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The 23rd International Conference on High Resolution Molecular Spectroscopy

Bologna, Italy, September 2-6, 2014

 
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Bergische Universität
Wuppertal
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Latest news update
20th March 2014: The second circular is being distributed by e-mail.   Click here to see it.

4th December 2013: The first circular is being distributed by e-mail.   Click here to see it.

23rd November 2013: The invited speakers have been selected. Click here to see the list of them.

4th February 2013: The 23rd International Conference on High Resolution Molecular Spectroscopy will be held in Bologna, Italy, from Tuesday, September 2nd, to Saturday, September 6th, 2014, with Professor Walther Caminati as principal organizer.

The conference venue will be the Department of Chemistry of the university, located in central Bologna. Accommodation will be available in the dormitories of the university and in boarding houses and hotels near the conference venue.

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Registration
The deadline for abstract submission and registration is June 1st 2014. Registration and submission of abstracts take place by way of the local BOLOGNA2014 website https://sites.google.com/site/bolognaspec2014/   Your registration becomes valid when your payment has been received by the local organizers. If you have indicated on-site payment, a printed version of the completed registration form must be signed (important!), scanned as PDF, and up-loaded together with your online registration.

If you have preregistered, you are likely to receive a registration reminder email during May 2014.

In the second circular "IUPAC rates" are mentioned: They apply for "IUPAC Members or Associated", that is, participants who hold an active IUPAC (International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry) membership. As a rule of thumb: If you hold a IUPAC membership (and can present written evidence of this), the reduced rate applies. If you are puzzled as to what a IUPAC member is, chances are that you are not a member and the normal rate applies.

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Abstract submission
Abstracts are submitted by file up-load to the local BOLOGNA2014 website https://sites.google.com/site/bolognaspec2014/   The deadline for abstract submission and registration is June 1st 2014. Abstracts should be prepared in RTF, DOC, or DOCX format using the template file provided online. Please include in the corresponding fields of the up-load form (not in the abstract file):
  • the title of the contribution,
  • the names of authors and their affiliations (without diacritical symbols),
  • whether the presentation is a talk (of certain length/type), or if you opt for a poster,
  • if the first author and presenter of a talk competes for the BOLOGNA2014 Pliva Prize,
  • keywords to be used for the assignment of the contribution to an appropriate session.
Please use the Word RTF template file BO2014_abstract_Template.rtf for formatting and submitting your abstract. Up-load your abstract in one of the three file formats accepted by the up-load form. Please do not e-mail your abstract in any other format than RTF, DOC, or DOCX, and please do not send any printed abstracts in envelopes.

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PRAHA2012 Ioannes Marcus Marci Session
In the afternoon of Thursday, September 6, 2012, the ceremonial Ioannes Marcus Marci Session was held in a historic lecture hall in the city centre with the featured Ioannes Marcus Marci speaker
ERIC A. CORNELL, JILA, University of Colorado, USA,

Nobel Laureate in Physics 2001. The title of his talk was

A Particle Physics Laboratory Inside a Molecule: Frequency-Comb Molecular Ion Spectroscopy and the Electron's Electric Dipole Moment.

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2012 Benedict Spectroscopy Award
The Benedict Award honours the life-time contributions and achievements of a scientist who has made a landmark impact on spectroscopy research and its applications. It is introduced in honour of William S. Benedict, widely acclaimed for his fundamental contributions delineating the mechanism of the water-vapour laser, his early work on molecular line shape, and for his discovery of hydrogen chloride in the atmosphere of the planet Venus.

This Elsevier Award is administered by the Editors and Publisher of the Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer (JQSRT). Starting in 2012, the Benedict Award is being presented every two years. It consists of a glass statuette and an official Elsevier certificate.

The 2012 Benedict Award recipient is Professor Peter F. Bernath, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.A.

In an address given in connection with the PRAHA2012 chamber concert on Friday, September 7, 2012, in the historical Carolinum lecture hall in central Prague, Dr. Laurence S. Rothman, editor-in-chief of JQSRT and chairman of the international steering committee of PRAHA2012, marked the occasion of the first Benedict Award having been presented.

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PRAHA2012 Pliva prizes
The PRAHA2012 Pliva prizes were won by:
  • George Economides, Department of Chemistry, Oxford University, United Kingdom.
  • Kohei Tada, Graduate School of Science, University of Kobe, Japan.
  • Dennis Wachsmuth, Institut für Physikalische Chemie und Elektrochemie, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität, Hannover, Germany.

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Historical / Internet archive ....
 
Dusan Papousek The principal organizer of the first 11 meetings of the "PRAHA" series, Dr. Dušan Papoušek, passed away on 14th October 2010 at the age of 80 years after a long battle with cancer. We remember him not only as a distinguished spectroscopist, but also as the organizer of legendary conferences at Liblice Castle.

Click here for a brief history of the "PRAHA" spectroscopy conferences.

The PRAHA internet archive is under construction. We are working towards making more links to conference programs, author indices, etc. active during the next months/years and we endeavour to collect more photographs from the early conferences in the series. J. T. Hougen
The establishment of the PRAHA internet archive was inspired by a very personal account of, on one hand, the goings-on at some of the early conferences in the PRAHA series and, on the other hand, the intricacies of the Czech language, given by Dr. Jon T. Hougen at PRAHA2008. This talk marked the occasion of PRAHA2008 being the 20th conference in the series. Dr. Hougen can be aptly described as the Spirit of Conferences Present and here he is being watched by the Ghost of Conferences Past.

22: PRAHA2012 (September 4-8, 2012)
|   Program   |   Abstract book   |   Last-minute program changes   |   Author index   |   Invited speakers   |   Ioannes Marcus Marci Session   |   Student prize winners   |   Chamber concert   |   Photo gallery   |   Conference photograph © Ladislav Hovorka 2012   |

21: POZNAN2010 (September 7-11, 2010)
|   Program   |   Author index   |   Invited speakers   |   Student prize winners   |   Organ concert   |   Photo gallery   | Full-size conference photograph (5 MB)   |

20: PRAHA2008 (September 2-6, 2008)
|   PRAHA2008   |   Program   |   Invited speakers   |   Ioannes Marcus Marci Session   |   A brief history of the Prague meeting   |   Student prize winners   |   Chamber concert   |   Photo gallery   |   Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy special issue   |
The introduction entitled "PRAHA2008" by Per Jensen, Štĕpán Urban, Koichi M. T. Yamada and Jon T. Hougen was published in Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy, Vol. 256, on pages 1-3. © Elsevier 2009. It is available here by courtesy of Elsevier.
The brief history of the Prague meeting is Jon T. Hougen's powerpoint presentation at the Ioannes Marcus Marci Session (pdf format, 1.65 MB), available here by courtesy of Dr. Hougen.

19: PRAHA2006 (August 29-September 2, 2006)
|   PRAHA2006   |   Program   |   Invited speakers   |   Ioannes Marcus Marci Session   |   Student prize winners   |   Chamber concert   |   Photo gallery   |   Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy special issue   |
The article entitled "PRAHA2006" by Per Jensen and Štĕpán Urban was published in Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy, Vol. 243, on pages 103-104. © Elsevier 2007. It is available here by courtesy of Elsevier.

18: PRAHA2004 (September 8-12, 2004)
|   Program   |   Invited speakers   |   Ioannes Marcus Marci Session   |   Student prize winners   |   Chamber concert   |   Photo gallery   |

17: PRAHA2002 (September 1-5, 2002)
|   Program   |   Invited speakers   |   Ioannes Marcus Marci Session   |   Student prize winners   |   Chamber concert   |   Photo gallery   |   The floods before PRAHA2002.   |

16: PRAHA2000 (September 3-7, 2000)
|   Program   |   Author index   |   Invited speakers   |   Ioannes Marcus Marci Session   |   Student prize winners   |   Chamber concert   |   Photo gallery   |

15: PRAHA98 (August 30-September 3, 1998)
|   Program   |   Author index   |   Student prize winners   |   Photo gallery   |

14: PRAHA96 (September 9-13, 1996)
|   Program   |   Author index   |   Photo gallery   |

13: Poznań (September 5-9, 1994)
|   Program   |   Author index   |   Photo gallery   |

12: Dobříš (September 7-11, 1992)
|   Program   |   Author index   |   Photo gallery   |

11: Dobříš (September 3-7, 1990)
|   Program   |   Author index   |   Photo gallery   |

10: Liblice (September 5-9, 1988)
|   Program   |   Abstracts   |   General information   |   Photo gallery   |

9: Liblice (September 8-12, 1986)
|   Program   |   Abstracts   |   Photo gallery   |

8: Liblice (September 3-7, 1984)
|   Program   |   Abstracts   |   Participants   |   Photo gallery   |

7: Liblice (September 6-10, 1982)
|   Program   |   Abstracts   |   Participants   |   Photo gallery   |

6: Liblice (September 8-12, 1980)
|   Program   |   Abstracts   |   Participants   |   Photo gallery   |

5: Liblice (September 18-22, 1978)
|   Program   |   Photo gallery   |

4: Liblice (September 6-10, 1976)
|   Program   |   Photo gallery   |

3: Liblice (September 2-6, 1974)
|   Program   |   Photo gallery   |

2: Prague (September 4-8, 1972)
|   Program   |   Abstracts   |   Participants   |   Photo gallery   |   1st Bulletin   |   2nd Bulletin   |   3rd Bulletin   |   4th Bulletin   |   Registration form   |

1: Prague (June 23-26, 1970)
|   Program   |   Photo gallery   |   1st Announcement (German version)   |   3rd Announcement   |   Invitation to submit   |

If you have photographs from early conferences that are not on the site already, please scan them and send the resulting files to praha@uni-wuppertal.de together with a short note to jensen@uni-wuppertal.de announcing the arrival of the picture files. We will include them in these photo galleries even though it may take a while until we get around to doing so!

We are grateful for photographs from Eva and Philip R. Bunker, Malathy Devi, Tsuneo Hirano, Jacek Koput, Agnès Perrin, Jiří Plechatý, Erika and Heinz Schrötter, Brenda P. Winnewisser, Manfred Winnewisser, Flemming Winther, and Sergei Yurchenko, and for participant identifications from Philip R. Bunker, Edward A. Cohen, Thomas Giesen, Georges Graner, Jacek Koput, Kevin K. Lehmann, Heinz Schrötter, Brenda P. Winnewisser, and Koichi M. T. Yamada. Also, we thank Brenda and Manfred Winnewisser for supplying historical documents related to the conferences.

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- further information will be posted on this web site as it becomes available.

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