April 29 - 30, 2015 in Goslar, Germany in the Harz mountains

The scientific meeting "From the witches cauldrons in materials science 2015" takes place on April 29 and 30, 2015. We were again able to win excellent female scientists as speakers for the conference. The meeting is held jointly with SFB 1083 "Structure and Dynamics of Internal Interfaces".

There is the possibility to present personal research in form of a poster. The deadline for registration and contributions is April 20, 2015.


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

Furthermore, we would like to point out our child day care program at the museum mine Rammelsberg on April 30, 2015.


April 29, 2015


Welcome and registration:

Hotel Der Achtermann
Rosentorstraße 20
D-38640 Goslar

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

Dinner (optional) 19:00

April 30, 2015

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

Stacey F. Bent, Chemical Engineering, Stanford University (USA) 8:50-9:30

The Role of Interface Engineering in Next Generation Photovoltaics

Meng-Fang Lin, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 9:30-10:10

Improvement of Interfacial Properties of Tunnel and Ferroelectric Oxide Materials

Coffee break 10:10-10:40
Julia Stähler, Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Department of Physical Chemistry, Berlin 10:40-11:20

What Happens before Light Emission? A Real Time Movie about Exciton Formation and Decay, the Violation of Kasha’s Rule and other Ultrafast Phenomena at Hybrid Interfaces

Katharina Broch, Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge (UK) 11:20-12:00

Structure – Property Relations in Organic Semiconductor Blends: A Comparative Study of Pentacene, Perfluorpentacene and Diindenoperylene

Lunch break 12:00-14:00
Petra Groß, Institute of Physics, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg 14:00-14:40

Ultrafast Nano-Optics: Investigating Surface Processes with Nanometer and Femtosecond Resolution

Swetlana Schauermann, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Christian-Albrechts-University, Kiel 14:40-15:20

Elementary Steps in Surface Reactions: Mechanism, Kinetics and Thermodynamics

Talat S. Rahman, Department of Physics, University of Central Florida, Orlando (USA) 15:20-16:00

Reactivity of Oxide and Sulfide Supported Metal Nanoparticles: Role of the Interface

Coffee break 16.00-16.30
Specially Selected Young Scientist 16:30-16:45
Poster session 16.45-18.30
Bus transfer to Hotel Achtermann 18.30
Conference dinner in the Hotel Achtermann 19.00
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