May 2013

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Important Dates

Nomination deadline for 2014 Plyler Prize due: 01 Jul 2013

APS March Meeting, Boulder CO: 03-07 Mar 2014

Earle K. Plyler Prize for Molecular Spectroscopy and Dynamics

Nominations for the 2014 APS Earle K. Plyler Prize for Molecular Spectroscopy and Dynamics are due July 1. The Plyler Prize is now sponsored by J. Chem. Phys. Winners the last three years are Brooks Pate (2013), Andrei Tokmakoff (2012), and Shaul Mukamel (2011). The cash award is $10,000. All information about the award including nomination procedure can be found on the Earle K. Plyler Prize web page.

New for this year, all nominations must now be submitted online.

Symposia planned for the March 2014 APS Meeting

We are pleased to announce the DCP Focus Sessions for the March 2-7, 2014 Meeting in Denver:

Recent Advances in Density Functional Theory
Co-organizers: Weitao Yang, Duke University and Adrienn Perdew, Tulane University

Quantum Control of Molecular, Nano, and Plasmonic Materials
Co-Organizers: Robert Gordon, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Maxim Sukharev, Arizona State University

Interfacial Chemistry and Catalysis
Co-Organizers: JR Schmidt, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Charlie Sykes, Tufts University

Charge and Energy Transfer for Molecular and NanoMaterials for Renewable Energy
Co-Organizers: Xiaoyang Zhang, Columbia University, and Nathaniel Gabor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Solvation and Reactions in Complex Environments
Co-Organizers: Amber Krummel, Colorado State University, and Valeria Molinero, University of Utah

Resources and Awards for participants in the March Meeting

Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Researcher Travel Award
APS Division of Chemical Physics New Investigator Travel Awards of up to $500 are available for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers within two years of their Ph.D. who present a paper at one of the DCP Symposia at the APS March Meeting.

Dependent Child Care Award
The Dependent Child Care Award (DCCA) provides dependent child care awards for DCP members attending APS National Meetings. Awards from the fund may be used by recipients for dependent care at a conference, or at an alternative location (including at home), and may include those expenses incurred in transporting a caregiver.

More information about both of these awards may be found on the Prizes & Awards web page.

Upcoming Conferences of possible interest to DCP Membership

223rd Annual Meeting of the Electrochemical Society
May 12-17, 2013, Toronto, Canada

APS-DAMOP 2013 — 44th annual meeting of the APS Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
June 3-7, 2013, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

ICLS13 — 21st International Conference on Laser Spectroscopy
June 9-14, 2013, Berkeley, CA

Gordon Research Conference on Liquid Crystals
June 16-21 2013, Biddeford, ME

Dynamics of Molecular Collisions Conference 2013
July 7-12, 2013, Granlibakken, CA

Gordon Research Conference on Photochemistry
July 14-19, 2013, Easton, ME

Gordon Research Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry
July 28 - Aug 2, 2013, West Dover, VT

Gordon Research Conference on Quantum Control of Light and Matter
July 28 - Aug 2, 2013, Hadley, MA

Gordon Research Conference on Chemisty and Physics of Liquids
Aug 4- 9, 2013, Holderness, NH

Gordon Research Conference on Dynamics at Surfaces
Aug 11-16, 2013, Newport, RI

Gordon Research Conference on Laser Diagnostics in Combustion
Aug 11 - 16, 2013, Waterville Valley, NH

246th American Chemical Soiciety National Meeting
Sept 8-12 Sept, 2013, Indianapolis, IN

GEC13 — 66th Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference
Sept 30 - Oct 4, 2013, Princeton, NJ

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