Invited Speakers


Pr. Marie-Pierre Gaigeot, Evry University, France: "Infrared spectroscopy of biomolecules"

Pr. Mark Tuckerman, New York University, USA: "Structure and diffusion of OH-(aq)"

Dr. Rodolphe Vuilleumier, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris, France: "Structure and reactivity"


Novel laser sources for X-ray and particle acceleration

Dr. Marie-Emmanuelle Couprie, SOLEIL, France: "Seeded free electron lasers"

Dr. Philippe Martin, Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique, France: "Laser accelerated protons and electrons in medical applications"

Pr. Margaret M. Murnane, Wen Li, Stefan Mathias, Henry Kapteyn, University of Colorado, USA: "Ultrafast Dynamics in Molecules and Materials probed by Coherent Electrons and X-Rays"


Infrared spectroscopy (2D and novel methods)

Dr. Jens Bredenbeck, University of Frankfurt, Germany: "2D-IR spectroscopy: chemistry and biophysics in real time"

Pr. Nancy E. Levinger, Colorado State University, USA: "Structure and dynamics of molecules in confined environments"


Ultrafast events in chemistry (radiation- and photo-chemistry)

Pr. Martina Havenith, Ruhr University, Germany: "Dynamics of water molecules around proteins"

Pr. Yosuke Katsumura, Tokyo University, Japan: "Electrons in high temperature and supercritical water and alcohols"

Dr. Jean Philippe Renault, Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique, France: "Early events in radiation chemistry of confined water"


Time resolved Structures

Pr. Christian Bressler, European XFEL: "Time-resolved X-ray absorption spectroscopy"

Pr. Marie Luise Groot, Free University Amsterdam, Netherlands: "Structure and dynamics of photoactive biomolecules"

Pr. Dwayne Miller, University of Toronto, Canada: "Making the Molecular Movie: The Quest for the Structure-Function Correlation in Biology"

Pr. Giulietta Smulevich, University of Florence, Italy: "Structure and Dynamics of heme proteins"

Dr. Steve Southworth, Argonne National Laboratory, USA: "Multiphoton absorption processes using x-ray FELs"

Dr. Michael Woerner, Max Born Intitute Berlin, Germany: "Femtosecond x-ray powder diffraction"



Second International Conference on
"Transient Chemical Structures in Dense Media"
November 29th - December 3rd, Paris, France
Eiffel Tower
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