Res. Chem. Intermed.
, Vol. 28, No. 2,3, p. 87 (2002)
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As members of the RCI Editorial Board and President and past-President of GIRSE,
it is our pleasure to present this issue of Research on Chemical Intermediates that
contains a collection of communications presented at the 6th General Meeting
of GIRSE (Gruppo Italiano di Risonanza di Spin Elettronico), the Italian EPR
spectroscopy group, that was held in Urbino on September 17 –20, 2001. The
meeting was attended by some 70 participants out of ca. 100 GIRSE associates,
and by four scientists from Canada, France, Switzerland and USA who were invited
to deliver lectures in the more advanced branches of EPR and related spectroscopies.
Overall, the meeting consisted of 9 plenary lectures, 18 oral communications and
22 poster presentations.
GIRSE associates are expert in different disciplines (including Chemistry, Biol-
ogy, Physics, and Medicine) but all share the use of EPR spectroscopy as a fun-
damental research tool. The interdisciplinary nature of GIRSE emerges from the
papers collected in the present RCI issue.
This is the second time that these pages host GIRSE’s scienti c contributions
since the proceedings of the 4th meeting were published in a RCI issue in 1996.
Since then, our association has organised the third Italian EPR School (Brallo di
Pregola, 1996) and has played a major role in the organisation of the rst European
EPR School (Caorle, 1999), sponsored by the Federation of European EPR Groups.
Presently, GIRSE is ruled by a ve-member executive committee chaired by Prof.
G. F. Pedulli, whose second mandate will expire on December 2001. The new
executive committee (2002–2003) has already been elected and the new association
chairman will be designated from among its members at the rst committee
Finally, we wish to emphasise that the 6th GIRSE meeting was dedicated to the
memory of Prof. Luigi Pasimeni (University of Padua, Italy), who was among the
promoters of the establishment of GIRSE and who tragically passed away early
this year. Prof. Pasimeni operated for a long time in the eld of time-resolved
EPR spectroscopy and CIDEP and his contribution to these techniques was outlined
during the commemoration by Prof. Marina Brustolon.
GIAN FRANCO PEDULLI