TimeYouTube
9:15-10:00
Overview Talk: Randy Hulet, Rice University
Photoassociation of Ultracold Atoms
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10:00-10:30
  Robin Cote, University of Connecticut
Forming Ultracold Molecules
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10:30-11:00
Break

11:00-11:30
  Roman Krems, University of British Columbia
On the Fully Uncoupled Space-fixed Coordinate Basis Representation for Molecular Collisions in the Presence of External Fields and the Spherical Tensor Formalism for Atomic and Molecular Interactions
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11:30-12:00
  N. Balakrishnan, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Collisions and Reactions in Ultracold Gases
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12:00-2:00
Lunch  
     
Session VI:
Interstellar Medium and Molecular Astrophysics
2:00-2:15
Chair: Pat Thaddeus, Harvard-Smithsonian CfA Quick TimeYouTube
2:15-3:00
Overview Talk: Tom Hartquist, University of Leeds
How Interstellar Chemistry (and Astrochemistry More Generally) Became Useful
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3:00-3:30
  Amiel Sternberg, Tel Aviv University
Molecules and Radiation: From Star Forming Regions to Quasars
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3:30-4:00
Break  
4:00-4:30
  David Neufeld, John Hopkins University
Molecular Astrophysics with the Spitzer Space Telescope
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5:30-7:00
Concert Reception: Wine, Hors d'oeuvres