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Malinovskaya to speak at the 2007 International Conference on Computational Methods

Stevens physics professor will discuss the use of laser pulses to study vibrational energy relaxation

Stevens Institute of Technology

HOBOKEN, N.J. -- Svetlana Malinovskaya, Ph.D., Associate Professor for the Physics and Engineering Physics Department at Stevens Institute of Technology, and member of Stevens' Center for Control of Quantum Systems, will speak at the 5th Annual International Conference on Computational Methods in Science and Engineering (ICCMSE). She will make her address during the ICCMSE highlighted symposium, "Quantum Molecular Response and Reaction Dynamics: Theory and Computations." The symposium will be held in honor of Dr. Nils Yngve Öhrn, renowned professor of chemistry and physics at the University of Florida and member of the university's Quantum Theory Project.

Malinovskaya's lecture will describe her latest research on the use of laser pulses to study vibrational energy relaxation and its practical applications to biological imaging techniques. Her lecture is based on research published in a recent paper co-authored by Malinovskaya and Dr. Vladimir S. Malinovsky of MagiQTechnologies, Inc., titled, "Chirped-pulse adiabatic control in coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering for imaging of biological structure and dynamics" (Optics Letters, Vol. 32, No. 6, pgs. 707-709).

Keynote speakers for the symposium include Herschel A. Rabitz, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry at Princeton University, who is a pioneer in adaptive laser control, and Lorenz S. Cederbaum, Ph.D., Professor of Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Heidelberg in Germany and member of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science.

This year's conference will take place from September 25 to 30, on the island of Corfu, Kerkya, Greece. For more information on the conference, visit www.iccmse.org.

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