Programme

 

The scientific sessions of the XXIst International Workshop on Quantum Atomic and Molecular Tunneling Systems (QAMTS2024) will start on Monday June 17th in the morning. The meeting will end on Friday June 21st June at lunch time. We recommend arriving to San Sebastian on Sunday evening, June 16th, when a cocktail reception will be offered. A tentative timetable of the workshop is provided below (updated on May 23rd 2024; click on image for larger size). 

 tentative timetable 

 

Please find below the list of invited speakers that have already confirmed their attendance to QAMTS2024.

Chiara Aieta (University of Milan, Italy)
TITLE: Semiclassical investigation of nuclear quantum effects in chemical kinetics and vibrational spectroscopy

Zlatko Bačić (New York University, USA)
TITLE: Vibration-rotation-tunneling states of hydrogen-bonded molecular trimers: (HF)3, (HCl)3, and (H2O)3

Pedro Bargueño, (University of Alicante, Spain)
TITLE: True and false chirality through quantum field theory: application to chiral molecules

Jianshu Cao (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
TITLE: Quantum transport in disordered lattices

Michele Ceotto (University of Milan, Italy)
TITLE: Quantum mechanical effects via semiclassical molecular dynamics

Bo Chen (Donostia International Physics Center, Spain)
TITLE: Tunneling in hydrogen transfer reactions under pressure.

John Ellis (Cambridge University, United Kingdom)
TITLE: Activated and non activated tunnelling at surfaces

Ion Errea (Materials Physics Center, Spain)
TITLE: Quantum anharmonic effects and high-temperature superconductivity in hydrogen-based compounds

Sonya Garashchuk (University of South Carolina, USA)
TITLE: Examination of the kinetic isotope effect in cytochrome P450 decarboxylase OleT: experiments, electronic structure and quantum dynamics

Alejandro González-Tudela (Institute of Fundamental Physics, Spain)
TITLE: Exploring quantum chemistry problems using atomic tunnelings in optical lattices

Edyta M. Greer (City University of New York, USA)
TITLE: Computational evidence for tunneling and a hidden intermediate in the biosynthesis of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)

Marta Hernández (Institute of Fundamental Physics, Spain)
TITLE: Tunneling effects in the interactions of atoms and molecules with two-dimensional materials

Pavel Jelínek (Institute of Physics, Czech Republic)
TITLE: Concerted proton tunneling in 1D molecular chains

Elena Jiménez (University of Castilla La Mancha, Spain)
TITLE: Role of quantum mechanical tunneling in the gas-phase reactivity of interstellar species

Sebastian Kozuch (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)
TITLE: A playground for heavy atom tunnelling: defect rearrangement from diamondoids to diamonds

Alberto Lesarri (University of Valladolid, Spain)
TITLE: Observation of inversion-torsion molecular tunnelling effects by high-resolution rotational spectroscopy

Jian Liu (Peking University, China)
TITLE: Non-adiabatic field

Roberto Marquardt (University of Strasbourg, France)
TITLE: Time independent and time dependent tunneling dynamics of hydrogen on palladium and its effect on the quantum mechanical evaluation of the intermediate scattering function as measured by spin echo experiments

Rocco Martinazzo (University of Milan, Italy)
TITLE: Benchmark calculations of proton tunnelling rate constants in condensed phase and the effect of position-dependent friction

Emilio Martínez Núñez (University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain)
TITLE: Automated discovery of reaction mechanisms in astrochemical environments

Jon Mattin Matxain (University of the Basque Country, Spain)
TITLE: Hydrogen tunneling in catalytic hydrolysis and alcoholysis of silanes

Robert McMahon (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
TITLE: Tunneling in the rearrangement reactions of organic reactive intermediates

Karina Morgenstern (University of Bochum, Germany)
TITLE: Inelastic electron tunneling as the source for manipulating molecules at the nanoscale

Cláudio M. Nunes (University of Coimbra, Portugal)
TITLE: Tunneling Reactions in Triplet Phenylnitrene Derivatives Generated in Cryogenic Matrices

Franceso Paesani (University of California San Diego, USA)
TITLE: Bridging the gap: many-body and quantum effects in hydration phenomena from gas-phase clusters to bulk solutions and interfaces

Cristina Puzzarini (University of Bologna, Italy)
TITLE: Rotational spectroscopy of astrochemical molecules

Jeremy O. Richardson (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)
TITLE: Quantum tunneling and exchange of indistinguishable particles

Octavio Roncero (Institute of Fundamental Physics, Spain)
TITLE: The role of tunneling at low temperatures in astrochemistry

Peter Saalfrank (University of Potsdam, Germany)
TITLE: Quantum mechanical tunneling at surfaces: from hydrogen transfer to resonant heavy-atom tunneling

Marco Sacchi (University of Surrey, United Kingdom)
TITLE: Quantum tunnelling effects in DNA

Wolfram Sander (University of Bochum, Germany)
TITLE: Heavy-atom tunneling in three-membered ring systems

Steven D. Schwartz (University of Arizona, USA)
TITLE: The evolution of enzymes and differential quantum tunneling

Micheline B. Soley (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
TITLE: Reflectionlessness, near-threshold invisibility, and parity-time reversal symmetry behaviors with ultracold atoms

Katarzyna Świderek (University Jaume I, Spain)
TITLE: Deciphering the source of enzymatic catalysis using quantum mechanics /molecular mechanics methods

Ad van der Avoird (Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands)
TITLE: Tunneling processes in Van der Waals dimers: benzene-benzene, NH3-NH3, H2O-H2O, and H2S-H2S

Gunter Wichmann (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
TITLE: Recent progress in the Zurich experiment on parity violation and tunneling in chiral molecules

Sotiris Xantheas (University of Washington, USA)
TITLE: Switching of protonation sites in hydrated nicotine via a Grotthuss mechanism: the role of nuclear quantum effects