Frontiers in Size‐Selected Cluster Research: Bridging the Gap

705. WE-Heraeus-Seminar

29 Sep - 04 Oct 2019


Physikzentrum Bad Honnef

Scientific organizers:

Prof. Dr. Knut Asmis, U Leipzig • Prof. Dr. Dr. Gereon Niedner‐Schatteburg, U Kaiserslautern • Prof. Dr. Bernd v. Issendorff, U Freiburg

This seminar brings together international researchers in the field of cluster science, in general, and those that work with gaseous or deposited size-selected clusters, in particular. The central goal is to highlight recent advances in the field, to discuss ways to bridge interdisciplinary gaps and to define new research frontiers. Topics will include the atomistic understanding of heterogeneous catalysis, the properties of water and ion solvation, probing and modelling chiral clusters and the design and production of functional cluster materials. The conference will also focus on the development of new experimental and theoretical methodologies, for example those related to using novel radiation sources like X-ray free electron lasers.

The conference is organized in a Gordon-conference style with three plenary lectures, eighteen invited talks and eight hot-topic presentations with ample time for discussion in between presentations and free time during the early afternoons. Each participant is encouraged to present a poster during the afternoon and evening poster sessions. Poster presenters will have the chance to advertise their posters during the one-minute poster pitches early on and all posters will be on display throughout the duration of the conference. The best three posters will be rewarded with a prize. The attendance is limited to roughly 80 participants and we especially encourage junior researchers to apply.

The conference language will be English. The Wilhelm and Else Heraeus-Foundation bears the cost of full-board accommodation for all participants.