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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" )

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Upcoming Physics Conferences

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

Aug 17-23: Astrophysics and Cosmology after Gamow: Recent progress and new horizons: 4-th Gamow International Conference and 9-th Gamow Summer School "Astronomy and beyond: Astrophysics, Cosmology, Radioastronomy, High Energy Physics and Astrobiology" (Odessa, Ukraine)
Aug 18-28: International Summer School on Astroparticle Physics (Nijmegen, Netherlands)
Aug 21-27: Bogolyubov Conference "Problems of Theoretical and Mathematical Physics" (Moscow-Dubna, Russia)
Aug 25-28: Primordial Gravitational Waves (Cambridge, UK)
Aug 30-Sep 03: Joint International Hadron Structure Conference (Tatranska Strba, Slovak Republic)
Sep 02-05: Challenges in Cosmology (Talloires, France)
Sep 07-11: Cosmo-09 (CERN, Geneva)
Sep 11-14: Particle Cosmology (CERN, Geneva)
Sep 14-19: Intl Workshop on Weak Interactions and Neutrinos (L'Aquila, Italy)
Sep 15-18: Bogolyubov Kyiv Conference "Modern Problems of Theoretical and Mathematical Physics" (Kyiv, Ukraine)
Sep 24-28: International Conference on Electron Dynamics in Semiconductors, Optoelectronics and Nanostructures (Montpellier, France)
Sep 28-Oct 02: Physical Properties of Nanosystems (Yalta, Ukraine)
Oct 02-03: Colloquium in memory of Jan Stern: From Current Algebra to the Standard Model and Beyond (Paris, France)
Oct 08-09: Space, Time and Beyond (Golm, Germany)
Oct 11-14: 50 years of the Aharonov-Bohm Effect: Concepts and Applications (Tel Aviv, Israel)
Oct 26-30: Galileo - Xu Guangqi Meeting on the Sun, the Stars, the Universe and General Relativity (Shanghai, China)
Nov 29-Dec 04: Intl Conference on Hadron Spectroscopy (Tallahassee, FL, USA)
Nov 30-Dec 03: International Symposium on Computational Mechanics (Hong Kong and Macau, China)
Dec 15-20: Topical Conference on Elementary Particles, Astrophysics, and Cosmology (Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA)
Jan 04-08: 3rd Intl Workshop On High Energy Physics in the LHC Era (Valparaiso, Chile)
Jan 05-08: 39th Winter Meeting on Statistical Physics (Taxco, Guerrero, Mexico)
Feb 08-13: 46th Winter School of Theoretical Physics: Quantum Dynamics and Information: Theory and Experiment (Ladek Zdroj, Poland)
Feb 23-26: Gravitational Wave Symposium (John Hopkins U., USA)
Jun 28-Jul 02: LISA 8 (Stanford U., USA)
Jul 05-09: GR19 (Mexico City, Mexico)

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