Sustainability and Resilience Through Large Scale Infrastructures and Global Cooperation

Joint ICTP-WE Heraeus Conference

18 Nov - 21 Nov 2024


ICTP Triest

Scientific organizers:

Andrea Lausi, SESAME • Antje Vollmer, Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie • Frank Lehner, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY • Local Organiser: Ralf Kaiser (ICTP)

This conference aims for global community building, international cooperation and scientific discussions across continents around large-scale research infrastructures.

Scientifically it emphasizes on energy research (e.g. photovoltaics, chemical energy conversion, energy storage) representing one of the most pressing global problems. We will cover scientific infrastructures and possibilities offered at synchrotrons which can act as crystallization seeds for global collaboration - the second focus of the conference.

Access to large-scale infrastructures, remote experiments and modern opportunities by digitalization, AI and automated experiments will be discussed before the conference is rounded up by hands-on remote experiments.


  • Sustainable Energy Supply
  • Chemical Energy Conversion
  • Energy Storage
  • Synchrotron Radiation Sources and Methods
  • The Role of Large-Scale Research Infrastuctures and Global


  • Digitalization and Open Science
  • Access and Remote Access
  • Hands-on Training