11 April 2012
Venue: Medium Chem Lecture Theatre, Building 301, 23 Symonds Street, The University of Auckland
Host: Photon Factory
Public lecture by Professor Terry Gustafson
Director of the Center for Chemical and Biophysical Dynamics, Department of Chemistry, Ohio State University
Tracking changes with time has been at the core of how humans throughout history have processed information about our physical universe.
We think in terms of changes with years, seasons, days, hours and minutes. The advent of lasers has provided us with the ability to probe physical phenomena at very short times (as short as femtoseconds - a millionth of a billionth of a second).
These studies are revealing new information about molecular processes that can transform not only our fundamental understanding of how molecules interact with light and their surroundings, but also new ways for us to think about technologies for molecular electronics and light-harvesting for solar energy conversion.
Professor Gustafson, Distinguished Visitor at The University of Auckland, is on the faculty at The Ohio State University and serves as Director of the Center for Chemical and Biophysical Dynamics in the Department of Chemistry.
All are welcome to this public lecture.