I just got back from Assisi (the famous birthplace of St. Francis), having attended a Faraday Discussion on “Molecular Reaction Dynamics in Gases, Liquids, and Interfaces”. Faraday discussions have a rather unique format, and I enjoyed this one. I met several people I’d never met before, including Martin Gruebele, Stephen Bradforth, Kopin Liu, and Don Truhlar. I also got to chat with some of the fathers of the field of reaction dynamics: Dick Zare, and Nobel Prize Winner John Polanyi!
I did a little interview for Nature Chemistry the other day… discussing science, literature, music, and everything in between… good fun! have a look here.