April 30, 2012 in Goslar, Germany in the Harz mountains

The scientific meeting "From the witches cauldrons of materials science" in Goslar is organised by the Center of Interface Science of the universities of Oldenburg, Osnabrück and Bremen. It is the forth of its kind aiming to bring together some of the most outstanding female researchers from chemistry and physics to talk about hot topics in materials science. The main theme this year will be "Light and Matter". Physicists and chemists (female and male) are welcome to participate. There is the possibility to present personal research in form of a poster. Female students and researchers are particularly encouraged to send in their abstracts.

There will be a day care program for accompanying children at the museum mine Rammelsberg on April 30, 2012.

The deadline for registration and contributions is April 12, 2012.


The meeting will be held in the Harz mountains close to the city of Goslar (www.goslar.de), not far from the Brocken mountain (www.brocken-harz.de), in the old locksmithery of the World Cultural Heritage Rammelsberg



Sunday, April 29, 2012


Welcome and registration:

Hotel Der Achtermann
Rosentorstraße 20
D-38640 Goslar

Phone: +49 (0) 5321-7000-0


Monday, April 30, 2012

Bus transfer from train station (opposite Hotel Achtermann) to World cultural heritage Rammelsberg (museum and ancient mine)

Bergtal 19
D-38640 Goslar
Phone: +49 (0) 53 21-7500

Katharina Al-Shamery, Universität Oldenburg
Renate Lucksch, Mayor of the city of Goslar
Opening remarks
Petra Schwille, BIOTEC, Dresden University of Technology (TUD) 8.50-9.30
Spatial cues protein self-organization
Petra Rudolf, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen (Netherlands) 9.30-10.10
The hybrid Langmuir-Schaefer deposition – a new bottom-up approach to create low dimensional functional nanostructures
Coffee break10.10-10.40
Petra Tegeder, Institute of Experimental Physics, FU Berlin10.40-11.20
Photoinduced processes at interfaces with functional organic molecules
Karin Fink, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)11.20-12.00
Switching the electronic state of molecular building blocks: Contributions from quantum chemistry
Julia Stähler, Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Berlin14.00-14.40
Energy level alignment and ultrafast electron dynamics at the pyridine/ZnO(10-10) interface
Melanie Schnell, Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL), Hamburg14.40-15.20
Beyond the microwave oven: From microwave spectroscopy to novel deceleration experiments
Coffee break15.20-15.50
Selected Young Researcher Contribution15.50-16.10
This contribution is a specially selected oral presentation in order to honour the most exceptional contributed work of a young female researcher from the submitted poster abstracts.
Brilliant starter contributions16.10-16.30
These two contributions selected from the submitted abstracts will be presented from female PhD students in their first year of their PhD and shall include an outline of their PhD thesis and first results. Applications to present their work have to be accompanied by a letter of support of the respective supervisor.
Poster session16.30-19.00
Bus transfer to Hotel Achtermann19.00
Conference dinner in the Hotel Achtermann19.30
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