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HRSMC Course Photophysics, Photochemistry and Photobiology

PPP

To Provide Insight Into the Many Facets of Light Absorption in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology

Coordinatoren

Prof. dr. Fred Brouwer (UvA)

Prof. dr. Maurice Aalders (UvA/AMC)

Dr. Francesco Buda (UL) 

Dr. René Williams (UvA) 

Dr. Ivo van Stokkum (VU)

Dr. Elizabeth von Hauff (VU)

Dr. Freek Ariese (VU)

Description

The absorption of light and its conversion into other radiation, chemical energy, or heat is of great importance in physics, chemistry, and biology.   The development of fast laser and detection techniques has led to considerable insight in the dynamics and mechanisms of photophysical and photochemical processes. This course will provide an overview of experimental aspects of optical spectroscopy, and the application to a variety of systems, with examples ranging from inorganic/molecular to biological/medical fields. Some time will also be devoted to data acquisition, statistical methods, and parameter estimation.   Different aspects of absorption and emission, intra- and intermolecular relaxation processes, including energy- and electron transfer, will be discussed. The connection between the character of the excited state, and the ensuing photochemical processes will be illustrated with examples. The course will be given by six lecturers, all working in the field of spectroscopy, but with expertise ranging from organic photochemistry to photobiology

Format

An interactive course:   During five afternoons, a combination of lectures and hands-on exercises will be given. Workshops will be devoted to exercises, topical discussion, and data treatment. During the course, participants will also study a scientific paper (in small groups) and give a presentation about it on the final day. For this, participants will also have to come up with at least one discussion question for the papers presented by the other groups

Audience

PhD students, Postdocs and advanced undergraduates

Recommended prior knowledge

(if applicable)

 

When?

October 18-31 2019

Credit Points:

3 ECTS       

Link to previous course or next planned course

 

PPP-2019-Programme 

Friday October 18

Room SP C1.112

 

13.00 – 15.00:

Basic Molecular Photophysics and experimental Techniques.

Fred Brouwer

15.00 – 15.15: coffee break

at Room D.116

15.15 – 17.15:

Basic Molecular Photophysics and experimental Techniques.

Fred Brouwer

Wednesday October 23

Room SP G0.05

 

13.00 – 15.00:

Optical spectroscopy in forensic science

Maurice Aalders

15.00 – 15.15: coffee break

15.15 – 17.15:

Photoinduced energy and electron transfer in molecular, supramolecular and nano systems

René Williams

Monday  October 21

Room SP G0.05

 

13.00 – 15.00:

Fast Spectroscopy

Rene Williams

15.00 – 15.15: coffee break

15.15 – 17.15:

Probing opto-electronic devices

Elizabeth von Hauff 

 

 

Thursday October 24

at VU Room T1.54  (Bring Laptop)

 

13.00 – 15.00:

Global and target analysis of time-resolved spectra. 2 hands on practical

Ivo van Stokkum

15.00 – 15.15: coffee break

15.15 – 17.15:

Raman spectroscopy in analytical chemistry and biomedical imaging

Freek Ariese

 

Tuesday October 22

at VU Room T1.54 (Bring Laptop)

 

13.00 – 15.00:

Global and target analysis of time-resolved spectra. 1 methodology

Ivo van Stokkum

15.00 – 15.15: coffee break

15.15 – 17.15: 

Molecular Modeling in Photochemistry/Photobiology

Francesco Buda

Thursday October 31

(Thursday-afternoon):

CWI Congress Center Eulerzaal, Z009


12.00-13.00 Lunch (Newtonzaal opposite Eulerzaal)

13.00 – 17.00: Presentations, discussion of scientific papers.

After 17.00: Drinks in Polder