The 4th Alpine Conference (Pines’ Symposium)

The 4th Alpine Conference on Solid-State NMR

Chamonix Mont-Blanc, France 11-15 September 2005

Dedicated to Alex Pines,
on the occasion of his 60th birthday

Pines’ Symposium

The scientific part of the 4th Alpine Conference on Solid State NMR started on sunday 11th, with a celebration in honour of Alex Pines.

Confirmed participants in this symposium included some of Alex’s senior friends and colleagues: M.V. Berry, B. Blumich, P. Callaghan, J.W. Emsley, J. Fraissard, R. Freeman, W.M. Gelbart, M. Goldman, R.G. Griffin, E.L. Hahn, C. Jameson, R. Kaptein, C.L. Khetrapal, Z. Luz, A. McDermott, G.E. Maciel, B. Maraviglia, M. Mehring, C.P. Slichter, P. Stilbs, J.S. Waugh. H. Wennerstrom, K. Wüthrich, and D. Ziessow.

Short presentations were given by many of Alex’s ex-students and post-docs.

Program of the Pines’ Symposium

10:00-12:05am (J.S. Waugh, chair)

Optical Vorticulture
Michael V. Berry

Solid State NMR Nanocrystallography of a Deuterated Protein
Kurt Zilm

Dipolar Effects in Solution NMR
Warren Warren, Gigi Galiana, Rosa Tamara Branca, Louis Bouchard

Novel 2D NMR of Dairy Products and Chocolates
Lauren Burcaw, Martin Hurlimann, Yi-Qiao Song

Measuring Correlated Structure Distributions in Amourphous Solids
Philip Grandinetti

The Xe Chemical Shift in Channels, Cages, and other Nanopores
Cynthia Jameson

1:45-3:10pm (R. Freeman, chair)

A Little About Rheo-NMR, and My Tribute to Alex Pines in His 60th Year
Paul T. Callaghan

NMR Probing Peptide Conformation in Prion Peptides
David Wemmer

Hyperpolarized Xenon and its Potential for Advances in NMR Surface Analysis
Daniel Raftery

Hyperpolarization of 129Xe by Microwave Pumped Overhauser Effect (MOE)
Song-I Han

Amyloid Fibrils, Unfolded Proteins, and Proteins in Membranes
Robert Tycko

3:25-4:50pm (R.G. Griffin, chair)

Multiple Nuclear Spin Correlations and Nuclear Spin-Spin Interactions Mediated via Electron Spins in an S-Bus System
Michael Mehring, Andreas Heidebrecht, Jens Mende

Radiative Equilibration and the Path to Single Molecule NMR
Mark C. Butler, Valerie A. Norton, Daniel P. Weitekamp

The Analytical Side of MAS NMR
Stefano Caldarelli

NMR Investigation of Rheological Phenomena in Liquid Crystals
Claudia Schmidt

NMR Analyses of Molecularly Ordered Inorganic Solids Lacking Long-Range Crystallinity
Brad F. Chmelka

5:30-6:40pm (E.L. Hahn, chair)

High-Resolution NMR Spectroscopy and High-Definition Imaging in Heterogeneous Fields
Boaz Shapira, Assaf Tal and Lucio Frydman

NMR Observation of Dynamics in Metallic Supercooled Liquids and Glasses
Yue Wu and Lilong Li

Solid State NMR Studies of Molecular Recognition at Biomaterial Interfaces
Gary Drobny

Solid Results from Solution NMR
Kurt Wüthrich