Timetable - Updated: 4 August 2017

Timetable

Sunday 20.8

16.30 - 18.00 Registration (Main Building, University of Helsinki)
18.00 - 18.30 Conference opening and musical performance (Large Ballroom, Main Building) - Session chair: Michel Herman
18.30 - 19.30 Festive presentation (Large Ballroom, Main Building)
Sub-Doppler laser molecular spectroscopy - 5 decades of world progress near (log) slope -1
John Hall, Nobel Laureate, JILA & University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
19.30 - 21.30 University of Helsinki Welcome Reception (Teachers' Newspaper Reading Room and Café, Main Building)

Monday 21.8

Invited lecturers - Session chair: Stephan Schlemmer
09.00 - 09.45 Chemical information from the rotational studies of homo and hetero binary mixtures of carboxylic acids
Walther Caminati, Università di Bologna, Italy
09.45 - 10.30 Application of mid-IR frequency comb spectroscopy for free radical kinetics
Mitchio Okumura, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA
10.30 - 12.00 Coffee and posters
Contributed presentations - Session chair: Markus Metsälä
12.00 - 12.15 Towards the full frequency stabilization of quantum cascade laser frequency combs
Francesco Cappelli, CNR, INO, Sesto Fiorentino, Firenze, Italy
12.15 - 12.30 Fine structure of 4He2+ from Rydberg spectra of 4He2
Paul Jansen, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
12.30 - 14.00 Lunch
Spectroscopy for bright future - Session chair: Paolo De Natale
14.00 - 14.30 Whispering gallery mode resonators for high-resolution spectroscopy
Simone Borri, LENS: European Laboratory for Non-linear Spectroscopy, Firenze, Italy
14.30 - 15.00 Broadband precision spectroscopy with optical frequency comb Fourier transform spectroscopy
Aleksandra Foltynowicz-Matyba, Umeå University, Sweden
15.00 - 15.30 Miniature optical frequency combs for spectroscopy
Markku Vainio, University of Helsinki, Finland
15.30 - 17.00 Coffee and posters

Tuesday 22.8

Spectroscopy for bright future - Session chair: Attila Császár
9.00 - 9.30 Molecular spectroscopy from first principles
Sergei Yurchenko, University College London, Great Britain
9.30 - 10.00 Rotational and vibrational spectroscopy in cryogenic ion traps: Fingerprinting molecular tracers for astrophysics
Sandra Brünken, Universität zu Köln, Germany
10.00 - 10.30 Microwave spectroscopy: A tool to study chemical reactions
Marie-Aline Martin-Drumel, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics & Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
10.30 - 12.00 Coffee, posters, and exhibitor stands
Contributed presentations - Session chair: Markku Vainio
12.00 - 12.15 Rydberg states of alkali atoms on helium droplets: electrons in a Coulomb potential shielded by a superfluid dielectric
Andreas Hauser, Graz University of Technology, Austria
12.15 - 12.30 Use of quantum-correlated twin beams for cancellation of power fluctuations in a continuous-wave optical parametric oscillator for high-resolution spectroscopy in the rapid scan mode
Jalaal Norooz Oliaee, University of Calgary, Canada
12.30 - 14.00 Lunch
Invited lecturers - Session chair: Gilberte Chambaud
14.00 - 14.45 Ultracold quantum gases
Massimo Inguscio, LENS: European Laboratory for Non-linear Spectroscopy, Firenze, Italy
14.45 - 15.30 Precision spectroscopy of cold molecular ions in traps
Stefan Willitsch, University of Basel, Switzerland
15.30 - 17.00 Coffee, posters, and exhibitor stands
17.00 - 17.30 Workshop on Highly Accurate Modulation Spectroscopy: short introduction by John Hall (Nobel Laureate, JILA & University of Colorado, Boulder, USA) and discussion
18.30 - 20.00 City of Helsinki Welcome Reception (Helsinki City Ballroom)

Wednesday 23.8

Invited lecturers - Session chair: Jon Hougen
09.00 - 09.45 Theoretical rovibronic energies of pathological molecules: Extreme floppiness and Born-Oppenheimer breakdown
Per Jensen, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany
09.45 - 10.30 Theoretical spectroscopy from ab initio molecular dynamics
Dominik Marx, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
10.30 - 12.00 Coffee, posters, and exhibitor stands
12.30 - 18.30 Excursion to Porvoo and lunch at the Haikko Manor

Thursday 24.8

Invited lecturers - Session chair: Agnes Perrin
09.00 - 09.45 Deep-UV precision Ramsey-comb spectroscopy of molecular hydrogen
Kjeld Eikema, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
09.45 - 10.30 Almost purely classical modeling of laser-induced molecular alignement and molecular line-shapes
Jean-Michel Hartmann, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France
10.30 - 12.00 Coffee, posters, and exhibitor stands
Contributed presentations - Session chair: Vesa Hänninen
12.00 - 12.15 High resolution microwave spectroscopy and structure of the weakly bound Xe···OCS complex
Daniel Obenchain, Gottfried-Wilhelm-Leibniz-Universität, Hannover, Germany
12.15 - 12.30 β-Estradiol: First rotationally resolved spectrum of a steroid hormone
Sabrina Zinn, Max Planck Institute for the Structure & Dynamics of Matter, Hamburg, Germany
12.30 - 14.00 Lunch
Spectroscopy for bright future - Session chair: Therese Huet
14.00 - 14.30 Peptide folding and aggregation probed by far-IR action spectroscopy
Anouk Rijs, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
14.30 - 15.00 Mid-infrared fiber-optic photoacoustic spectroscopy for trace gas sensing
Wei Ren, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
15.00 - 15.30 Presentations by exhibitors
IR Sweep
NKT Photonics
Menlo Systems
Kimmy Photonics
15.30 - 17.00 Coffee, posters, and exhibitor stands
19.00 - 23.00 Conference banquet (Ravintola Saaristo, Klippan Isle)
Banquet speaker: Tim Softley, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

Friday 25.8

Spectroscopy for bright future - Session chair: Amanda Ross
09.00 - 09.30 Quantum reaction dynamics of atmospheric and astrophysical systems
Pascal Honvault, Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France
09.30 - 10.00 Vacuum-ultraviolet photoexcitation and relaxation of gas-phase carbonated species
Séverine Boyé-Péronne, Institut des Sciences Moléculaires d'Orsay, Université Paris-Sud, France
10.00 - 10.30 Ten years of MIPAS (Michelson interferometer for passive atmospheric sounding) measurements: What about spectroscopy?
Piera Raspollini, IFAC-CNR, Sesto Fiorentino, Firenze, Italy
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break
Invited lecturers - Session chair: Wolfgang Ernst
11.00 - 11.45 High resolution molecular spectroscopy in biology
Sune Svanberg, University of Lund, Sweden
11.45 - 12.30 Known unknowns and unknown unknowns: The search for new astronomical molecules in the laboratory
Michael McCarthy, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics & Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
12.30 - 16.00 Concluding festive lunch (Old Student House) - Chair: Frederic Merkt
Festive speaker: Jürgen Troe, University of Göttingen, Germany