ISMB2015 – The XXVI International Symposium on Molecular Beams @ Parador Nacional de Segovia
Jun 27 – Jul 3 all-day

ISMB2015 is the XXVI Edition of the Molecular Beams Conference series and will take place in Segovia, Spain, from the 28th of June to the 3rd of July 2015. The venue will be Parador Nacional de Segovia, an outstanding hotel and convention center located very close to medieval Segovia downtown, UNESCO Heritage city since 1985.

ISMB2015 will bring together scientists from all over the world to present and discuss the most recent advances in Molecular Beams Science, including reaction and photodissociation dynamics of neutral and ion molecules, ultrafast dynamics and coherent control, cold molecules, biomolecules, molecular clusters and helium droplets, liquid micro-jets and aerosols, beam-surface collisions, with contributions from both theory and experiment.

Following the tradition of the last Conferences, in this occasion ISMB2015 is dedicated to two outstanding scientists whose contributions and impact on Molecular Beams Science have been fundamental: Piergiorgio Casavecchia and Mike Ashfold, who will deliver plenary lectures in a special session in the afternoon of July 2, 2015.

The Conference format will include invited lectures, oral presentations selected among the abstract contributions, and poster sessions. The participation of young researchers and students is particularly welcome.

The day of arrival is Sunday, June 28, 2015, with registration during the afternoon and a reception in the evening. The program starts on Monday, June 29, 2015. The Conference will finish on the 3rd of July at midday, after a closure session.

Further information can be found on the conference web site: which will be kept updated with the most recent news.

On behalf of the ISMB2015 Organizing Committee,
Javier Aoiz & Luis Bañares (Chairs)

ATTO2015 @ Manoir Saint-Sauveur, Canada
Jul 5 – Jul 10 all-day

The 5th International Conference on Attosecond Physics will focus on few-cycle laser pulse generation and applications, generation and characterization of isolated attosecond pulses, high harmonic generation spectroscopy, electronic and nuclear dynamics in strong fields, and ultrafast phenomena probed by attosecond technologies. This conference is the fith in a row. Previous conferences were held in Dresden (2007), Manhattan (2009), Sapporo (2011), and Paris (2013).

Confirmed tutorial speaker:
Nirit Dudovich, Weizmann Institute, Israel

Confirmed invited speakers include:
Zenghu Chang, University of Central Florida, USA Oren Cohen, Technion, Israel Kyung Taec Kim, GIST, South Korea Fernando Martin, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid,Spain Tomoya Okino, Riken, Japan Thomas Pfeifer, Max-Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Germany Hans Jakob Wörner, ETH Zürich, Switzerland Jun Ye, JILA, USA

Local organizers:
François Légaré ( and Paul B. Corkum (

QRS 2015
Jul 5 – Jul 10 all-day

Quantum Reactive Scattering XIII (July 6th-10th, 2015) Salamanca, Spain

This edition is devoted to:
– Gas-phase reactions
– Development of quantum methods
– Semiclassical approaches
– Stereodynamics
– Theory of non-adiabatic processes
– Potential energy surfaces
– Reactions at low and ultra-low temperaturas
– Gas-surface reactions
– Astrochemistry

We want to encourage the participation of young researchers and special Prof. A. Kuppermann-in memorial awards for the best contributions will be sponsored by the Journal of Physical Chemistry A.

Susana Gomez-Carrasco
Tomas Gonzalez-Lezana
Lola Gonzalez-Sanchez
Octavio Roncero

Quantum Reactive Scattering XIII @ Colegio Fonseca
Jul 5 – Jul 10 all-day

This workshop series started in 1990 as an informal gathering of theoreticians interested in the quantum description of reactive scattering processes.

The next edition of the QRS workshop will be held in Salamanca (Spain) and will be devoted to new developments in the field of reaction dynamics.

There will be several awards for the best posters of young participants dedicated to the memory of Prof. Aron Kuppermann sponsored by the Journal of Physical Chemistry A.

Susana Gómez-Carrasco
Tomás González-Lezana
Lola González-Sánchez
Octavio Roncero

Molecular Physics Workshop
Jul 6 – Jul 10 all-day

The Molecular Physics Workshop will be held in Caen from the 7th to the 10th of July 2015. The meeting is organised by the IOP Molecular Physics Group (MPG) in partnership with the Centre de recherche sur les Ions, les MAtériaux et la Photonique (CIMAP) laboratory. The highlighted themes are ion collisions with molecules, low energy electron induced processes, large molecules and nanoparticles, synchrotron and laser spectroscopies, and molecular astrophysics.

To date, the confirmed invited speakers are:
Valérie Blanchet (CELIA, Bordeaux)
Philippe Boduch (CIMAP, Caen)
Valérie Gabélica (IECB, Bordeaux)
Petra Rudolf (University of Groningen)
Paul Scheier (University of Innsbruck)
Jonathan Tennyson (University College London)

Generous support from the Université de Caen Basse-Normandie, the MPG, the PIMMS International Training Network, CIMAP, and the Spectroscopy and Dynamics Group (SDG) of the Royal Society of Chemistry have ensured low registration fees and a number of talks will be reserved for students and post-docs. For more details, registration (deadline 1st April 2015), and abstract submission (deadline 1st of May) please visit the meeting website.

Sam Eden and Jean-Christophe Poully on behalf of the Organising Committee

@ Harnack House
Jul 12 – Jul 23 all-day

A 10-days Hands-on Tutorial Workshop on Density-functional theory and beyond: First-principles simulations of molecules and materials will be held on July 13 to 23, 2015, at Harnack House Berlin (

This ten-day Hands-On Tutorial Workshop introduces the basic and current developments in electronic structure theory for an intended audience of researchers entering the field. Morning lectures on the most important topics will be given by a field of international experts, complemented by afternoon hands-on sessions – practical exercises with computers – to deepen selected topics. For example, we cover:
* Density-functional theory (DFT) and quantum chemical approaches
* The most important numerical implementations
* Advanced functionals (capabilities and limits!)
* Electronic structure theory “beyond traditional Kohn-Sham DFT” (including GW, TDDFT, many-body formalisms)
* Ab initio molecular dynamics and nuclear quantum effects
* Multiscale approaches and statistical learning based on first principles
… and a wide range of other topics.
The application and poster-abstract submission interfaces for the workshop are now open until March 31. For space reasons, the number of participants will be limited to approximately 70. Acceptance decisions will be made within 2 weeks after the deadline (April 15, 2015).

Limited funds for financial support are available.
See the web page for details:

FEMTO12 – The Hamburg Conference on Femtochemistry @ CFEL, CUI, DESY, and Universität Hamburg
Jul 12 @ 8:30 am – Jul 17 @ 9:30 am

The 12th Femtochemistry Conference (FEMTO12) – Frontiers of ultrafast phenomena in Chemistry, Biology, and Physics – will take place in Hamburg, Germany, from 12. to 17. July 2015. The venue will be the Campus Bahrenfeld of DESY and the University of Hamburg, which with its unique facilities and scientific environment provides a great scientific setting for this ultrafast science conference.

Hamburg, officially “Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg”, is the second largest city in Germany and the eighth largest city in the European Union. The Hamburg Metropolitan Region has more than 5 million inhabitants. The port of Hamburg, on the river Elbe, is the second largest port in Europe (after the Port of Rotterdam) and tenth largest worldwide. Hamburg is a major transport hub and is one of the most affluent cities in Europe. The city is a notable tourist destination for both domestic and overseas visitors and it is ranked 17th in the world for livability in 2012. See, for instance, for more details on the city.

FEMTO12 will bring together scientists from all over the world to present and discuss the most recent advances in femtosciences, including reaction dynamics, coherent control, structural dynamics, solvation phenomena, liquids and interfaces, fast processes in biological systems, strong field processes, attosecond electron dynamics and aggregates, surfaces and solids with contributions from both theory and experiment.

Registration is open at, with a deadline of 30. April 2015 for abstract submission and early bird payment. A number of submitted abstracts will be selected for hot topics talks.

In order to allow as many early-stage researchers as possible to attend the conference, the Hamburg Center for Ultrafast Imaging provides substantial support for PhD students upon application. Please see for details. Moreover, a block of rooms is set aside in the DESY guest house especially for students participating in FEMTO12.

Further details regarding travel and housing are provided on the FEMTO12 website.

The confirmed invited speakers are listed at and currently include

  • Bernd Abel (Universität Leibzig)
  • Philip Anfinrud (NIDDK, NIH, Bethesda, MD)
  • Huib Bakker (AMOLF, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
  • Misha Bonn (MPI Polymer Research, Mainz)
  • Tobias Brixner (Universität Würzburg)
  • Francesca Calegari (Politecnico di Milano)
  • Martin Centurion (University of Nebraska)
  • Henry Chapman (CFEL, DESY and Universität Hamburg)
  • Majed Chergui (EPFL Lausanne)
  • Martina Dell’Angela (Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste)
  • Thomas Elsaesser (Max-Born-Institut, Berlin)
  • Fernando Martín García (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid)
  • Leticia González (Universität Wien)
  • Frank de Groot (University of Utrecht)
  • Kevin Kubarych (University of Michigan)
  • Damien Laage (ENS Paris)
  • Stefan Lochbrunner (Universität Rostock)
  • Jom Luiten (Technische Universiteit Eindhoven)
  • Dwayne Miller (CFEL, MPSD, Hamburg and University of Toronto)
  • Keith Nelson (MIT, Cambridge, MA)
  • Kenji Ohmori (Institute for Molecular Science, Okazaki)
  • Hrvoje Petek (University of Pittsburgh)
  • Arnaud Rouzée (Max-Born-Institut, Berlin)
  • Artem Rudenko (Kansas State University)
  • Tamar Seideman (Northwestern University, Evanston, IL)
  • Henrik Stapelfeldt (Aarhus University)
  • Villy Sundström (University of Lund)
  • Toshinori Suzuki (Kyoto University)
  • Regina de Vivie-Riedle (LMU München)
  • Peter Vöhringer (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn)
  • Matthias Wollenhaupt (Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg)
  • Hans Jakob Wörner (ETH Zürich)
POSMOL 2015 @ Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Jul 16 – Jul 20 all-day

The XVIII International Workshop on Low Energy Positron and Positronium Physics and XIX International Symposium on Electron Molecule Collisions and Swarms (POSMOL 2015) will be held at Universidade Nova de Lisboa Rectorate building, Campus de Campolide.

POSMOL 2015 permits to achieve a very privileged forum of sharing and developing our scientific expertise of current aspects of positron, positronium and antiproton interactions with electrons, atoms, molecules and solid surfaces, and related topics, as well as electron interactions with molecules in both gaseous and condensed phases. Particular topics include studies of electron interactions with biomolecules, electron induced surface chemistry and the study of plasma processes. Recent developments in the study of swarms are also fully addressed.

POSMOL 2015 promises to be an exciting and stimulating conference providing a very privileged opportunity of scientific and technical discussions with contributions from top reference leading research groups. We are also very pleased by the encouragement to younger researchers to make their progress report presentations.

More information here:

ISACC 2015 @ Meliá Avenida America
Jul 17 – Jul 21 all-day

The 7th International Symposium “Atomic Cluster Collisions” ISACC 2015 will be held in Madrid, Spain, from 18 to 21 of July 2015, as a satellite meeting of the ICPEAC-2015 conference.

The conference will be held in the Hotel Melia (Avenida America), located in one of the busiest areas in Madrid.

The ISACC 2015 symposium is intended to have an interdisciplinary nature, bringing together theoreticians and experimentalists of different fields. It will promote the growth and exchange of scientific information on the structure, properties and dynamics of complex nuclear, atomic, molecular, cluster, nanoscopic and biological systems studied primarily by means of photonic, electronic, heavy particle and atomic collisions.

We encourage you, specially predoctoral/postdoctoral researchers and tenure-track fellows, to attend the conference and to submit abstracts for oral contributions and/or poster presentations.

For additional information please visit the conference website at:

Please forward it to colleagues, who might be interested.

We look forward to welcoming you to Madrid in July 2015!

ISACC-2015 Organizing Committe:
Gerardo Delgado-Barrio (Chair)
Pablo Villarreal (Chair)
Daniel Arismendi-Arrieta
Sergio Díaz-Tendero
Rita Prosmiti

ISWAMP ‐ 3 @ DESY Hamburg
Jul 17 – Jul 20 all-day

3rd Workshop on Intense field-Short Wavelength Atomic and Molecular Processes  –  (ISWAMP ‐ 3)

The 3rd international workshop on “Intense field – Short Wavelength Atomic and Molecular Processes” (ISWAMP-3) will be held in Hamburg, Germany, from 18 to 20 July 2015, as a satellite meeting of the ICPEAC-2015 conference.

 The series of ISWAMP workshops, which was started in 2011 in Dublín (Ireland) and continued in 2013 in Xi’an (China), is intended to provide a platform for the community of AMO scientists who are working on interactions of atoms, molecules, clusters and nano-particles with intense laser fields extending from the UV through the Extreme-UV (EUV) and on to the X-ray region of the electromagnetic spectrum. ISWAMP is also designed to provide a focus for the complementary field of high harmonic generation (HHG) and attosecond science. The workshop will be an international forum for those who wish to present and discuss their recent contributions, projects on research and latest techniques and methods related to the following topics: 

1. Excitation, ionization and fragmentation in intense EUV and X-ray fields 2. Non-linear processes in EUV and X-ray fields 3. Developments in short-wavelength free electron lasers 4. Developments in HHG-attosecond light sources 5. Instrumentation for ISWAMP 6. New approaches to intense UV and X-ray generation 

ISWAMP-3 will be organized close to the Free Electron Laser facilities in Hamburg, FLASH and European XFEL, around a scientific programme, including review lectures, invited and contributed talks, a poster session, and a visit to the facility sites. More information and detailed instructions will be sent in the second announcement by 15 March 2015. 

Please book the dates already on your calendar.

We are looking forward seeing you in Hamburg in July 2015. 

On behalf of the International Advisory Committee (IAC) Michael Meyer (chair) IAC members: Lorenzo Avaldi, John Bozek, Carlo Callegari, Dajun Ding, Michael Meyer, Robert Moshammer, Lampros Nikolopoulos, Artem Rudenko, Robin Santra, Kiyoshi Ueda