Thermodynamics is the cornerstone for many scientific and engineering disciplines including physics, chemistry, chemical engineering, petroleum engineering and materials science. It provides the basis for the design and optimization of new sustainable industrial processes and the development of advanced materials and products. The combination of experiments, theory and simulation allows scientists and engineers to study complex systems from the molecular all the way to macroscopic level. This conference is overseen by the Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
The Thermodynamics 2013 conference is the 23rd meeting in a series of biennial thermodynamics conferences initiated in 1964 by Harold Springall, championed throughout the 1960s and 1970s by Max McGlashan and Sir John Rowlinson. It aims to bring together researchers from academia and industry from all over the world. The format of the conference is based on invited lectures, oral presentations, short presentations and posters. A number of awards will be given to recognised researchers and young scientists.
|Closed||Call for nominations for the Chris Wormald Prize|
|15 May 2013||Acceptance/rejection of abstract notifications|
|31 July 2013||Early Registration closes (date has been extended)|
|31 July 2013||RSC Student Bursary deadline|
|15 August 2013||Syngenta Challenge deadline|
|3 - 6 September 2013||Conference|
The Christopher J. Wormald Prize
We are pleased to announce that The Christopher J. Wormald Prize, for outstanding graduate student research, has been awarded to Dr Esther Forte. Our congratulations to her and we look forward to hearing her presentation at the conference.
Conference delegates are invited to take the Syngenta Challenge! There is a choice of two thermodynamic challenges (sections A and B) and the winner of each section will receive a cash prize (£150) and the opportunity to present to the conference how the challenge was won. Delegates may enter for Section A, Section B or both! The deadline for submission is 15th August 2013. Click here for more details.
Due to the support of the Royal Society of Chemistry, we can offer a number of student bursaries. For details about this, please click here.
There will be a prize for the best poster, courtesy of the support of the Royal Society of Chemistry's journal, Physical Chemistry and Chemical Physics (PCCP ).
We would like to acknowledge generous support from our other sponsors - Unilever, BP, Taylor & Francis and Syngenta.
For a flavour of what these conferences are like, please go to www.thermodynamics2011.org which gives all the details for the 2011 meeting.
Thanks to generous subvention funding from the Manchester City Council, the conference dinner will be held in the Town Hall on Thursday, 5 September, 2013. Furthermore, earlier that day, this funding will allow us to hold a public lecture/debate, in the Town Hall, on greenhouse gases. More details on this event will follow.
Registration will take place on Tuesday 3rd September 2013 and our current plans are that the conference will start around 3pm that afternoon. It will conclude at lunch-time on Friday 6th September.
Among those who have kindly accepted our invitation to speak at this conference are:
Keith Gubbins (Lennard-Jones Lecturer, North Carolina, USA)
Daan Frenkel (University of Cambridge, UK) - Molecular Physics Lecture
Ross Taylor (Clarkson University, USA) - B P Lecture
Carol Hall (North Carolina State University, USA)
Richard Wheatley (University of Nottingham, UK)
Alejandro Gil-Villegas (University of Guanajuato, Mexico)
Peter Monson (University of Massachusetts, USA)
Aline Miller (University of Manchester, UK)
Paola Carbone (University of Manchester, UK)
Geoff Maitland (Imperial College, UK)
A memory stick containing the abstracts for the papers and posters presented in the conference will be distributed to conference participants.
There will be no full paper submission for the conference. Following the tradition of the Thermodynamics Conference Series, a special issue of Molecular Physics with contributions from participants of work presented in Thermodynamics 2013 will be considered for publication,
after review to the usual high standard.Manuscripts should be submitted directly to the journal (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tmph), selecting the Thermodynamics 2013 Special Issue publication option. Professors Andrew Masters and Amparo Galindo will assist the editor Professor George Jackson in the editorial process.
Submissions will open on 1 August 2013 and close by 31 October 2013.