Dear Colleagues,

We invite you to participate in the 9th International Conference on Pulse Investigations in Chemistry, Physics, and Biology (PULS-2018), which is organized together with the 4th RKCM Meeting on Reaction Kinetics in Condensed Matter.

The conference will have an inter-disciplinary formula and a wide scope covering both experimental and theoretical studies of fast kinetic processes in various systems. The list of topics for PULS/RKCM-2018 includes:

  • Experimental techniques: electron accelerator and laser equipment, pulse radiolysis, flash photolysis, pump-probe techniques, synchrotrons and XFELs, THz spectroscopy, time-resolved IR and Raman spectroscopies, multidimensional spectroscopy, high-resolution imaging, single-molecule spectroscopy, kinetic isotope effect, ESR spectroscopy, kinetic NMR measurements, dosimetry.
  • Processes under study: (chemistry) radical reactions, electron- and proton-transfer reactions, energy transfer, photo-induced processes, radiolysis of aqueous systems, radiolysis of non-polar systems, low-energy electron interactions, reactions in microheterogeneous systems, reactions in ionic liquids, reactions in polymer systems, photo-catalysis; (physics) photo-ionization processes, charge-carrier generation, carrier multiplication, charge transport, charge recombination; (biophysics and biochemistry) diffusion in crowded systems, cellular kinetics, active/passive transport in cells, dynamics of bio-molecules, self-assembly processes, molecular docking, kinetics of enzymatic reactions.
  • Theory: fundamental diffusion theory, reaction-rate calculations, kinetic models, molecular dynamics, Brownian dynamics, Monte Carlo models, modeling of biochemical systems, non-equilibrium effects in fast reaction kinetics, many-body effects in diffusion-influenced reactions, reactions in confined regions.

The format of the conference will reflect its inter-disciplinary character. Each thematic session will include an invited perspective lecture, which is intended to provide an introduction to the field, describe its state of the art, and outline the future challenges. The sessions will also include shorter invited talks and oral presentations, the latter being preferentially assigned to the researchers at earlier stages of their careers. A poster session will also be organized.

Responding to many requests from the community, we will propose the conference fees at a low level, which we hope will encourage wide participation in the meeting, especially of younger researchers.

The conference will be held in Lodz - a large city located in central Poland and renowned for its unique post-industrial character. The conference will be hosted by the Lodz University of Technology, which is one of the best technological universities in Poland and offers excellent conference facilities.

The conference is organized as a collaboration between the Institute of Applied Radiation Chemistry at Lodz University of Technology and the Institute of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology from Warsaw.

The detailed information about the conference sessions, registration, accommodation, travel, etc. will be posted on this website in January 2018. You may also contact us by e-mail at: puls@info.p.lodz.pl.

Organizers:
Krzysztof Bobrowski (INCT, Warsaw)
Piotr Ulanski (IARC, Lodz)
Mariusz Wojcik (IARC, Lodz)