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CeNS Workshop 2011

"Nanosciences: From molecular systems to functional materials"

September 19th - 23rd, 2011

Group picture of 2011 workshop participants

Scope of the workshop

This workshop is intended to bring together young researchers of the Center for NanoScience (CeNS) with experienced scientists from the fields of physics, chemistry and molecular biology. The talks of the workshop are intended to give the graduate students and post-doctoral researchers of CeNS an overview of current research topics on nanometer-scale science.

Under the workshop title "Nanosciences: From molecular systems to functional materials", renowned nano-scientists from all over the world will convene on the beautiful island of San Servolo to exchange ideas and discuss their latest research progress.

Program Committee

The program committee is composed of the following CeNS members:


The workshop will start on Monday, 19th at about 9 am and will end on Friday 23rd around noon and combines invited talks and poster presentations. Lunch menus are available at the University restaurant on the island (not included in the conference fee).

Poster Presentations

In addition to the talks, all participants are invited to present a poster at one of the two poster sessions taking place on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Abstracts have to be submitted to the CeNS office by August 15th!


The workshop takes place at the Venice International University (VIU) located on the small island "San Servolo" (see map). The island is connected to the historic center of Venice (where the hotels are located) by boat No. 20.

Group travel to Venice by train

CeNS made reservations for a direct train to and from Venice, so that all participants from Munich and Augsburg can take this train to travel together to Venice.

The train (EuroCity) leaves Munich Main Station on Sunday, 18.9. at 11:31 and will arrive in Venezia Santa Lucia at 18:10.

The return train will leave Venice on Friday, 23.9. at 13:34 and will reach Munich at 20:25.

To book the journey by train please select book train ticket in our online registration form. The ticket price of EUR 90,00 will be added automatically to your registration fee.

Travelling by air

Several airlines offer flights to Marco Polo International Airport at Venice. From the airport, regular boats (e.g. ALILAGUNA) connect to the island of Venice where speakers and participants are lodged. The conference location San Servolo is reached via boat No. 20 from close to the Piazzale San Marco.


We have booked rooms in several hotels and hostels from Sunday evening (18th) to Friday morning (23rd). All hotels are located in the historic center of Venice.

Accommodation for speakers

The speakers of the workshop are invited to stay at the hotel Domus Ciliota where CeNS has booked single and double rooms from Sunday evening (18th) to Friday morning (23rd). Please inform Marilena Pinto (marilena.pinto@cens.de) as soon as possible about your arrival and departure dates and whether you need a single or double room.

Accommodation for participants

Rooms with 2, 3 or 4 beds will be at disposal for students (PhD and Diploma/Master). Single or double rooms are available for senior researchers.

Senior researchers will be lodged at the hotels Domus Ciliota and Don Orione.

Junior researchers are lodged in one of the following hotels/hostels: Don Orione,
Foresteria Valdese, Istituto Canossiano.

To book accommodation from Sept 18th (arrival) to Sept 23rd (departure): Select book accommodation in our online registration form. The amount of EUR 30,00 (Master & PhD students) / EUR 80,00 (PostDoc & senior researchers) will be added automatically to your registration fee. Please indicate the names of your preferential roommates. The organizational staff will inform the participants about the name of the hotel they are assigned to.

Confirmed Speakers

Markus Antonietti
MPI of Colloids and Interfaces
Uri Banin
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Gerd Binnig
Definiens AG
Thomas Carell
LMU Munich
Stefan Duhr
LMU / Nanotemper Technologies
Jörn Dunkel
University of Cambridge
Klaus Ensslin
ETH Zurich
Sebastian Gönnenwein
Jeff Gore
Helmut Grubmüller
MPI for Biophysical Chemistry
Evelyn Hu
Harvard University
Hagen Klauk
MPI for Solid State Research
Paolo Lugli
TU Munich
Allan H. MacDonald
The University of Texas at Austin
Hiroaki Misawa
Hokkaido University
Daniel Müller
ETH Zurich
Bert Nickel
LMU Munich
Jörg Schmalian
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
Oliver G. Schmidt
IFW Dresden
Klaus Sengstock
Universität Hamburg
William Shih
Harvard University
Carlos Silva
Université de Montréal
Dr. Eric Stava
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Andreas Wallraff
ETH Zurich
Christine Wurm
TU Munich
X. Sunney Xie
Harvard University

Book of Abstracts

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Workshop Organization

Dr. Susanne Hennig

Marilena Pinto, M.A.

Center for NanoScience (CeNS)
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
D-80539 München

Tel: +49-(0)89-2180-5791


Workshop Venue

Venice International University
Isola di San Servolo
30100 Venice, Italy


Phone +39-041-2719511  
Fax +39-041-2719510