Molecular&Ionic Clusters Conference
Conference History
Chair's Contact Info.
Site & Travel Info.
Detailed Travel Info.
Facilities & Activities
List of Posters
September 5-10, 2010
Atema Kougen Resort Hotel Bernatio
Toukamachi, Niigata, Japan


Masaaki Fujii (Tokyo Tech) & Kenneth D. Jordan (U. Pittsburgh)

Vice Chairs:

Anne McCoy (Ohio State U.) & Frank Stienkemeier (U. Freiburg)

The 2010 Molecular and Ionic Clusters Conference will be one of the most exciting and important cluster science meetings of the year. The conference will be held at Atema Kougen Resort Hotel Belnatio in Niigata, Japan from September 5-10, 2010. The hotel has its own Japanese Hot Springs and is set in a 12.6 acre (5.1 km2) site with easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities including tennis, hiking, cycling and swimming - there is even a full 18 hole golf course! The region is famous for its sake, traditional Japanese rice wine, and for those who develop a taste, a visit to see the Sake being made is a great opportunity.
The conference will cover the spectroscopy, dynamics, and reactivity of a wide range of cluster types and sizes, including helium nanodroplets, metal clusters, ionic clusters, hydrogen-bonded networks, and clusters involving biological molecules. Special sessions on contemporary topics such as cold- molecule collisions are also planned. Both experimental and theoretical aspects of cluster science will be well-represented at the conference.

What's new

"Facilities and Activities" was uploaded. (August 29, 2010)
Hot Topics speakers were decided (see Program) (August 22, 2010)
Sponsors page was updated (SANYO TRADING CO.,LTD.). (August 15, 2010)
Instruction vdeo and pdf file for accesing the bus stops were uploaded. A map around the bus stop was also given. See "Detailed Travel Info". (August 11, 2010)
The dimension of posters was indicated in the page of List of Posters. (August 10, 2010)
Detailed travel info for return journey was uploaded. (August 6, 2010)
The bus charge from Shinjuku was updated (3,000 yen regardless of one way or a round trip). (June 12, 2010)
The conference program was updated. (April 4, 2010)
Registration window is now open. (February 16, 2010)
Invited speakers, discussion leaders and scientific program are uploaded. (October 12, 2009)
The list of local organizing committee is uploaded.

MIC 2010 Invited Speakers & Discussion Leaders

Session 1 : He Droplets and Quantum Condensed Phase
Discussion Leader: Nadine Halberstadt (Université Paul Sabatier-Toulouse)
Invited Speakers: Takamasa Momose (University of British Columbia)
Frank Stienkemeier (Universität Freiburg)
Hot Topics: Andrey Vilesov (University of Southern California)

Session 2 : Ionic Clusters
Discussion Leader: Asuka Fujii (Tohoku University)
Invited Speakers: Mark Johnson (Yale University)
Kazuo Takatsuka (University of Tokyo)
Otto Dopfer (Technische Universität Berlin)
Hot Topics: Kiyokazu Fuke (Kobe University)
Namjoon Kim (Chungbuk National University)

Session 3 : Clusters and Aerosols in Atmospheric Chemistry
Discussion Leader: Ruth Signorell (University of British Columbia)
Invited Speakers: Veronica Vaida (University of Colorado)
Marsha Lester (University of Pennsylvania)
Hot Topics: Kaito Takahashi (IAMS, Academia Sinica)

Session 4 : Intermolecular Potentials
Discussion Leader: Sotiris Xantheas (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)
Invited Speakers: Krzysztof Szalewicz (University of Delaware)
Anne McCoy (Ohio State University)
Jean-Philip Piquemal (Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI))
Hot Topics: John Herbert (Ohio State University)
Stuart R Mackenzie (Oxford University)

Session 5 : Metal Clusters
Discussion Leader: Bernd von Issendorff (Universität Freiburg)
Invited Speakers: Gereon Niedner-Schatteburg (Technische Universität Kaiserslautern)
Atsushi Nakajima (Keio University)
Hot Topics: Michael Duncan (University of Georgia)

Session 6 : Hydrogen-Bonded Networks
Discussion Leader: Seong Keun Kim (Seoul National University)
Invited Speakers: Hiroshi Sekiya (Kyushu University)
James Lisy (University of Illinois)
G. Naresh Patwari (Indian Institute of Technology)
Hot Topics: Markus Gerhards (TU Kaiserslautern, Germany)
Eric Gloaguen (CEA-Saclay, CNRS)

Session 7 : Cold Molecules and Controlled Collisions
Discussion Leader: Klaus Müller-Dethlefs (University of Manchester)
Invited Speakers: Thierry Stoecklin (CNRS / University of Bordeaux)
Timothy Softley (Oxford University)
Hot Topics: Gert von Helden (Fritz-Haber-Institut, Max-Planck)

Session 8 : Noncovalent Interactions in Biological / Large Molecules & Clusters
Discussion Leader: Anne Zenacker-Retien (Université Paris Sud)
Invited Speakers: Takayuki Ebata (Hiroshima University)
Timothy Zwier (Purdue University)
Bernard Brutchy (University of Frankfurt)
Hot Topics: Shun-ichi Ishiuchi (Tokyo Tech, Japan)
Oleg Boyarkine (EPFL, Switzerland)

Session 9 : Dynamics in Clusters
Discussion Leader: Carl Lineberger (University of Colorado)
Invited Speakers: Christophe Jouvet (Université Paris Sud)
Daniel Neumark (University of California Berkeley)
Hot Topics: Hirokazu Hasegawa (IMS, Japan)