Workshop Details
Polariton Chemistry and Molecular Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics
06/05/2023 - 06/09/2023
Meeting Description:

Strong interactions between molecules and the quantized radiation field inside an optical cavity creates a set of new photon-matter hybrid states, so-called polariton states. These polariton states have shown to facilitate new chemical reactivities due to their hybridized nature of light and matter. Polariton chemistry thus provides a general new strategy to control chemical reactivity using quantized photon field and provides a new paradigm for enabling chemical transformations that can profoundly impact catalysis, energy production, and the field of chemistry at large.

Polariton chemistry has become a fast-growing community with exciting progress occurring daily. The proposed workshop will bring together experimentalists and theorists with different backgrounds (cavity QED, photochemistry, electronic structure, and quantum dynamics) together for a week of lively scientific discussions, exchanging the most recent scientific discoveries and discussing the most urgent challenges to resolve to move the field forward. We envision that this proposed workshop will become the scientific hub and the flagship conference for polariton chemistry in the world, and significantly benefit the entire community.


We wish to ensure an intimate workshop setting, with no more than 20 to 25 participants. If you are interested in attending, but have not received an invitation, please contact the workshop organizer before registering.

Telluride Science is about expanding the frontiers of science, exploring new ideas, and building collaborations. The workshop schedule will allow for substantial unstructured time for participants to talk and think. All participants are expected to stay for the entire duration of the workshop. Scientists are encouraged to consider bringing family or friends. Telluride offers a number of options for children's camps (including Telluride Academy, Aha School for the Arts, and Pinhead Institute). There is more information on childcare, camps, and family activities on TSRC's website. Feel free to contact TSRC's staff to help with any planning and/or coordinating care.

Meeting Venue:

Telluride Intermediate School
721 West Colorado Ave., Telluride, CO 81435

Polariton Chemistry and Molecular Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics Registered Meeting Participants:
Participant Organization
Pérez Sánchez , Juan UC San Diego
Chen, Hsing-Ta University of Notre Dame
Chen, Tengteng UC San Diego
De Sio, Antonietta University of Oldenburg
Foley, Jay University of North Carolina Charlotte
Giebink, Chris The Pennsylvania State University
Groenhof, Gerrit University of Jyvaskyla
Gu, Bing Westlake University
Hoffmann, Norah Columbia University
Huo, Frank University of Rochester
Kena-Cohen, Stephane Polytechnique Montreal
Krauss, Todd University of Rochester
Li, Tao Yale University
Mandal, Arkajit Columbia University
Musser, Andrew Cornell University
Ribeiro, Raphael F. Emory University
Ruggenthaler, Michael Max-Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter
Shao, Yihan University of Oklahoma
Sheldon, Matthew Texas A&M University
Simpkins, Blake Naval Research Laboratory
Son, Minjung University of Wisconsin-Madison
Vamivakas, Nick University of Rochester
Weichman, Marissa Princeton University
Yelin, Susanne Harvard University
Zhang, Yu Los Alamos National Laboratory

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