IOP Symposium

on Ultrafast Condensed Phase Dynamics

Wednesday 14th September, 13:30-17:30

Lecture Theatre 2 (LT2), School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, BS8 1TS, UK

Light driven chemical reactions, energy or charge transfer occur on rapid timescales in liquids, proteins and solids necessitating ultrafast spectroscopic techniques to probe their evolution. This half-day symposium will highlight some of the latest cutting-edge work in the field of ultrafast condensed phase dynamics from world-renowned scientists.

Registration for the event is free, but required via Eventbrite for room capacity and catering purposes.

For more information please contact Dr Tom Oliver (


13:30-13:35Welcome, LT2
13:35-14:25Solvent effects on ultrafast photochemical pathways
Professor Andrew Orr-Ewing (University of Bristol), LT2
14:25-15:15Triplet pair states: from fundamentals to their role in organic optoelectronics and photosynthesis
Dr Jenny Clark (University of Sheffield), LT2
15:15-15:45Tea and Coffee Break, East Block Foyer
15:45-16:35Sub-picosecond photo-isomerisation of retinal proteins and rhodopsin-mimicking photo-switches
Professor Stefan Haacke (Strasbourg University), LT2
16:35-17:30Drinks Reception, East Block Foyer Cancelled due to the national mourning period following the death of Queen Elizabeth II

All participants are required to abide by the School of Chemistry’s Code of Conduct

The symposium is supported by