Scientific Program

Sunday evening
17:00-18:30 Registration
18:30-19:30 Dinner
19:30-19:45 Joshua Jortner (Tel Aviv U.) Opening Remarks
19:45-21:15 Ronnie Kosloff (Hebrew U.) and Download PPt fileDavid Tannor (Weizmann)
Open Questions in Quantum Control of Chemical Reactions

Monday Morning-- Attosecond and Electron Dynamics (Discussion chair: Moshe Shapiro)
9:00-9:45 Phil Bucksbaum (Stanford) Attosecond Control with Short Wavelength Light
9:45-10:30 Kenji Ohmori (IMS) Ultrafast Coherent Control of an Ultracold Rydberg Gas
10:30-11:00 Coffee
11:00-11:45 Nirit Dudovich (Weizmann) Resolving and Manipulating Attosecond Processes Via High Harmonic Generation
11:45-12:30 Download PPt fileDaniel Strasser (Hebrew U.) Interactions of Intense Laser Fields with Molecular Ions
12:30-13:15 Nimrod Moiseyev (Technion) Measurable Phenomena in Light Matter Interaction That Cannot Be Explained and Predicted by The Standard Formalism of Quantum Mechanics

Monday afternoon
13:15-14:30 Lunch
14:30-16:00 Posters (short presentations)
16:00-18:00 Tour of the Old City of Safed
18:30-19:30 Dinner

Monday evening -- Experimental Pulse Shaping for Spectroscopy and Imaging (Discussion chair: Phil Bucksbaum)
19:30-20:15 Yaron Silberberg (Weizmann) Controlling Light in Complex Media: Looking Around Corners and Through Turbid Layers
20:15-21:00 PDF open in new windowTobias Brixner (Wuerzburg) Ultrafast Coherent Nano-Control and Nano-Spectroscopy

Tuesday Morning -- Strong Field Molecular Control (Discussion chair: Paul Brumer)
9:00-9:45 PDF open in new windowThomas Baumert (Kassel) Resonant Strong Field Control of Molecules in the Gas and Liquid Phase
9:45-10:30 PDF open in new windowRobert Levis (Temple) Strong Field Interactions With Molecules at Atmospheric Pressure, Quantum Wakes and Gas Phase Proteins
10:30-11:00 Coffee
11:00-11:45 PDF open in new windowMarcos Dantus (Michigan State) Controlling Nonlinear Optical Processes, Vibrational and Electronic Excitation, and Strong Field Chemistry
11:45-12:30 PDF open in new windowHenrik Stapelfeldt (Aarhus) Femtosecond Resolved Imaging of Torsion in a Chiral Molecule and Laser Induced Alignment Of Molecules Dissolved in Superfluid He Nanodroplets
12:30-13:15 Tom Weinacht (Stonybrook) Strong Field Control and Time Resolved Spectroscopy

Tuesday Afternoon
13:15-14:00 Lunch
14:00-18:00 Visit to Galilee winery and hike (Nahul Amud)
18:30-19:30 Dinner

Tuesday evening -- Control of Small Molecular Systems: I (Discussion chair: Herschel Rabitz)
19:30-20:15 Ilya Averbukh (Weizmann) Controlling Molecular Rotation by Multiple Laser Pulses: From Molecular Alignment to Anderson Localization
20:15-21:00 Download ppt fileYehiam Prior (Weizmann) Combined Time-Frequency Detection by Single Shot Four Wave Mixing

Wednesday morning -- Theory of Molecular Control (Discussion chair: Thomas Baumert)
9:00-9:45 Moshe Shapiro (U. British Columbia) Complete State Selectivity by Electromagnetically Inducing Deflection Resistant States and Energizing and Controlling Walking Molecules on Surfaces
9:45-10:30 Ben Sussman (NRC Ottowa) From Molecular Control to Quantum Technology with the Dynamic Stark Effect
10:30-11:00 Coffee
11:00-11:45 PDF open in new windowChris Meier (U. of Toulouse) Control of Dissipative Quantum Systems by a Non-Markovian Master Equation Approach
11:45-12:30 Download ppt filePaul Brumer (U. of Toronto) One Photon Phase Control in Open Quantum Systems
12:30-13:15 Herschel Rabitz (Princeton) Are there Insights from Quantum Control for Optimization in the Chemical Sciences?

Wednesday afternoon : Excursion
13:15-19:00 Tour of the Golan Heights
19:00-22:00 Banquet in Katzrin Park

Thursday morning --- Control of Conjugated Pi Systems (Discussion chair: Tom Weinacht)
9:00-9:45 PDF open in new windowMarcus Motzkus (Heidelberg) Using Shaped Femtosecond Laser Pulses for Multimodal Nonlinear Spectroscopy
9:45-10:30 Sandy Ruhman (Hebrew U.) Fact and Fiction Concerning Retinal Protein Photochemistry
10:30-11:00 Coffee
11:00-11:45 PDF open in new windowDwayne Miller (MPI Hamburg) Quantum Coherence Effects in Biological Systems — A New Twist
11:45-12:30PDF open in new window Roseanne Sension (U. Michigan) Ultrafast Ring-Opening Reactions: A Comparison of a-Terpinene, a- Phellandrene, and 7-Dehydrocholesterol with 1,3-Cyclohexadiene
12:30-13:15 Regina de Vivie Riedle (Munich) Time Windows for Intramolecular Electronic Coherence and Control

Thursday Afternoon
13:15-14:00 Lunch
14:00-18:00 Rafting trip on the Jordan river
18:30-19:30 Dinner

Thursday evening --- Control of Small Molecular Systems: II (Discussion chair: Ilana Bar)
19:30-20:15 Zohar Amitay (Technion) Coherence Generation and Coherent Control in the Free-to-Bound Binary Reaction of Hot Femtosecond Photoassociation
20:15-21:00 Christiane Koch (Kassel) Coherent Control of Photoassociation at High and Low Temperature

Friday morning
9:00-9:30 Summary and discussion of remaining challenges: I. Experimental (discussion led by Phil Bucksbaum, PDF open in new windowTobias Brixner and Zohar Amitay)
9:30-10:00 Summary and discussion of remaining challenges: II. Theoretical (discussion led by Moshe Shapiro and Herschel Rabitz)
10:00-10:45 Summary and discussion of remaining challenges: III. Interaction of Theory and Experiment (discussion led by Ronnie Kosloff and David Tannor)
11:00 Conference end and departure