Invited Lecturers - Updated: 24 October 2016


Prof. John Hall
Prof. John Hall Nobel Prize in Physics, 2005 (JILA & University of Colorado, Boulder, USA)
"Sub-Doppler laser molecular spectroscopy - 5 decades of world progress near (log) slope -1"

Prof. Mitchio Okumura
Prof. Mitchio Okumura (California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA)
"Application of mid-IR frequency comb spectroscopy for free radical kinetics"




Prof. Kjeld Eikema
Prof. Kjeld Eikema (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
"Deep-UV precision Ramsey-comb spectroscopy of molecular hydrogen"




Prof. Sune Svanberg
Prof. Sune Svanberg (University of Lund, Sweden)
"High resolution molecular spectroscopy in biology"




Prof. Stefan Willitsch
Prof. Stefan Willitsch (University of Basel, Switzerland)
"Precision spectroscopy of cold molecular ions in traps"




Prof. Walther Caminati
Prof. Walther Caminati (Università di Bologna, Italy)
"Chemical information from the rotational studies of homo and hetero binary mixtures of carboxylic acids"




Dr. Michael McCarthy
Dr. Michael McCarthy (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics & Harvard University, Cambridge, USA)
"Known unknowns and unknown unknowns: The search for new astronomical molecules in the laboratory"




Prof. Per Jensen
Prof. Per Jensen (Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany)
"Theoretical rovibronic energies of pathological molecules: Extreme floppiness and Born-Oppenheimer breakdown"




Prof. Dominik Marx
Prof. Dominik Marx (Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany)
"Theoretical spectroscopy from ab initio molecular dynamics"




Prof. Massimo Inguscio
Prof. Massimo Inguscio (LENS: European Laboratory for Non-linear Spectroscopy, Firenze, Italy)
"Ultracold quantum gases"




Jean-Michel Hartmann
Prof. Jean-Michel Hartmann (Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France)
"Almost purely classical modeling of laser-induced molecular alignement and molecular line-shapes"




Spectroscopy for a bright future

Prof. Aleksandra Foltynowicz-Matyba
Prof. Aleksandra Foltynowicz-Matyba (Umeå University, Sweden)
"Broadband precision spectroscopy with optical frequency comb Fourier transform spectroscopy"




Markku Vainio, Doc., Ph.D.
Markku Vainio, Doc., Ph.D. (University of Helsinki, Finland
"Miniature optical frequency combs for spectroscopy"




Dr. Simone Borri
Dr. Simone Borri (LENS: European Laboratory for Non-linear Spectroscopy, Firenze, Italy)
"Controlling quantum cascade lasers for high-resolution molecular spectroscopy in the mid IR"




Prof. Pascal Honvault
Prof. Pascal Honvault (Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France)
"Quantum reaction dynamics of atmospheric and astrophysical systems"




Prof. Wei Ren
Prof. Wei Ren (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
"Mid-infrared fiber-optic photoacoustic spectroscopy for trace gas sensing"




Dr. Sergei Yurchenko
Dr. Sergei Yurchenko (University College London, Great Britain)
"Molecular spectroscopy from first principles"




Dr. Piera Raspollini
Dr. Piera Raspollini (IFAC-CNR, Sesto Fiorentino, Firenze, Italy)
"Ten years of MIPAS (Michelson interferometer for passive atmospheric sounding) measurements: What about spectroscopy?"




Dr. Séverine Boyé-Péronne
Dr. Séverine Boyé-Péronne (Institut des Sciences Moléculaires d'Orsay, Université Paris-Sud, France)
"Vacuum-ultraviolet photoexcitation and relaxation of gas-phase carbonated species"




Dr. Sandra Brünken
Dr. Sandra Brünken (Universität zu Köln, Germany)
"Rotational and vibrational spectroscopy in cryogenic ion traps: Fingerprinting molecular tracers for astrophysics"




Dr. Anouk Rijs
Dr. Anouk Rijs (Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
"Peptide folding and aggregation probed by far-IR action spectroscopy"




Dr. Marie-Aline Martin-Drumel
Dr. Marie-Aline Martin Drumel (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics & Harvard University, Cambridge, USA)
"Microwave spectroscopy: A tool to study chemical reactions"






Contributed Presentations - To be Updated

6 presentations held by early stage postdoctoral fellows. Speakers will be chosen using the submitted abstracts.



Special Events Speakers - Updated: 18 October 2016



Vice-Rector Jouko Väänänen
Vice-Rector Jouko Väänänen (University of Helsinki, Finland)
Vice-Rector and Mathematics Professor Väänänen will host the University of Helsinki welcome reception on Sunday, the 20th of August.




Pro-Vice-Chancellor Tim Softley
Pro-Vice-Chancellor Tim Softley (University of Birmingham, UK)
Pro-Vice-Chancellor Softley will be the conference banquet speaker on Thursday, the 24th of August.




Prof. Jürgen Troe
Prof. Jürgen Troe (Emeritus Director, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany)
Prof. Troe will deliver the conference closing address at the festive lunch on Friday, the 25th of August.