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25th Dynamics of Molecular Collisions Conference

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Technical Report,01 Jun 2015,30 Nov 2015

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Wayne State University Detroit United States

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This proposal provided support for students and post-docs to attend the Conference on the Dynamics on Molecular Collisions DMC. DMC has formed a unique platform for researchers in reaction dynamics and has witnessed its phenomenal growth over the years. The first DMC was held in 1965 in New Hampton, New Hampshire and was chaired by Professor John Fenn, the 2002 Nobel Prize recipient for his work in developing electrospray ionization methods that efficiently introduce biological molecules into molecular beams. The chairman of the second meeting was Professor John Polanyi, the 1986 winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on reaction dynamics. Professor Polanyi shared this Nobel Prize with Professor Dudley Herschbach of Harvard and Professor Y. T. Lee of University of California Berkeley. Professor Lee chaired the seventh DMC meeting in 1978 held at Pacific Grove in California and was the keynote speaker in the 25th DMC held this yearend supported by this proposal. The DMC has also played a key role in educating graduate students and postdoctoral researchers entering this field. It has also served as a gathering place for international cooperation and exchange, and strongly advanced interaction between theorists and experimentalists. The conference was extremely successful, with over 120 attendees from many countries around the world, many of whom were students and junior researchers supported by this proposal.

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  • Particle Accelerators

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