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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, July 07, 2008

Upcoming Physics Conferences

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

Jul 07-11: Dark Energy and Dark Matter (Lyon, France)
Jul 16-23: Astronomy Education Meeting (Lisbon, Portugal)
Jul 17-19: 12th Paris Cosmology Colloquium (Paris, France)
Aug 07-18: De Sitter Cosmology (Stockholm, Sweden)
Aug 25-29: Emergent Gravity (MIT, USA)
Aug 25-29: Geometry and Analysis (Stockholm, Sweden)
Aug 25-29: Gravity in Higher Dimensions (Bremen, Germany)
Aug 25-29: 22nd general conference of the condensed matter division of the European Physical Society (Rome, Italy)
Aug 26-29: COSMO 08 (Madison, USA)
Aug 26-29: Strong and Electroweak Matter (Amsterdam) Contact: sewm08@science.uva.nl
Sep 07-12: 100 Years after Minkowski (Bad Honnef, Germany)
Sep 08-12: Sources of Gravitational Radiation (Valencia, Spain)
Sep 14-20: QICS Workshop on "Foundational Structures for Quantum Information and Computation" (Obergurgl, Austria)
Sep 15-19: Raman scattering in materials science (Warsaw, Poland)
Sep 24-28: TeV astrophysics (Beijing, China)
Sep 24-28: Dark Matter, Dark Energy and Alternative Gravities (Beijing, China)
Sep 25-27: 24th Max Born Symposium on Quantum Statistical Mechanics and Field Theory(Wroclaw, Poland)
Oct 07-11: Dark Energy (Munich, Germany)
Oct 24-29: Italian Quantum Information Science Conference (Camerino, Italy)
Nov 10-14: Correlations and Coherence in Quantum Matter (Evora, Portugal)
Dec 07-14: Texas Symposium (Vancouver, Canada)
Mar 25-30: ISF Research Workshop on Random Matrices and Integrability: From Theory to Applications (Yad Hashmona, Judean Hills, Israel)
May 25-29: From the Planck Scale to the Electroweak Scale (Padova, Italy)
Jun 29-Jul 03: Invisible Universe (Paris, France)



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