Research Group Prof. Dr. G. Friedrichs

Free Radical Symposium 2013 - Potsdam, Germany

FreeRadicalPoster Prize for Nancy Faßheber
July 2013

124 scientists from 23 countries gathered for the 32nd International Symposium on Free Radicals from 21 - 26 July 2013 at Seminaris SeeHotel in Potsdam, Germany, less than 5 km from the beautiful parks and palaces of Sanssouci. The Symposium featured 22 Invited Talks, 12 Hot Topic Talks, and 87 Poster Presentations and has been jointly organized by the Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel (Chair: F. Temps, Co-Chair: G. Friedrichs) and the Georg-August-University Göttingen (Chair: P. Botschwina).

Friedrichs_FassheberThe Scientific Programme started on Monday morning with a talk by the Broida Prize winner Hans Jacob Wörner, ETH Zürich, entitled "Probing Electronic Structure and Dynamics with High Harmonic Spectroscopy". Stimulating presentations and lively scientific discussions followed throughout the entire week including our group contributions "Issues of NO Formation in Flames via the NCN Radical Pathway: Rate constants, Absorption Cross Section, and Thermochemistry" (Hot Topic Talk presented by Gernot Friedrichs), "Glyoxal Photolysis as a Quantitative Source of HNO Studied by Frequency Modulation Spectroscopy" (Poster presented by Nancy Faßheber), and "An Oleic Acid Monolayer Oxidation Study Using Quantitative Time-Resolved Vibrational Sum Frequency Generation Spectroscopy" (Poster presented by Kristian Laß). The PCCP poster prizes were received by Nancy Faßheber (Congratulations!) and Volker Lutter,University Kassel, for his poster on "High-Resolution Infrared Spectroscopy of Ge2C3".

FreeRadicalSymp2013_PotsdamThe conference excursion by boat on Wednesday led to Schloss Cecilienhof, the site of the Potsdam Conference in 1945. Preceded by a guided tour through Sanssouci Palace, the banquet on Thursday took place at Restaurant "Historische Mühle". Jugded from the enthusiastic comments we received after closing, the conference was a great success.

We are now looking forward to the 2015 Symposium to be held in Squaw Valley, CA, which will be chaired by David Osborn, Combustion Research Facility - Sandia!