Talks and presentations

See a map of all the places I've given a talk!

On the way to the experimental supercold chemistry

April 20, 2022

Talk, J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, Praha, Czech Republic

Introductory lecture about coherent control of ion-molecule reactions and plans for extension to the domain of electron-ion recombination.

Glass Transition of Small Water Clusters

July 29, 2016

Talk, Riken, Wako Campus, Saitama, Japan

This was a presentation I gave at a gigantic recruitment event for a position of Special Post-doctoral Researcher at Riken. I must say that I did not get the job even though I got quite far: I was on a waiting list, so if someone had refused the offer, I would have got it. It is quite pity that I had to throw away the research idea.

Thermal properties and dynamics of water cluster anions

September 22, 2015

Talk, Sport- und Bildungszentrum Lindow, Lindow, Germany

This is a presentation about my negative results at Clustertreffen 2015. I studied low temperature phase transition of medium-sized negative water clusters (H2O)n-, n=50. Our hypothesis was that the clusters undergo glass transition. The way how to test this hypothesis was to vary a rate of cooling, i.e. the rate of relaxation of the internal structure. Precooling set-up was built but the project suffered from inability to specify and reliably reproduce conditions of cluster formation in an aggregation source. I believe that if we cannot quantify the generation conditions we do not know which initial structure the cluster has, therefore it is impossible to fix relaxation conditions. The project was abandoned for experimental difficulties.