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2Physics Quote:
"About 200 femtoseconds after you started reading this line, the first step in actually seeing it took place. In the very first step of vision, the retinal chromophores in the rhodopsin proteins in your eyes were photo-excited and then driven through a conical intersection to form a trans isomer [1]. The conical intersection is the crucial part of the machinery that allows such ultrafast energy flow. Conical intersections (CIs) are the crossing points between two or more potential energy surfaces."
-- Adi Natan, Matthew R Ware, Vaibhav S. Prabhudesai, Uri Lev, Barry D. Bruner, Oded Heber, Philip H Bucksbaum
(Read Full Article: "Demonstration of Light Induced Conical Intersections in Diatomic Molecules" )

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Upcoming Physics Conferences

Here is a selected list of forthcoming conferences in Physics. You are welcome to freely advertise Physics jobs or conferences in 2Physics by sending an email to 2Physics@gmail.com.

September 3-12: "International advanced summer school on modern mathematical physics: theoretical cosmology and observational status of modern cosmology" (Dubna, Russia)
September 7-9: "Maxwell 150 Years On" (Aberdeen, UK)
September 10-23: "XII Brazilian School on Cosmology and Gravitation" (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
September 17-23: "School in string theory" (Bhubaneswar, India)
September 25-29: "COSMO 2006: International Workshop on Particle Physics and Early Universe" ( Lake Tahoe, CA, USA)
October 6-8: "Mensa colloquium 2006: revolution in cosmology" (Albany, NY, USA)
October 26-28: "10th Paris Cosmology Colloquium" (Paris, France)
November 6-9: "Nanoscience & nanotechnology 2006" (Rome, Italy)
December 17-19: Intl workshop on neutrino masses and mixings - toward unified understanding of quark and lepton mass matrices (Shizuoka, Japan)


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