16 - 20 September 2013 Berlin, Magnus-Haus of the German Physical Society
85 scientist met in the center of Berlin in the Magnus-Haus of the German Physical Society for scientific discussions and networking. The focus has been set on the ultrafast dynamics of a braod range of materials from molecules to nanoscale structures and strongly correlated solids.
The scientists aim at a unifying view on the properties (of the different systems) governed by coupled internal degrees of freedom that interact with the environment by emphasizing on X-ray methods but applying as well complementary experimental techniques. The invited talks covered the whole bandwidth from experimental aspects to theoretical modelling.
Scientists from all available free electron laser x-ray laser sources (FEL) took part in the scientific discourse. Jo Stöhr from SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (USA) gave an inspiring talk on the fundamental differences in interaction of synchrotron respectively FEL x-ray light with matter.
The program included scientific session on specific material classes and experimental techniques with emphasis on:
Quantum materials, magnetism and correlated solids
Molecular dynamics in physical chemistry and catalysis
X-ray interaction with matter
Atomic and nanoscale structure from coherent scattering, diffraction and imaging
Especially the poster session has been rated as succes by the participants. 26 junior scientist contributions have been presented and documented impressively the broad range of topics within the Virtual institute.