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CeNS Workshop 2014

"Walk and Talk at the Nanoscale"

September 22 - 26, 2014

Scope of the Workshop

This workshop brings together young researchers of the Center for NanoScience (CeNS) and the Collaborative Research Center SFB 1032 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 "Walk and Talk at the Nanoscale", renowned nanoscientists from all over the world will convene on the beautiful island of San Servolo to exchange ideas and discuss their latest research progress.


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 by boat No. 20. The boat ride takes 10 minutes and boats run regularly until late at night.

Program Committee

The program committee is composed of the following CeNS members:

  • Prof. Achim Hartschuh (LMU Munich)
  • Prof. Joachim Rädler (LMU Munich)
  • Prof. Petra Schwille (MPI of Biochemistry)
  • Prof. Jan von Delft (LMU Munich)
  • Prof. Ernst Wagner (LMU Munich)


The workshop will start on Monday, September 22 at about 9 am and will end on Friday, September 26 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 Sessions

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.

Group Travel to Venice by Train

CeNS will make 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, September 21 at 11:38 am and will arrive in Venezia Santa Lucia at 6:10 pm.

The return train will leave Venice on Friday, September 26 at 1:35 pm and will reach Munich at 8:21 pm.

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 for speakers and participants from Sunday evening (21st) to Friday morning (26th). The rooms are located on the island of San Servolo.

Accommodation for speakers

The speakers of the workshop are invited to stay on San Servolo where CeNS has booked single and double rooms from Sunday evening (21st) to Friday morning (26th). 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.

Local Transport

The historic center of Venice is quite small so that you can walk to most of the interesting places. In addition, you can take the waterbuses (called Vaporetto) across the famous Canal Grande or take other lines to travel to the small islands closeby. The transfer from the airport to the historic part of Venice is possible via bus or waterbus. Once in Venice, you have to take the waterbus No. 20 to reach the conference venue on San Servolo. You can check the timetables via this website and buy tickets online (cheaper if bought several days before the conference).

7-days vaporetto tickets for participants

For those participants going to Venice with group train on Sunday 21st, the CeNS staff will book Vaporetto-Tickets (valid from Sunday to Saturday) in advance and hand them out after arrival in Venice. These tickets are valid for all buses and waterbuses in Venice and also for the boat traffic through Canal Grande, to San Servolo and to other islands. 

In case that you do not book a conference ticket, you can buy waterbus tickets in Venice at the ACTV counters found at major waterbus/bus stations. A one-way ticket in Venice (more than one stop) costs EUR 7,00.

Boat to conference location (Linea 20)

The boat from Venice to San Servolo (No.20) leaves from the stop "San Zaccaria" close to the Piazza San Marco; the stop is in front of the "Londra Palace Hotel". Please check the timetable available here.

Book of Abstracts

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Confirmed Speakers

Alberto Amo
Laboratory for Photonics & Nanostructures-CNRS, Marcoussis
Phaedon Avouris
IBM, Yorktown Heights (NY)
Charles Baroud
Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau
Dimitri Basov
UC San Diego
Kobi Benenson
ETH Zürich
Nynke Dekker
TU Delft
Maria Garcia-Parajo
ICFO, Castelldefels
Alex Hamilton
University of New South Wales
Stephen Hart
Thomas Ihn
ETH Zürich
Ralf Jungmann
Wyss Institute Boston
Khaled Karrai
attocube AG
Liedewij Laan
Harvard University
Heinrich Leonhardt
LMU Munich
Stefan Ludwig
LMU Munich
Delia Milliron
University of Texas at Austin
Moein Moghimi
University of Copenhagen
Lukas Novotny
ETH Zürich
Christian Plank
TU Munich
Hermann Selliers
Institut NÈEL/CNRS, Grenoble
Manuel Théry
Hopital Saint Louis, Paris
Philip Tinnefeld
TU Braunschweig
Sven Vogel
MPI of Biochemistry

Workshop Venue

Venice International University
Isola di San Servolo
30100 Venice, Italy


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

Workshop Organization

Dr. Susanne Hennig

Marilena Pinto, M.A.

Anna Kager, B.A.

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

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