Komatsuzaki Group

CECAM Workshop on Energy Localization: From Small Polyatomic Molecules to Large Biomolecules (Lyon, France)

PROGRAM

Monday, September 6th, 2004, Chairpeson : Michel Peyrard

  • 8:45- 9:00 Opening Remarks
  • 9:00 – 9:40 Peter Hamm, “Vibrational self-trapping in alpha-helices”
  • 9:40 – 10:20 Paul Champion, “Experimental Studies of Structure, Function, and Coherent Oscillations in Biomolecules”
  • 10:20 – 11:00 Coffee Break
  • 11:00 – 11:40 Lauri Halonen, “Experimental, theoretical, and computational aspects in energy localization of small symmetrical molecules”
  • 11:40 – 12:20 Vladimir Tyuterev, “Effective Hamiltonians, potential energy surfaces and global calculations of vibration-rotation spectra of triatomics”
  • 12:20 – 14:00 Lunch Break

Chairperson : S. C. Farantos

  • 14:00 – 14:40 Mark S. Child, “Modeling molecular eigenvalues at a saddle point”
  • 14:40 – 15:20 Turgay Uzer, “Direct construction of the Transition State”
  • 15:20 – 16:00 Coffee Break
  • 16:00 – 16:40 Holger Waalkens, “HCN Isomerization in Three Dimensions”
  • 16:40 – 17:20 Tamiki Komatsuzaki, “Regularity in Chaotic Transitions on Multi-Basin Energy Landscapes”
  • 17:20 – 18:00 Laurent Wiesenfeld, “Transition states with angular momentum; some applications to astrophysics”
  • 18:00 – 19:00 POSTER SESSION
    • Michel Peyrard, “Breathers in Biomolecules ?”
    • Sergej Flach, “Tunneling of bond excitations in small molecules”
    • Stavros C. Farantos, “Molecular Reaction Pathways and Elementary Bifurcation Tracks of Periodic Orbits”
    • Jerome Dorignac, “Quantum breathers in DNLS models: localisation and interaction”
    • Cyril Falvo, “Vibron-polaron critical localization in a finite size molecular nanowire”
    • Shchekinova E.Y., “Intramolecular Dynamics of the OCS Molecule using Fast Lyapunov Indicators”
    • Mikhail Fistul, “Ac induced quantum transitions of a nonlinear oscillator: from molecular magnets to Josephon junctions”
    • Srihari Keshavamurthy, “Intramolecular vibrational dynamics in CDBrClF and CF3CHFI: localized eigenstates and nonstatistical dynamics”
    • Julian Edler, “Direct observation of vibrationally self-trapped states”
    • George Kopidakis, “Localization and Targeted Transfer of Atomic-Scale Nonlinear Excitations”
    • George Kalosakas, “Modeling thermal openings of double stranded DNA”
    • Naoko Nakagawa, “An oriented process induced by dynamically regulated energy barriers”
    • Andrey Gorbach, “Some aspects of radiation of perturbed classical and quantum discrete breathers”
    • Magnus Johansson, “Statistical mechanics of general discrete nonlinear Schroedinger models: Localization transition and its relevance for Klein-Gordon lattices”

 Tuesday, September 7th, 2004,   Chairperson : Mark Child

  • 9:00 – 9:40 Mickle Kellman, “From Normal Modes through New Modes Born in Chaos to Unimolecular Rearrangement”
  •  9:40 – 10:20 Marc Joyeux, “Investigation of energy localization and energy transfer through Canonical Perturbation Theory”
  • 10:20 – 11:00 Coffee Break
  • 11:00 – 11:40 S. Yu. Grebenshchikov, “Localized States and Collisional Energy Transfer in Ozone at Dissociation Threshold”
  • 11:40 – 12:20 B. Zhilinskii, “Assignment of quantum states, defects of quantum state lattice, quantum monodromy”
  • 12:20 – 14:00 Lunch Break

Chairperson : Sergej Flach

  • 14:00 – 14:40 Serge Aubry, “Chemical Dissociation induced by Targeted Energy Transfer”
  • 14:40 – 15:20 J. T. Hynes, “Energy Localization and Infrared-Induced Proton Transfer Reactions in Solution”
  • 15:20 – 16:00 Coffee Break
  • 16:00 – 16:40 David M. Leitner, “Quantum Energy Flow and Localization in Molecules”
  • 16:40 – 18:00 POSTER SESSION
  • 20:30 Dinner

Wednesday, September 8th, 2004,  Chairperson : Peter Hamm

  • 9:00 – 9:40 Victor Fleurov, “Nonlinear effects in tunneling”
  • 9:40 – 10:20 Nikos Theodorakopoulos, “Domain walls in the Peyrard-Bishop model of DNA denaturation: the extreme discrete case”
  • 10:20 – 11:00 Coffee Break
  • 11:00 – 11:40 Chris C. Eilbeck, “Localization and interactions of quantum breathers”
  • 11:40 – 12:20 George Tsironis, “Intrinsic localization at the microscopic scale: theories in the light of recent experiments”
  • 12:20 – 14:00 Lunch Break

Chairperson : Serge Aubry

  • 14:00 – 14:40 Guillaume James, “Travelling breathers with exponentially small tails in a chain of nonlinear oscillators”
  • 14:40 – 16:00 Concluding Remarks and Future Actions

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