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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" )

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Upcoming Physics Conferences

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

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 01-04: Workshop on Quantum Chaos: Theory and Applications. Dedicated to the 65th birthday of Marcos Saraceno (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
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)
Jan 11-15: Essential Cosmology for the Next Generation (Playa del Carmen, Mexico)
Jan 15-17: Axions 2010 (Gainesville, Florida)
Jan 26-29: GWDAW14: Gravitational Wave Data Analysis Workshop (Rome, Italy)
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)
Apr 05-09: PDEs, Relativity and Nonlinear Waves (Granada, Spain)
May 23-29: Workshop on Advances in Foundations of Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Information with atoms and photons ad memoriam of Carlo Novero (Turin, Italy)
Jun 14-17: Advances in Quantum Theory (Vaxjo, Sweden)
Jun 20-26: Theory Meets Data Analysis at Comparable and Extreme Mass Ratios (Waterloo, ON, Canada)
Jun 23-Jul 03: Quantum Gravity summer school (Morelia, Mexico)
Jun 28-Jul 02: LISA 8 (Stanford University, USA)
Jul 05-09: GR19 (Mexico City, Mexico)

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