Gas Kinetics Mini Symposium (Leeds)

Robin Shannon

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Recently I made the trip up to the University of Leeds along with fellow Glowacki group member Dasha Shchepanovska. These meetings used to be an annual occurrence and have been revitalised this year thanks to the hard work of Dr Dan Stone and Dr Julia Lehman. Gas kinetics is not a subject that often breaches into the public consciousness. Kinetics is simply the study of how quickly given molecules react with each other and what new molecule is produced. In the gas phase we are interested in diverse environments such as the earths atmosphere, the inside of a combustion engine and the chemistry in the cold depths of space and as such this field is at the forefront of efforts to understand and predict climate change and  to probe the origins of life in outer space.

This meeting gathered researchers from all over the UK, from Bristol, Oxford and…

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