Paul Barbara Symposium at Fall ACS

ACS logoA symposium in honor of Paul Barbara will be held at the upcoming American Chemical Society (ACS) meeting in Denver. More than fifty of the late Dr. Barbera's colleagues and group alumni will be presenting, including four physical chemists from The University of Texas at Austin.

The symposium is entitled "From Ultrafast Electron Transfer to Single Molecule Spectroscopy: Forces Driving Contemporary Themes in Physical Chemistry," and will take place at the ACS National Meeting in Denver, Colorado from August 28 to September 1, 2011.

Physical chemistry is pushing the frontiers of chemical reactivity from ultrafast electron motion during chemical reactions, to pinpointing the chemistry of single molecules. Paul Barbara's legacy exemplifies how chemical problems can be solved with state-of-the-art instrumentation. This symposium looks to the future of ultrafast electron transfer, single molecule spectroscopy, and the physical chemistry of organic-based materials. The organizers include Professor Gilbert C. Walker of University of Toronto, and Professors Stephan Link and Christy Landes of Rice University.