Events

Apr
13
Mon
* Tulip-VI Summer School on Modern Developments in Spectroscopy
Apr 13 – Apr 17 all-day

The next edition of the Tulip Summer School on Modern Developments in Spectroscopy will be held in Noordwijk, The Netherlands, on April 14-17, 2015. The Tulip School is organized under the auspices of the Holland Research School of Molecular Chemistry (HRSMC).

The Tulip VI School follows the format of the previous Schools organized in the spring of 2001, 2003, 2006, 2009, and 2012. Highly qualified scientists will present introductory and specialized lectures on various topics in the field of spectroscopic and dynamical studies of molecular systems. The topics range from attosecond physics and spectroscopy, chiroptical spectroscopies, spectroscopy and metrology, advanced nano-biophysical microscopy, teraherz spectroscopy, to kinetics and dynamics of elementary chemical/biophysical processes

Each lecturer will present a 4 hour course.
The courses in 2015 will be given by the following invited lecturers:

Prof. Paul Corkum, National Research Council-Canada, University of Ottawa, Canada Prof. John Doyle, Harvard University, USA Prof. Kjeld Eikema, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands Prof. Jorg Enderlein, Universität Göttingen, Germany Prof. Martina Havenith, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany Prof. David Nesbitt, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA

Location: Noordwijk, The Netherlands
Date : 14-17 April 2012
Website : http://www.hrsmc.nl/upcoming-events
Audience: PhD students and Postdocs

Apr
15
Wed
Swedish-German Workshop on Science with soft X-rays
Apr 15 – Apr 17 all-day

Swedish-German Workshop on Science with soft X-rays

Chemical Dynamics, Correlated Electrons, Magnetism, and Magnetic Switching

HZB, Berlin, 16./17.04.2015

We would like to invite you to participate in the Swedish-German Workshop on Science with soft X-rays that will be organized by HZB in Berlin-Adlershof on April 16-17. The workshop will focus on new developments and recent advances in experiment and theory in soft x-ray science, with particular attention on but not limited to chemical dynamics, correlated electrons, magnetism, and magnetic switching. The aim of this workshop is to stimulate interaction between experimentalists and theoreticians working in the field. We will therefore have a series of short talks with ample time for discussion among participants.

The workshop will start with a morning session on Thursday, April 16 and end early afternoon on Friday, April 17. We will have Invited talks, Hot Topic Contributions and a Poster Session.

Hot Topic talks will be selected from the contributed papers. We therefore encourage you to submit an abstract your latest and most exciting results. Please register here: http://hz-b.de/sgw

There is no fee for participation in the workshop.

Apr
19
Sun
NLight15 @ Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems
Apr 19 – Apr 24 all-day

The “Novel Light Sources from Laser-Plasma Interactions” workshop will take place at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems in Dresden, Germany on 20 – 24 April 2015. It aims to bring together theorists and experimentalists working across a wide range of topics, including:

– Attosecond pulse sources from LPI
– X-ray and X-FEL sources from LPI
– Pump-probe experiments and applications of LPI sources
– Filamentation and THz generation
– γ-ray sources and QED processes
– Parametric amplification of short pulses

List of invited speakers (*to be confirmed):

*H. Chapman (CFEL, Germany)
S.L. Chin (Université Laval, Canada)
N.J. Fisch (Princeton University, USA)
Leemans (Berkeley Lab, USA)
J. Meyer-ter-Vehn (MPQ Garching, Germany) F. Quéré (CEA Saclay, France) *X.-C. Zhang (University of Rochester, USA)

More information about the workshop can be found at: http://www.mpipks-dresden.mpg.de/~nlight15

Applications for participation and oral or poster contributions are welcome and should be made by using the application form on the event’s web page. The number of attendees is limited. The registration fee for the event is 120 EUR and should be paid by all participants. Costs for accommodation and meals will be covered by the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems. Limited funding is available to partially cover travel expenses. Please note that childcare is available upon request.

Applications received before 31st January 2015 are considered preferentially.

Apr
21
Tue
MPM 2015
Apr 21 @ 2:45 pm – Apr 24 @ 3:45 pm

The Modeling Photoactive Molecules (MPM) conference that will be held in Nantes (North West of France) between from April 21st to April 24th 2015.

Several keynote speakers have already confirmed their participation:
Mike BEARPARK, London, UK
Ksenia BRAVAYA, Boston, USA
Ilaria CIOFINI, Paris, FRANCE
Nicolas FERRÉ, Marseille, FRANCE
Leticia GONZALEZ, Vienna, AUSTRIA
Gerrit GROENHOF, Jyväskylä, FINLAND
Roland LINDH, Uppsala, SWEDEN
Shinichiro NAKAMURA, Riken, JAPAN
Massimo OLIVUCCI, Siena, ITALY and Bowling Green, USA
Walter THIEL, Mülheim an der Ruhr, GERMANY

The conference is organized in the framework of the ERC Marches project and is devoted to several topics:
METHODS:
‐ Semi‐emperical, (TD‐)DFT and wavefunction approaches;
‐ Excited state dynamics;
‐ Hybrid QM/MM methods;
‐ Recently developed schemes for locating conical intersections.
PROPERTIES:
‐ Quantum yields;
‐ Photochemical events;
‐ Competitive reactivity at the excited‐state;
‐ Photocontrol and fluorescence imaging.
SYSTEMS:
‐ Organic molecules and photochromes;
‐ Molecular motors;
‐ Photoactive proteins/membranes/DNA;
‐ ESIPT chromophores.

The registration and the abstract submission are now open (link).
The registration fees can be paid online or by bank transfer until March 16th (17:00 GMT).
Once we received your payment, a confirmation email will be send to you. Be aware
that there could be one week delay between your bank transfer and our confirmation.

Apr
27
Mon
Expert WG2 Meeting on Biomolecules @ CePTOR congress center
Apr 27 @ 3:00 pm – Apr 30 @ 12:00 pm
Expert WG2 Meeting on Biomolecules @ CePTOR congress center | Vojvodina | Serbia

The 2nd meeting organized in the framework of Working Group 2 of COST Action CM1204 (XUV/X-ray light and fast ions for ultrafast chemistry) will take place in Fruska gora (Serbia) from April 27th to April 30th, 2015. It will be an expert meeting centered on biomolecules.

Deadline for registration is March 20th, 2015.
Deadline for abstract submission is April 1st, 2014.

More information can be found on the meeting website: http://www.xlic-wg2-2015.ipb.ac.rs/index.html

FINANCIAL SUPPORT:
The participation of a limited number of XLIC participants and speakers will be supported with the Action budget. Participants entitled for reimbursement should have been informally notified about their status.

By the end of March, all participants will receive an official invitation to the meeting confirming their eligibility status and highligting some of the COST rules for reimbursement which should be carefully examined before incurring any expense in:

Since the budget allocated for the meeting is limited, it is highly reccomended keeping the claims for meals and accomodation at the actual level of expensiture during the meeting (240 €/210 € per person for the whole meeting). Nevertheless. in compliance with COST rules, this subsistence expenses will be reimbursed on the basis of flat rates (no need to show invoices). The applicable flat rates for this meeting, as approved by XLIC Management Committee, are 80 EUR for accommodation and 0 EUR for meals.

For travel expenses actual costs can be claimed on the basis of the receipts provided. (Any restriction applying to travel expenses will be notified to each participant entitled for reimbursement)

IMPORTANT: Participants selected for reimbursement are kindly asked to keep their expenses as low as possible to ensure a wide distribution of the Action budget.

The submission of claims shall be done after the meeting, but, for any non-regular expense or doubt you may have, please, better ask in advance (info@xlic.eu). E.g. fligths departure/arrivals from/to places other than where the eligible participant is working/residing, extra meals, nights, taxi expenses, etc. shall not be reimbursed if permission is not requested before the meeting.

May
10
Sun
Expert WG2 Meeting on Large Interstellar Molecules @ Lorentz Center
May 10 – May 13 all-day

The 3rd meeting organized in the framework of Working Group 2 of COST Action CM1204 (XUV/X-ray light and fast ions for ultrafast chemistry) will take place in Leiden (Netherlands) from May 11 to 13, 2015. It will be an expert meeting centered on Large Interstellar Molecules: “Energetic Processing of Large Interstellar Molecules”.

Three key questions will be addressed during the workshop:

  • Which experimental techniques do we need to develop to probe correlated electronic-vibrational dynamics in photo-activated molecules?
  • What is the functional role of non-equilibrium vibrational motion for energy and charge transport as well as energy storage in biomolecules? How are these specific molecular motions “selected”?
  • Do we have an appropriate theoretical framework to describe and understand these phenomena? Is the predictive power of the current theories enough to accurately predict dynamics and functionality?

More information can be found on the meeting website: http://www.lorentzcenter.nl/lc/web/2015/725/info.php3?wsid=725&venue=Snellius

FINANCIAL SUPPORT:
The participation of a limited number of XLIC participants and speakers will be supported with the Action budget. Participants entitled for reimbursement should have been informally notified about their status.

By the end of March, all participants will receive an official invitation to the meeting confirming their eligibility status and highligting some of the COST rules for reimbursement which should be carefully examined before incurring any expense in:

Since the budget allocated for the meeting is limited, it is highly reccomended keeping the claims for meals and accomodation at the actual level of expensiture during the meeting. Nevertheless. in compliance with COST rules, this subsistence expenses will be reimbursed on the basis of flat rates (no need to show invoices). The applicable flat rates for this meeting, as approved by XLIC Management Committee, are 100 EUR for accommodation and 0 EUR for meals.

For travel expenses actual costs can be claimed on the basis of the receipts provided. (Any restriction applying to travel expenses will be notified to each participant entitled for reimbursement)

IMPORTANT: Participants selected for reimbursement are kindly asked to keep their expenses as low as possible to ensure a wide distribution of the Action budget.

The submission of claims shall be done after the meeting, but, for any non-regular expense or doubt you may have, please, better ask in advance (info@xlic.eu). E.g. fligths departure/arrivals from/to places other than where the eligible participant is working/residing, extra meals, nights, taxi expenses, etc. shall not be reimbursed if permission is not requested before the meeting.

Jun
8
Mon
15th ICQC
Jun 8 @ 11:15 am – Jun 13 @ 12:15 pm

The 15th International Congress of Quantum Chemistry (ICQC) will take place in Beijing, June 8-13, 2015. The registration has been opened starting from Oct 1, 2014. Please browse http://www.icqc2015.org/. The following eminent theoretical chemists have accepted the invitation for lectures:

Millard Alexander (U Maryland), Yuriko Aoki (Kyushu U), Paul Ayers (McMaster U), Joel Bowman (Emory U), Ria Broer-Braam (Groningen U), Filipp Furche (UC Irvine), Jiali Gao (U Minnesota), Yiqin Gao (Peking U), Stefan Grimme (U Bonn), Sharon Hammes-Schiffer (UIUC), Martin Head-Gordon (UC Berkeley), Dudley Herschbach (Harvard, Nobel Laureate), Roald Hoffmann (Cornell U, Nobel Laureate), Kendall Houk (UCLA), Denis Jacquemin (U Nantes), Poul Jørgensen (U Aarhus), Kwang S. Kim (Ulsan), Wanzhen Liang (Xiamen U), Carmay Lim (Acad Sinica), Yi Luo (KTH), Rudolf Marcus (Caltech, Nobel Laureate), Benedetta Mennucci (U Pisa), Josef Michl (U Colorado), Keiji Morokuma (U Kyoto), Hiroshi Nakatsuji (QCRI), Jozef Noga (Comenius U), Oleg Prezhdo (US C), Leo Radom (U Sydney), Lucia Reining(Ecole Polytech), Andreas Savin (UPMC), George Schatz (Northwester U), H. Bernhard Schlegel (Wayne State U), Tamar Seideman (Northwestern U), Juha Vaara (U Oulu), Xin Xu (Fudan U), Yijing Yan (Hong Kong UST), Xueming Yang (DICP), Donghui Zhang (DICP)

The registration fee is 350 EUROs (regular) and 175 EUROs (student), which covers (i) conference and reception, coffee breaks, all the lunches; (ii) a tour to the Great Wall; (iii) refreshments in the four poster sessions.

The conference venue will be in the New Tsinghua Amphitheatre in the Tsinghua University Campus (ranked by Forbes as one of the 14 most beautiful University Campuses in the world, the only one in Asia), easily connected by subways and other public transports. Many hotels, restaurants, supermarkets, cafes are within the distance of 20-minute walk. You may also easily rent a bicycle for one week or even one month for less than 10 EUROs. Beijing is a fantastic place to see.

The air quality in the first half of June will be satisfactory and it is sure that you will enjoy the sunshine and the cosy temperature.

There will be eight satellite meetings featuring on specialized directions of theoretical and computational chemistry. Please consult the website: http://www.icqc2015.org/.

We look forward to welcoming you in China!

Sincerely,

Zhigang Shuai, Weihai Fang, Wenjian Liu, Weitao Yang

Organizing Committee of the 15th ICQC

Jun
9
Tue
Jun 9 – Jun 12 all-day

The International Conference on Ultrafast Structural Dynamics is a platform for discussing the latest developments aimed at understanding real-time structural changes in materials science, chemistry, and biology using a variety of techniques including

  • Ultrafast electron diffraction, scattering and microscopy
  • Ultrafast x-ray diffraction, scattering and spectroscopy
  • Ultrafast multidimensional vibrational and electronic spectroscopies

While these sub-communities use their own technologies and methodologies, they have a lot in common in terms of their scientific goals: Making visible the ultrafast dynamics of molecular systems with atomistic resolution. The conference aims at building bridges to better connect these sub-communities and to foster their exchange. This will be 3rd edition of that conference series taking place June 10-12, 2015 in Zurich, Switzerland; the first was held in 2010 in Lausanne organized by Majed Chergui, and the second in 2012 in Berlin by Thomas Elsaesser.

Confirmed invited speakers include:

  • Rafael Abela (Paul Scherrer Institute)
  • Paul Beaud (Paul Scherrer Institute)
  • Tobias Brixner (Universitaet Wuerzburg)
  • Fabrizio Carbone (EPF Lausanne)
  • Majed Chergui (EPF Lausanne)
  • Eric Collet (Universite de Rennes)
  • Jure Demsar (TU Ilmenau)
  • Hermann Duerr (SLAC National Accelerator Facility)
  • Thomas Elsaesser (MBI Berlin)
  • Kelly Gaffney (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University)
  • Kristoffer Haldrup (DTU)
  • Nils Huse (MPSD, CFEL, Uni Hamburg)
  • Hyotcherl Ihee (KAIST)
  • Munira Khalil (University of Washington)
  • Claudio Masciovecchio (ELETTRA)
  • Dwayne Miller (MPI-SDM Hamburg, Univeristy of Toronto)
  • Shaul Mukamel (UC Irvine)
  • Mariano Trigo (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)
  • Philipp Werner (Univeristy of Freiburg)

We are pleased to invite registration and abstracts for the Third International Conference on Ultrafast Structural Dynamics (ICUSD 2015) to be held in Zurich, Switzerland on June 10-12, 2015.

Please register and submit abstracts at http://icusd2015.ethz.ch.

The organizers:

Steven Johnson (ETH Zurich) and Peter Hamm (University of Zurich)

Jun
18
Thu
Spectroscopy Lectures :: theory and codes @ CECAM-HQ-EPFL
Jun 18 – Jun 19 all-day

The CECAM School on: “Theoretical Spectroscopy Lectures: theory and codes” reaches the 6th edition and takes place from 18th to 22th of May, 2015 at the CECAM-HQ-EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Electronic excitations are probed by experimental techniques such as optical absorption, EELS and photo-emission (direct or inverse). From the theory point of view, excitations and excited state properties are out of the reach of density-functional theory (DFT), which is a ground-state theory. In the last twenty years other ab-initio theories and frameworks, which are able to describe electronic excitations and spectroscopy, have become more and more used: time-dependent density-functional theory (TDDFT) and many-body perturbation theory (MBPT) or Green’s function theory (GW approximation and Bethe-Salpeter equation BSE). In fact, computational solutions and codes have been developed in order to implement these theories and to provide tools to calculate excited state  properties.The present school focuses on these points, covering theoretical, practical, and also numerical aspects of TDDFT and MBPT, and codes implementing them (ABINIT, DP, EXC).

The presentation of the theory will be followed by practical classes and hands-on  tutorials. At the end of the school, students will have sufficient working knowledge to  pursue their projects at their home institution. The participants are expected to have a fair knowledge of DFT prior to the school (see Ref. 1, given in the school’s website) and to be familiar with one plane-wave pseudopotential based software.
Indeed, although at the beginning of the school, we will make sure that the DFT level of all participants is enough in this respect and provide the needed complementary  information and training, the purpose of the school is to go beyond DFT, with hands-on exercices based on plane-wave implementations.

The deadline for application is on 15 April 2015, but giving the limited number of places (around 25) many applications will be considered even before the deadline. Especially student candidates coming from outside EU are encouraged to register soon: an answer to them will be given as soon as possible for VISA and traveling purposes.

In order to apply for the school, please go to: http://www.cecam.org/workshop-1136.html

Jun
21
Sun
Ultrafast X-ray Summer School 2015 in HamburgUXSS 2015 @ DESY
Jun 21 – Jun 25 all-day

The Ultrafast X-ray Summer School 2015 will take place at DESY in Hamburg, Germany in the period from June 22, 2015 to June 25, 2015. UXSS 2015 is jointly organized by the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL) at DESY and the PULSE institute at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. The summer school program will be highly interdisciplinary, with topics ranging from accelerator physics to molecular biology. A list of speakers can be found at the end of this message. More details will be provided in the Second Announcement in February 2015. Please forward this announcement to doctoral students and postdoctoral research associates who you think might be interested in participating in UXSS 2015.

List of speakers at UXSS 2015

  • Robin Santra, CFEL, Germany: Fundamentals of x-ray–matter interaction
  • Giorgio Margaritondo, EPFL, Switzerland: X-ray light sources
  • Linda Young, ANL, USA: Atomic and molecular physics using ultrafast x-rays
  • Markus Gühr, PULSE, USA: Ultrafast chemical dynamics
  • Thomas White, CFEL, Germany: Protein nanocrystallography
  • Simone Techert, DESY, Germany: Time-resolved structural biology and chemistry
  • David Reis, Stanford, USA: Ultrafast x-ray application in condensed matter physics
  • Wilfried Wurth, DESY, Germany: Ultrafast electronic dynamics in solids
  • Ulf Zastrau, U. Jena, Germany: Matter under extreme conditions

Applications for participation in UXSS 2015 are now being accepted. Please visit

 

http://conferences.cfel.de/uxss_2015/

 

and click on ‘Application’. The application deadline is March 31, 2015.  Please note that the number of summer school participants will be limited. In order to facilitate the selection of participants, we are asking applicants to provide a short text describing their educational and scientific background and their motivation for applying for participation in UXSS 2015. The applicants will be asked to pay a registration fee in the amount of 100 EUR. Accepted applicants will receive financial support for travel and local expenses, provided by the VolkswagenStiftung.