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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" )

Monday, October 01, 2007

Upcoming Physics Conferences

[To add an upcoming physics conference to this list, please send an email to 2Physics@gmail.com ]

October 1-5: Planets to Dark Energy (Manchester,UK)
October 8-14: Advanced string school (Bhubaneswar, India)
October 11-13: Algebra, geometry, and mathematical physics (Göteborg, Sweden)
October 24-26: Decrypting the universe (Edinburgh, UK)
October 28-November 2: 7th intl conference on complex systems (Boston, MA)
November 4-10: Noise, information and complexity at quantum scale (Erice, Sicily, Italy)
November 14-16: Euroflavour 07 - annual meeting of the flavianet European network (Orsay, France)
November 21-24: Combinatorial physics (Kraków, Poland)
November 30- December 2: Vienna Central European seminar on particle physics and quantum field theory, "commutative and noncommutative quantum fields" (Vienna, Austria)
December 4-9: Intl conference on magnetic materials (Kolkata, India)
December 10-13: Strings and superstrings in observational cosmology (Paris, France)
December 13-18: Topical conference on elementary particles, astrophysics, and cosmology (Miami, Florida)
December 17-21: 6th International Conference on Gravitation and Cosmology (Pune, India)
January 15-25: 2nd Asian winter school on string theory (Kusatsu-Machi, Agatsuma-Gun Gunma, Japan)
January 21-25: Microlensing meeting (Manchester, UK)
February 8-16: 11th intl Moscow school of physics (Moscow, Russia)
February 20-22: Sources and detection of dark matter and dark energy in the universe (Marina del Rey, California, USA)
April 20-25: Loops and legs in quantum field theory (Sondershausen, Germany)
May 12-16: New paths to quantum gravity (Holbaek Bay, Denmark)
May 26-30: 8th intl conference on clifford algebras and their applications in mathematical physics (Campinas, Brazil)
June 12-14: Post Newton 2008 (Jena)
June 13-15: Nature and Ontology (Montreal)
June 15-20: 5th intl conference on new developments in photodetection (Aix-les-Bains, France)
June 16-20: LISA Symposium (Barcelona, Spain)
June 30- July 4: 6th Euromech nonlinear dynamics conference (St Petersburg, Russia)



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