This conference on both the physics and chemistry of laser-induced processes in molecules was organized by the Quantum Electronics Divisional Board of the European Physical Society whose membership is given on p.367. The confer ence aim, to mix physicists and chemists interested in this exciting field both from Europe and further afield, was well fulfilled by the attendance of around 250 participants and the submission of about 100 papers, which dre presented here. Numerous people at both the Physics Department, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, and at the Projektgruppe fUr Laserforschung, MPI, Garching, con tributed hard work to the organization; in addition to Dr. Bob Harrison, who bore the biggest burden with conspicuous success, we particularly thank Hugh MacKenzie, Richard Dennis and last but not least Miss Joanne Askham and the secretaries in Edinburgh together with Frau Doris Maischberger and the secretaries in Garching. December 1978 K.L. Kompa S.D. Smith Conren~ Part I. Study of Lasers and Related Techniques Suitable for Applications in Chemistry and Spectroscopy Rare Gas Halogen Lasers and Photochemical Applications. By S.D. Rockwood................................................... 3 Group VI Molecular Photolytic Dissociation Studies Using Rare Gas Halide Lasers. By M.C. Gower, A.J. Kearsley, and C.E. Webb ......... 8 Broadly Tunable UV Source Based on Stimulated Raman Scattering.