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The 4th General Meeting of the COST Action CM1204 “XUV/X-ray light and fast ions for ultrafast chemistry (XLIC)” was held in Prague, Czech Republic from 14th to 16th March 2017. The meeting was organised by J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences and it was hosted by Hotel Pyramida located in walking distance from several Prague’s most famous historical sites such as Prague Castle, Strahov Monastery and Malá Strana (‘Lesser Town’).

The meeting was divided into eight sessions, in which a total of 23 invited speakers presented their research. Additional two sessions were dedicated to the 3rd Young Scientist Forum where 12 early stage researches, 6 invited and 6 selected based on their submitted abstracts, presented their work.

A total of 49 posters were presented during the two evening poster sessions. The 5th XLIC Management Committee meeting also took place during the meeting.

From scientific point of view this meeting was very successful. It represented a very fruitful combination of theoretical and experimental contributions giving the 87 participants from 23 countries a chance to engage in fruitful discussions on their results and scientific ideas possibly leading to new projects and collaborations.

Final program of the meeting and book of abstracts can be downloaded following the links below.

The Local Organiser,
Miroslav Polášek
J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry of the CAS. Prague, Czech Republic

and Local organizing committee:
Věra Křížová
Ján Žabka
Illia Zymak
Ján Sabó
Michaela Obluková
Miroslava Bittová (webmaster)

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The 4th and final XLIC Action General Meeting (COST Acton CM1204) will take place in Prague (CZ), on March 14-16, 2017.  The registration is already open (http://www.jh-inst.cas.cz/xlic2017/registration).

This last general meeting of the XLIC Action will be a great opportunity to share with your colleagues the results derived from networking activities within the Action and try to ensure the maintenance of collaborations now that XLIC Action is about to finish.

The Meeting will also include the 3rd Young Scientist Forum (YSF) – a special half-day with talks given by young researchers (PhD students and post-docs). Part of the speakers on the YSF will be selected among those young researchers sending an abstract.

Please visit the meeting and XLIC websites for more information: http://www.jh-inst.cas.cz/xlic2017/home   and http://www.xlic.eu

Important deadlines: Abstract submission: January 31, 2017; Accommodation: February 14, 2017.

Looking forward to see you in Prague
Miroslav Polášek.                                                                                         Manuel Alcami
Local Chair of the meeting                                                                         Chair of the XLIC COST Action
Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry                                              Departamento de Química
Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic                                           Facultad de Ciencias – Modulo C-13
Dolejškova 2155/3, 182 23 Praha 8                                                          Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Czech Republic                                                                                             28049 – Madrid (Spain)
tel.: (+420) 266053066, (+420) 266053299                                          Tel: +34 914973857
fax:  (+420) 286582307
e-mail: miroslav.polasek@jh-inst.cas.cz                                                 e-mail: manuel.alcami@uam.es

The International school on “The Frontiers of Attosecond and Ultrafast X-ray Science” will be held from 19th to 28th March 2017 in Erice, Sicily, Italy.

The primary objective of this new school is to educate the next generation of scientists who will impact the future of attosecond and ultrafast x-ray science. We anticipate that the school will meet on a regular basis every two years and become a foundation for the ultrafast community. Consequently, the main topics of the course are the following: (i) attosecond science and technology, devoted to the generation and application of attosecond pulses to the investigation of electronic dynamics in atoms, molecules, nanostructures and condensed phases; (ii) fundamentals, methods and applications of free electron lasers, synchrotron radiation, ion collisions in atomic and molecular science. Lectures will cover current developments in theory and experiments but are also intended to give the basics of the field.

Please note that, PhD students and post-docs willing to attend the school can apply for scholarships (deadline 30 January 2017). For more details see: http://www.erice-attosecond.it/registration

The school co-organised by XLIC COST Action and sponsored by Politecnico di Milano, Italian Ministry of Education and Scientific Research, Sicilian Regional Parliament, ELI-ALPS and Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture.

The organizers,

Louis Di Mauro, Alicja Domaracka, Mauro Nisoli and  Sergio Martellucci

The 3rd General Meeting of the COST Action CM1204 “XUV/X-ray light and fast ions for ultrafast chemistry (XLIC)” will be held from 2 to 4 November, 2015 in Debrecen, Hungary. At the end of the first day (around 17 h. ) we will have the 4th XLIC Management Committee meeting, where the main advances of the Action and future directions will be examined.

The conference will consist of 24 lectures given by invited speakers, 12 oral presentations by young  scientists as well as 2 poster sessions. More information can be obtained in the meeting website: http://xlic.unideb.hu/

Registration: There is no registration fee to attend the meeting but participants must register  filling the corresponding form before September 20th, 2015.

Accomodation: Due to the intended all-under-one-roof format of the meeting, all participants are strongly advised to stay in the Centrum Hotel, where the conference will take place. The package per person offered by the organizers is 265 EUR in single room and 188 EUR in double room.

Abstracts: The deadline for submitting the abstracts is September 15. Abstracts may be submitted in either Latex or MS Word compatible formats. The corresponding templates and other information can be checked here.

Young Scientists Forum: Young scientists willing to participate in the 2nd XLIC YSF should submit their abstract together with a short CV before September 15th, 2015.
See details here: https://xlic.qui.uam.es/?p=2154

Reimbursement: Invited speakers and MC members will be reimbursed for their travel and subsistenceexpenses in accordance to COST rules. Before incurring on any expense, please check COST Vademecum pages 19-23.
In particular, check the supporting documents you should keep in case you are travelling from/to the country where you are residing and keep all the local transport tickets.
Participants are kindly asked to keep their expenses as low as possible and ask only for the amounts they have spent, even if flat rates allow for a higher contribution, so the Action budget can be used to support more activities/participants. Thank you in advance!

Documents:
3rd General Meeting (Debrecen, HU) – Final Brochure (78 downloads)
3rd General Meeting (Debrecen, HU) – 1st cirsular (35 downloads)

The 2nd General Meeting of the COST Action CM1204 “XUV/X-ray light and fast ions for ultrafast chemistry (XLIC)” was held from 10th to 12th of September, 2014 in Poland. Gdansk University of Technology hosted 91 guests from 22 countries. It is important to note that almost half of participants where PhD Students or Early Stage Researchers.

This three-day meeting was divided into nine speaking sessions, two of them taken by young researchers. This two sessions composed the 1st Young Scientists Forum of COST Action, where young scientists presented 12 talks selected from a set of send proposals. Other 24 lectures were given by invited speakers. From scientific point of view our meeting was very fruitful and many talks were provided by experimentalists. Some new collaborations have been set.

DSC_8573_fullAt the end of the first day, there was the XLIC Management Committee meeting and there were two  poster sessions with 84 poster contributions.

Final meeting program, participants list and book of abstracts can be downloaded following the links below.

The Local Organiser,
Józef E. Sienkiewicz
Gdańsk University of Technology, Poland
e-mail: jes@mif.pg.gda.pl

and Local organizing committee:
– Justyna Ksionek (conference office: jksionek@mif.pg.gda.pl)
– Ewa Erdmann
– Julien Guthmuller
– Jan Franz
– Patryk Jasik
– Tymon Kilich
– Marta Łabuda
– Magdalena Staniszewska
– Paweł Syty
– Marcin Wiatr
at Gdańsk University of Technology, Faculty of Applied Physics and Mathematics, ul. Narutowicza 11/12, 80-233 Gdańsk, Poland.

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Ultrafast electron dynamics in molecules: Working Group 1 Meeting of COST Action CM1204
London, UK.
Thu. 3rd – Fri. 4th July 2014

The first WG1 meeting of COST CM1204 Action was organized by Dr. Olga Smirnova  at University College London. It was aimed at discussing forefront problems and promoting collaborations between the partners.

The meeting was organized in the style similar to Faraday discussions. Five discussion leaders together with the Core groups of participants  formulated discussion materials that were available on-line since early April:

  • Topic 1: XFEL and X-ray spectroscopy: experiment (Discussion leader: Jon Marangos)
  • Topic 2: Theory of atoms and molecules under intense short wavelength radiation  (Discussion leader: Peter Lambropoulos)
  • Topic 3:  High harmonic spectroscopy (Discussion leader: Yann Mairesse)
  • Topic 4: Time-dependent computational methods for multielectron systems in external fields   (Discussion leader: Alejandro Saenz)
  • Topic 5: Multielectron ionization & coupled electron-nuclear dynamics (Discussion leader:  Agapi Emmanouilidou )

In addition there were two “Work in groups” sessions:

  • Group 1: TDDFT and applications to attosecond spectroscopy
    Discussion leaders: Francoise Remacle  and Franck Lepine
  • Group 2: Electron dynamics in strong IR fields
    Discussion leader: Bernard Piraux

Other participants of WG1 read these discussion materials and responded, by sending the abstracts of their contributions. All abstracts were accepted. The program was created on the basis of those materials.

The number of participants was 85, with 13 Action countries represented.
The final program of the meeting can be found below.

The Local Organiser,
Dr. Olga Smirnova

Max-Born Institute
Max-Born strasse 2a, 12489 Berlin
e-mail: olga.smirnova@mbi-berlin.de

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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) and the the Young Scientist Forum (YSF) – a special half-day with talks given by young researchers.

If you are interested in attend, please, check the new applicable deadlines:

  • Deadline to register (either to the meeting or the YSF): July 8th, 2014
  • Deadline for abstract submission (invited talks, YSF talks and poster contributions): June 20th, 2014
  • Deadline for booking student dormitories: end of July
  • Hotel accomodation: early booking is highly recommended due to the Volleyball Men’s World Championship will be held in Gdańsk in September 2014

For further information referring to the 2nd XLIC General Meeting, please, check the event details or visit the meeting website.

Control of Chemical Reactivity: Working Group 3 Meeting of COST Action CM1204
Birmingham, UK.
Mon. 14th – Wed. 16th April 2014

The meeting was a short workshop aimed at theoreticians and experimentalists interested in using light fields to control molecular reactions. Invited speakers covered a range of topics in the field, such as control in condensed phases, strong field control, polyatomic light-matter interactions, attosecond pulse control. The idea was to bring together people from the different areas to exchange ideas and identify the present state-of-the-art and problems to be solved.

The structure was based on oral presentations including overview seminars from leading researchers, state-of-the-art research talks and presentations by young researchers. Posters were also presented throughout the meeting and at a focused poster session. There were long discussion time amongst participants. wg3-birmingham-group_photo

The number of participants was 39 from 11 countries with a mix of ages and career stages. There was a good atmosphere of discussion at the meeting. The final program of the meeting can be found below.

The Local Organiser,
Prof. Graham Worth
School of Chemistry, University of Birmingham, UK

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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) and the the Young Scientist Forum (YSF) – a special half-day with talks given by young researchers.

If you are interested in attend, please, keep in mind the following dates:

  • Deadline to register for the YSF and submit contributions asking for a talk and/or poster: June 8th, 2014
  • Deadline for invited talks, YSF talks and poster contributions: June 8th, 2014
  • Deadline for regular registration: July 8th, 2014
  • Deadline for booking student dormitories: end of July
  • Hotel accomodation: early booking is highly recommended due to the Volleyball Men’s World Championship will be held in Gdańsk in September 2014

For further information referring to the 2nd XLIC General Meeting, please, check the event details or visit the meeting website.

Registration is now open.

If you wish to attend XLIC Work Group 1 meeting (to be held in London July 3-4  2014), please, complete the registration form, download the program, discussion points formulated by discussion leaders and submit your abstracts to the organizers.

The deadline for registration is April 10.

The deadline for abstract submission is April 28.

We hope you will share our enthusiasm regarding the meeting. We are looking forward to your contributions!

Olga Smirnova on behalf of all discussion leaders