2nd XLIC General Meeting – Gdansk, 2014 @ Gdańsk University of Technology
Sep 9 – Sep 11 all-day
2nd XLIC General Meeting - Gdansk, 2014 @ Gdańsk University of Technology | Gdańsk | pomorskie | Poland

The Second General Meeting of XLIC COST Action will take place in Gdansk, 10-12 September, 2014.

The Local Organiser is Pr. Józef E. Sienkiewicz (Politechnika Gdanska, Gdansk, Poland)

The conference site with registration panel is already available, including the list of invited speakers and preliminary program. XLIC Management Committee meeting will take place during the evening of September 10, 2014. A Young Scientists Forum will be organized on September 11. Young Scientists having carried out a STSM before the meeting will be allowed to present the results derived from their mission. Other young scientists may be selected to presents their latest results.

Important dates

  • Young Scientist Forum:
    Registration: 8.06.2014
    Abstracts submission: 8.06.2014
    Selection of abstracts to be presented during the YSF sessions: 30.06.2014
  • Other participants:
    Registration: 8.07.2014
    Abstracts submission: 8.07.2014



2nd XLIC General Meeting @ Gdańsk University of Technology
Sep 9 – Sep 11 all-day
2nd XLIC General Meeting @ Gdańsk University of Technology | Gdańsk | pomorskie | Poland

The 2nd XLIC General Meeting (COST Action CM1204) will be held at Gdańsk University of Technology (Poland) on September 10-12, 2014. It will also host the 3rd XLIC Management Committee (September 10th).

The schedule and list of invited speakers are already settled. Two poster sessions will be held in order to exchange views and stimulate discussion on research topics. Final meeting programm can be downloaded here: [2nd_XLIC_GM_programme]

The 2nd XLIC General Meeting will include also the Young Scientist Forum (YSF) – a special half-day with talks given by young researchers. List of speakers selected for an oral contribution during the YSF can be found here:

Deadline for the submission of abstracts for invited talks, YSF talks and poster contributions has already expired.

There is no registration fee to attend the meeting but interested participants must register filling the corresponding form before July 8th, 2014.

Information on how to look for your own accommodation and a list of hotels offering discounts for XLIC participants can be found here. Because of the Volleyball Men’s World Championship will be held in Gdańsk in September 2014, early booking of the accommodation is highly recommended.
There are a limited number of rooms available for participants in student’s houses.
To book a room in the dormitories, you should be logged into the meeting website using the e-mail and password sent during the registration, and select “Dormitory booking” from menu to the right. Deadline for booking a dormitory is the end of July.

The participation of all XLIC MC members and speakers will be supported with Action budget. COST will also fully reimburse those young researchers selected for oral contributions in the Young Scientist Forum and depending on the budget we will try to cover also expenses from other young participants.
Participants entitled for reimbursement will receive an official notification and a message highligting some of the COST rules for reimbursement which should, in any case, be carefully examined before incurring any expense in:

Accommodation and meal expenses will be reimbursed on the basis of flat rates. This means that participants should look for their own accommodation.
A reduction on maximum flate rates allowed for this particular meeting has been agreed by XLIC MC. The applicble rates are 80 EUR for accomodation and 15 EUR for meal expenses. For participants staying in student dormitories or other cheap accomodation, less money can be claimed if so desired by requesting the reimbursement for a smaller number of nights.
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 ( 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.

1st XLIC Young Scientists Forum @ Gdańsk University of Technology
Sep 9 – Sep 12 all-day
1st XLIC Young Scientists Forum @ Gdańsk University of Technology | Gdańsk | Pomeranian Voivodeship | Poland

The 2nd  XLIC General Meeting  (Gdansk University of Technology, Gdansk, Poland will host the 1st Young Scientist Forum – a special half-day with talks given by  young researchers (PhD students and post-docs).

The committee of young researchers have selected, on the basis of the submitted abstracts, the following young speakers to give a talk at the YSF. The list is given in  alphabetical order:

  • Cedric Bomme, FLASH, Germany
  • Michael Capron, Univerty of Rennes, France
  • Aurélie Chenel, Université Paris-Sud, France
  • Simone De Camilis, Queen’s University Belfast, UK
  • Ewa Erdmann, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
  • Tor Kjellsson, Stockholm University, Sweden
  • Sylvain Maclot, Université de Caen Basse-Normandie, France
  • Ana Martín Sómer, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
  • Lihi Musbat, Bar Ilan universityk, Israel
  • Geert Reitsma, University of Groningen, Netherlands
  • Estefania Rossich Molina, Université Evry Val d’Essonne, France
  • Janne Solanpää, Tampere University of Technology, Finland

We would like to remind all the YSF speakers that the format of the talk is 15 minutes + 5 minutes of discussion.

If not selected as speaker, young researchers participating in the XLIC General Meeting will have an opportunity to present their results as a poster. The format of the poster is of the A1 size. During the meeting, two special poster sessions are foreseen in order to exchange views and stimulate discussions on research topics, and to support interdisciplinary communication between the researchers.

50th Symposium on Theoretical Chemistry @ University of Vienna
Sep 13 – Sep 18 all-day

The 50th Symposium on Theoretical Chemistry, will take place in Vienna, Austria from September 14-18, 2014.

This year meeting will feature 15 invited speakers, who will present talks spanning from the development of methods in quantum chemistry, in dynamics, or the combination of both, to applications, also for excited states and light-induced processes. Additionally, 24 oral presentations from any field of Theoretical Chemistry will be selected from submissions and posters. Two poster sessions will allow you to interact with theorists from all fields of Theoretical Chemistry. On September 17th, the Hellmann Prize will be awarded to a young theoretical chemist.

The 50th anniversary will be additionally celebrated with two historical lectures. Wilfried Meyer (Kaiserslautern) will highlight the development of Theoretical Chemistry in the last 50 years within the German speaking countries and Klaus Ruedenberg (Iowa) will tell us about the history of Chemistry starting 3000 years ago.

Important dates:

Registration is now open and closes on the 30th of May.

Abstract deadline for oral contributions: 15th June.

Abstract deadline for posters: 15th July.

The number of participants is limited, so we cordially invite you to register as soon as possible.  A contingent of affordable rooms have been reserved to facilitate housing in Vienna.  September is conference high season and cheap accommodation runs out fast. It is therefore recommended to book early. If you fly with Austrian airlines, a discount of 15% is applied for STC participants.

the International Science at FELs 2014 @ Paul Scherrer Institute
Sep 14 – Sep 17 all-day

The International Science at FELs 2014 conference, organised under the auspices of the “Collaboration of European FEL and SPS Facilities”,  will take place at the Paul Scherrer Institute in Villigen, Switzerland, from the 15th to the 17th of September 2014. The conference highlights recent science achievements and new developments in the expanding field of free electron lasers. It covers applications in condensed matter research, biology, chemistry, matter under extreme conditions, atomic and molecular systems as well as theory.

Dedicated introductory lectures for students are offered at the start of the conference. To encourage student participation, student grants have been provided by several sponsors (student support application deadline is on the 30th of June 2014).

ICP 2014
Sep 21 – Sep 23 all-day

The 2014 International Conference on Photochemistry will be held in Paris, France, on September 22-23, 2014. It aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of  Photochemistry, and discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted.

Important Dates

Paper submission March 31, 2014
Notification of acceptance April 30, 2014
Final paper submission and authors’ registration May 31, 2014


8th Photodynamics Meeting
Oct 25 – Oct 31 all-day

The 8th International Meeting on Photodynamics and Related Aspects that will take place in the beautiful city of Oaxaca, México, Oct 26-31, 2014.
This is a bianual conference aimed to promote a fertile exchange between theoretical and experimental scientists working in the following topics:

a)     Photodynamic studies in gas phase and clusters: spectra, energy transfer, reactions, ultra-cold systems.
b)     Photodynamic studies in condensed phases: spectra, energy transfer, reactions, solvation phenomena.
c)      Photodynamic studies in surfaces, biological systems and nanosystems.
d)     Ultrafast processes, coherent control of chemical reactions.

Details about the structure of the meeting, registration fees, important dates and financial support for students is available at meeting web site.

16th Workshop on Dynamical Phenomena at Surfaces (WDPS-16) @ IMDEA-Nanoscience
Oct 28 – Oct 31 all-day

The 16th Workshop on Dynamical Phenomena at Surfaces (WDPS-16) will be held next Fall in Madrid (Spain), October 29-31, 2014.

This is the 16th edition of a series of bi-annual workshops. The last two editions took place in Schloss Ringberg (Germany) and Leiden (The Netherlands). WDPS-16 will cover hot topics in surface science related to dynamical processes, including laser-induced femtochemistry, non-adiabatic phenomena, diffusion of adsorbates, surface reactions and molecule–surface interactions as well as adsorbate vibrations and phonons. Following its tradition, the workshop is a meeting point for experimentalists and theoreticians in the field, and it will thus address those topics from a broad perspective.

Invited Speakers

Bill Allison (University of Cambridge, UK)
Heike Arnolds (University of Liverpool, UK)
Rainer Beck (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzeland)
Fabio Busnengo (Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina)
Stephen Jenkins (University of Cambridge, UK)
Geert-Jan Kroes (Universiteit Leiden, The Netherlands)
Rocco Martinazzo (Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy)
Karina Morgenstern (Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany)
Hermann Nienhaus (Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
Harald Oberhofer (Technische Universität München, Germany)
Hrvoje Petek (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
Petra Rudolf (Rijkuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands)
Martin Wölf (Fritz-Haber Institute Berlin, Germany)

In addition to the invited talks slots have been scheduled for oral contributions as well as a poster session.

Information for applicants
Registration deadline: September 29th, 2014
Abstract submission deadline: September 22th, 2014
Fee: 130 euros
Registration deadline: September 22nd, 2014
Workshop venue: IMDEA facilities at UAM Campus in Cantoblanco (Madrid)

Further details and updates available at the workshop website.

The organising committee:
Cristina Díaz (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
Fernando Martín (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and IMDEA)
Maite Alducin (Centro de Física de Materiales CSIC-UPV/EHU and DIPC)
María Blanco-Rey (Universidad del País Vasco and DIPC)

CECAM Workshop “Electron Dynamics on Surfaces and Nanostructures” @ ZCAM Zaragoza
Nov 5 @ 8:00 pm – Nov 7 @ 9:00 pm

CECAM Workshop “Electron Dynamics on Surfaces and Nanostructures” will be held from 5th to 7th November, 2014, in Zaragoza– Spain.

The organizers are:
Cristina Díaz (Autónoma University of Madrid, Spain)
Sergio Díaz-Tendero (Autónoma University of Madrid, Spain)
Johannes Feist (Autónoma University of Madrid, Spain)
Francisco J. García Vidal (Autónoma University of Madrid, Spain)
Fernando Martín (Autónoma University of Madrid,Spain)

To register please go to the following link:
There is no fee to register and attend the conference.

The abstract submission deadline for contributions to be considered as a hot topic presentation is September 15th, 2014. The applying authors will be notified about the final selection shortly after this deadline. The workshop sponsors will cover the accommodations expenses of the selected ‘hot topic’ presenters at the hotel arranged by the organizers.



Coherence and Control in the Quantum World: Current and Future Trends @ Weizmann Institute of Science
Dec 14 – Dec 18 all-day

The Conference on “Coherence and Control in the Quantum World: Current and Future Trends” will be held at  Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel.

December15-18, 2014

Conference website:

Organizing committee

Ilya Averbukh (Israel), chair
Paul Brumer (Canada)
John Hepburn (Canada)
Ronnie Kosloff (Israel)
Kenji Ohmori (Japan)
Yehiam Prior (Israel), co-chair
Yaron Silberberg (Israel)
David Tannor (Israel), co-chair