Welcome to CMDSonline!

CMDSonline is an online webinar series intended to bring together researchers developing and applying state-of-the-art Coherent MultiDimensional Spectroscopic methods to address problems in chemistry, biology, physics, and material science. The aim of the series is to keep the CMDS community alive during the covid19 pandemic times. The webinars are scheduled as bi-weekly global presentations on recent research developments. The webinars are set up as pairs of 30 minutes talks with 15 minutes discussion time for efficient exchange of ideas, with a total duration of 1½ hour. The exact webinar time will depend on the speakers’ continents.

The webinars are free of charge but you need to register to receive Zoom links to the webinars.

May 7

4 pm CET — 10 am EDT – 11 pm JST

Tahei Tahara (RIKEN, Japan)

“Vibrational dynamics of interfacial water revealed by 2D HD-VSFG spectroscopy”

Donatas Zigmantas (Chemical Physics, Lund University, Sweden)

“From chlorophylls to photosynthetic complexes – studies of vibronic mixing using polarization-controlled 2DES”

23 April

4 pm CET — 10 am EDT – 11 pm JST

Oliver Kühn (Institute of Physics, University of Rostock, 18051 Rostock, Germany)

“Fluorescence Detected Two-Dimensional Spectroscopy (FD2DS) of Coupled Chromophores”

Christopher Cheatum (Department of Chemistry, University of Iowa, US)

“Accelerating 2D IR Measurements of Protein Dynamics”

9 April

4 pm CET — 10 am EDT – 11 pm JST (please mind daylight saving time!)

Maxim Gelin (School of Science, Hangzhou Dianzi University, CN)

“Modeling of exciton-vibrational dynamics with many degrees of freedom at finite temperature and simulation of nonlinear spectroscopic signals”

Jürgen Hauer (TUM Department of Chemistry, Technical University of Münich, DE)

“The benefits of 5th order 2D electronic spectroscopy”

Best Young Scientist Webinar Winner!

Congratulations to Albert Liu who won the public vote for the best young scientist webinar! The winner was awarded a €200 book voucher. The two runner-up speakers were each awarded a €100 book voucher. The prizes are kindly sponsored by Monstrsense.

26 March Young Scientists Webinar

4 pm CET — 11 am EDT – 0 am (next day) JST (please mind daylight saving time!)

Format: 20 mins talk plus 10 mins discussion

Pavel Malý (Institut Für Physikalische und Theoretische Chemie, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, DE)

“From pump–probe to six-wave mixing 2DES: Comparing coherence- and population-based detection”

Stephanie Marie Hart (Department of Chemistry, MIT, Boston, MA)

“Exploring exciton dynamics in DNA-chromophore assemblies”

Albert Liu (Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, CFEL Hamburg , DE)

“Bright-Triplet Excitons and Phonon Coupling in Colloidal Nanocrystals”

There will be a Young Scientist Award for the best talk so that attend the webinar to determine the winner!

More than 500 participants of CMDSonline registered!

Mantas Jakučionis, a PhD student from Institute of Chemical Physics, Vilnius University, LT, became the 500th participant of CMDSonline! As a gift from the organizers, he will receive a book “Concepts and Methods of 2D Infrared Spectroscopy” by P. Hamm and M. Zanni.

12 March

4 pm CET — 10 am EST – 0 am (next day) JST

Yoshitaka Tanimura (Department of Chemistry, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan)

“Simulating 2D Vibrational and Electronic Spectroscopies: Hierarchical Equation of Motion (HEOM) Approach”

Jessica M. Anna (Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, PA)

“Ultrafast Processes of Natural Light Harvesting Complexes and Model Systems”

26 February

4 pm CET — 10 am EST – 0 am (next day) JST

Wei Xiong (University of California- San Diego, CA)

“Ultrafast Dynamics and Interactions of Molecular Vibrational Polaritons”

Ellen Backus (Institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Vienna, AT)

“Interfacial vibrational dynamics of ice Ih and liquid water”

12 February

4 pm CET — 10 am EST – 0 am (next day) JST

Darius Abramavičius (Department of Theoretical Physics, Vilniaus Universitetas, LT)

Coherent multiphoton spectroscopy

Gregory S. Engel (Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago, US)

Tuning vibronic coupling to affect energy transfer within a photosynthetic complex

29 January

4 pm CET — 10 am EST – 0 am (next day) JST

Jennifer P. Ogilvie (Department of Physics, University of Michigan, United States)

Coherence and Charge Separation in Photosynthetic Reaction Centers

Paul Donaldson (Central Laser Facility, STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK)

Revisiting the protein amide I band with 2D-IR-Raman spectroscopy

Thomas la Cour Jansen

Maxim Pshenichnikov


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