April 30, 2013 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 "New Materials". 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, 2013.

The deadline for registration and contributions is April 12, 2013.


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




Monday, April 29, 2013


Welcome and registration:

Hotel Der Achtermann
Rosentorstraße 20
D-38640 Goslar

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

Katharina Al-Shamery, Universität Oldenburg
Renate Luksch, Mayor of Goslar
Opening remarks
Anke Kaysser-Pyzalla, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH, Berlin19.15-19.55
Materials, Analytics and Devices
Dinner (optional)20:00

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

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

Claudia Felser, Max-Planck-Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden8.30-9.10
Topological Insulators from the View Point of Chemistry
Cynthia A. Volkert, Institute for Materials Physics, University of Göttingen9.10-9.50
Nanoporous Gold - When Less Is More
Coffee break9.50-10.20
Kerstin Volz, Structure and Technology Research Laboratory (STRL), University of Marburg10.20-11.00
Calculate with the speed of light: Silicon photonics
Maria Antoinette Loi, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen (Netherlands)11.00-11.40
Organic-inorganic Hybrids: From Fundamental Properties To Optoelectronic Devices
Jana Zaumseil, Department of Materials Science, University of Erlangen11:40-12:20
Light-Emission from Transistors: How and Why
Lunch break12.20-14.30
Katharina Landfester, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz14.30-15.10
Small droplets as screw-clamp in order to tune chemical reactions and to obtain new morphologies
Regina Palkovits, Insitute for Chemical Engineering and Macromolecular Chemistry, RWTH Aachen University15.10-15.50
Novel catalysts und reaction systems for the efficient transformation of renewable feedstocks
Selected young scientist15:50-16:05
Coffee break16.05-16.30
Poster session16.30-19.00
Bus transfer to Hotel Achtermann19.00
Conference dinner in the Hotel Achtermann20.00
(Changed: 2021-06-22)