Dynamics and Precision Spectroscopy in Hydrogen

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 1:15pm to Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 1:15pm
Phillips Auditorium, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA

Due to coronavirus travel restrictions, this workshop will be rescheduled at a later date.

Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe, where it is found both in atomic (H and D) and molecular forms. It is involved in a multitude of primary reactions that are essential to understand how the early universe cooled down, how the first molecules were formed, and how these further reacted to form more complex molecules. Molecular hydrogen is at the origin of all reaction cycles in interstellar clouds and takes part in numerous reactions in the gas phase and at the surface of dust particles. Despite its importance, numerous aspects of its structure and dynamics remain poorly known or are subject to controversy.

This workshop will bring together researchers interested in many different aspects of atomic or molecular hydrogen, their positive or negative ions and the corresponding antimatter counterparts. In recent years, there have been recent major strides in the experimental and theoretical investigations of hydrogen.

Organizing Committee: 

Chris H. Greene (Purdue), Christian Jungen (UCL) and Frédéric Merkt (ETH)