We would like to remind you about the approaching deadline (March 1) for submissions to the mini-symposium on “NEW WAYS OF UNDERSTANDING MOLECULAR SPECTRA” at the 73rd International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy (ISMS), Jun 18-22, 2018, in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, USA.
Recent years have seen a number of new and alternative approaches to the interpretation of molecular spectra. They range very widely. At one end, there are heavily computational methods, involving the direct numerical solution of the molecular Schrödinger equation or the replacement of the efforts of the spectroscopist to fit spectra to ever sophisticated models by artificial intelligence. At the other end, there are almost computer-free methods, such as the algebraic approach, aiming at alternative parameterizations of the effective molecular Hamiltonian. We would like to bring together protagonists from these diverse fields in the hope of fostering discussion across discipline borders. Invited Speakers: Renato Lemus (National Autonomous University of Mexico, UNAM), Brooks Pate (University of Virginia), Sergey Yurchenko (University College London)