The April 15 deadline for early registration and “hot topic” presentation proposals for the International Workshop on
DELOCALIZED ELECTRONS IN ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR NANOCLUSTERS
— July 22-28, 2016, Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture, Erice, Sicily (an XLIC COST Action, CM1204, workshop) — is approaching.
Detailed information can be found at the homepage: http://physics.usc.edu/deamn16
PURPOSE OF THE WORKSHOP
A wide range of important effects in nanoscience are connected with the presence and behavior of delocalized and mobile electrons. Nanoclusters, as important testbed systems for exploring and developing quantum size effects, novel materials, and reaction pathways exhibit a range of phenomena which are highly sensitive to delocalized electrons’ mobility, screening, response, direct and exchange interactions, correlations, etc. However, these phenomena are frequently discussed in non-overlapping venues, and the aim of the present workshop is to bring together researchers in adjacent fields to examine recent and future developments. To keep the discussion focused, it will concentrate on free clusters and related systems.
Fundamental quantum phenomena
General shell effects
Ionization and collective states
Molecular and ionic nanoclusters
Quantum fluid clusters
Storage rings and traps
The program will include invited talks, selected oral presentations, a poster session and ample free time for individual discussions. It is especially hoped that graduate and diploma students, postdoctoral fellows, and anyone who is interested in the interdisciplinary richness of the subject will be able to attend the Workshop.
Rodolphe Antoine (University of Lyon)
Markus Arndt (University of Vienna)
Toshiyuki Azuma (RIKEN)
Giorgio Benedek (University of Milano-Bicocca)
Kit Bowen (Johns Hopkins University)
Henrik Cederquist (Stockholm University)
Juraj Fedor (Heyrovský Institute)
Gleb Gribakin (Queen's University Belfast)
Hannu Häkkinen (University of Jyväskylä)
Walter de Heer (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Bernd von Issendorff (University of Freiburg)
Koblar Alan Jackson (Central Michigan University)
Franck Lepine (University of Lyon)
Andreas Mauracher (University of Innsbruck)
Catalin Miron (Extreme Light Infrastructure Project)
Mark Pederson (Johns Hopkins University)
Jan Michael Rost (Max Planck Institute, Dresden)
Lutz Schweikhard (University of Greifswald)
Petr Slavíček (University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague)
Frank Stienkemaier (University of Freiburg)
Lai-Sheng Wang (Brown University)
Thomas Zeuch (University of Göttingen)
Persons wishing to attend the Workshop are requested to submit an application (and an abstract, if they wish to make a presentation) by electronic mail, <[log in to unmask]>, to the directors, Profs. V. V. Kresin and K. Hansen, following the instructions on the workshop registration page http://physics.usc.edu/deamn16/Registration.htm. The program includes slots for “hot topic” oral presentations to be selected from the contributed abstracts; please indicate in your submission if you would like it to be considered.
REGISTRATION AND FEES
Registration and travel information and forms are also provided on the aforementioned registration page. Not only is Erice a comfortable, convenient and charming location, but the Centre makes it possible to offer a single all-inclusive participation fee which includes lodging and all meals in local restaurants.
STUDENTS AND POSTDOC SUPPORT
Students and postdocs associated with XLIC COST member groups are eligible for full or partial travel expense reimbursement, with up to two reimbursements per institution. Reimbursements will be processed after the meeting. Important: In order to ensure funding is available for the refund, you will need to get acceptance from the organizers before the workshop.
Graduate students and postdocs from the U.S. are eligible for full or partial waiver of the registration fee, depending on the number of applicants, on a "first come-first served" basis. A brief request for support from the research advisor should be e-mailed to the workshop directors.
Additional stipends may become available for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, pending further funding. They will likewise be granted on a "first come-first served" basis.
To qualify for any of the aforementioned support, the participant must present a poster at the workshop. For all requests and inquiries, the contact deadline is June 1, 2016.
In recognition of the time involved in securing the expenses not covered by the aforementioned support, applicants will be charged the early-registration rate, but must fully register before the deadline of June 15.
If you have any questions, please consult the workshop’s web page or e-mail <[log in to unmask]>. We hope to see you in Erice.
Directors of the Workshop:
Vitaly Kresin, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Klavs Hansen, University of Gothenburg
Kit Bowen, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
Michal Fárník, J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry, Prague
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