In a proof-of-concept study, Richard J. Saykally and a large team of researchers working at the FERMI facility in Trieste, Italy, have demonstrated that the method can selectively probe layers of graphene inside a graphite sample (Phys. Rev. Lett. 2018, DOI: 10.1103/physrevlett.120.023901). The new technique may eventually enable researchers to use X-rays to track chemical reactions at interfaces with femtosecond resolution.
Prof. Dan Neumark will give a Keynote Lecture at the 2017 American Chemical Society Southwest Regional Meeting Oct 29- Nov 1 on Electron Interactions with Nucleic Acid Constituently in Clusters and Liquid Jets. Program information available here.
Prof. Teresa Head-Gordon leads the Berkeley partnership towards a multi-university center to improve scientific software.
Prof. Teresa Head-Gordon will be speaking at the Interdisciplinary Lecture Series Gemeinsames Kolloquium –Summersemester 2016 at the Ruhr University Bochum on 30th June 2016. Details of the talk can be found here.
Professor Rich Saykally will deliver an invited lecture entitled ” Characterization of the Hydration Structure of Aqueous Carbonic Acid by X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy” at the SXET Workshop In Berlin(Aug 20, 2015).
The National Academy of Sciences announced today the election of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates from 15 countries in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
Professors Dan Neumark and Martin Head-Gordon have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.
Prof. Martina Havenith, Ruhr University, Bochum is a Somorjai visiting Miller Professor 2014-2015.
She will also be speaking in the Structural and Quantitative Biology seminar series on 11th May 2015 from 4-5pm in 106, Stanley Hall. Her talk is titled It is Water What Matters: New Insights by THz Absorption Spectroscopy into the Role of Water in Biological Function.
Prof. Teresa Head-Gordon will be presenting a talk titled
Advanced Potential Energy Surfaces for Solvation
at Bunsentagung 2015, which will take place from 14-16 May 2015 at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. This year’s main topic is “Solvation Science”. The scientific programme is available at the conference website.