This workshop aims to bring together researchers from AMO physics and physical chemistry with an interest in chemical physics at low temperatures. For the purpose of this workshop, “cold” can mean anything from ultracold (mK) to low cryogenic (≤ 10 K) temperatures. In the last decade, there have been many interesting technological and scientific developments independently in AMO physics and in physical chemistry. In the face of these new developments, now is a perfect time to forge stronger connections between the communities. It will benefit both communities to exchange ideas, technologies, and views on the important questions that can be answered with new experimental and theoretical tools. The goal of the workshop is therefore nothing less than what the title implies – to define new directions in chemical physics at low temperatures for the next decade (and possibly beyond).
In order to fulfill this goal, formal and informal discussion is crucial. In addition to research talks by invited speakers, there will be three overview presentations on selected areas in cold chemical physics followed by panel discussions. The format of these discussions will be similar to that at Faraday or Kavli meetings. The three panel discussions will be focused on three coupled key questions.
In addition, poster presentations by graduate students and postdocs are very welcome.
Topics covered include: Cold ions, cold neutral molecules, cold reactions, helium droplets, radicals, technology development, etc.