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CeNS/e-conversion Workshop

Venice International University, San Servolo (Italy)
September 23 - 26, 2024

This workshop brings together young researchers of the Center for NanoScience (CeNS) and the Excellence Cluster Opens external link in new windowe-conversion with experienced scientists from the fields of physics and chemistry. The talks of the workshop are intended to give the graduate students and post-doctoral researchers of CeNS and e-conversion an overview of current research topics on nanometer-scale science.


The workshop takes place at the Opens external link in new windowVenice International University (VIU) located on the small island "San Servolo". The island is connected to the historic center of Venice by boat No. 20. The boat ride takes 10 minutes.

Program Committee

The program committee is composed of the following CeNS and e-conversion members:

Prof. Alexander Högele, LMU Physics
Prof. Alena Khemlinskaia, LMU Chemistry
Prof. Frédéric Laquai, LMU Chemistry
PD Dr. Bert Nickel, LMU Physics
Prof. Ian Sharp, TUM Physics
Prof. Christopher Stein, TUM Physics


The workshop will start on Monday, September 23 at 9.15 am and will end on Thursday, September 26 at about 6.00 pm and will combine invited talks and poster presentations.

A conference App will be available to all participants and speakers, including schedule, abstracts for talks and posters, list of participants, and general information.

Audience and Fees

The workshop is open to graduate students, postdocs and PIs from CeNS and e-conversion.

Fees (Graduate Students):
Participation fee: €85,00
Accommodation fee: €100,00
Train ticket: €150,00
Waterbus ticket: €65,00
Total: €400,00

Fees (Postdocs & PIs):
Participation fee: €170,00
Accommodation fee: €200,00
Train ticket: €150,00
Waterbus ticket: €65,00
Total: €585,00

Please pay the fee by bank transfer by August 15.


Please Opens external link in new windowregister by July 20.

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.

Poster abstract submission

Please upload the abstracts for your posters under Opens external link in new windowyour registration by September 5. Abstracts submitted in time will be included into the conference app.

Posters' format: A0 portrait.


We have booked rooms for speakers and participants in the hotel "Opens external link in new windowCenter Don Orione Artigianelli" in Dorsoduro, one of the historic quarters of central Venice, from Sunday evening (Sept.22) to Friday morning (Sept. 27).

Single rooms (or double rooms upon request) are available for speakers and PIs of CeNS/e-conversion.

For graduate students, we have reserved twin, triple and quadruple rooms in the hotel "Opens external link in new windowCenter Don Orione Artigianelli" and in the "Opens external link in new windowForesteria Valdese" .

Group Travel to Venice by Train

We have made reservations for a direct train to and from Venice, so that all participants from Munich can travel together to Venice. The train (EuroCity) leaves Munich Main Station on Sunday, September 22 at 11:33 am and will arrive in Venezia Santa Lucia at 6:25 pm.

The return train will leave Venice on Friday, September 27 at 1:35 pm and will reach Munich at 8:26 pm.

Travelling by Air

Several airlines offer flights to Marco Polo International Airport at Venice. Regular boats (e.g. ALILAGUNA) and Opens external link in new windowshared watertaxis connect the airport to the city of Venice.

The nearest boat stops to the hotel "Don Orione Artigianelli" are Zattere and Accademia. From there, it is a 3 minute walk. The conference location San Servolo is reached by boat No. 20 from the stop San Zaccaria, close to the Piazza San Marco.

Confirmed Speakers

Harry Atwater, CALTECH
Michael Bronstein, University of Oxford
Rafaella Buonsanti,
Gábor Csányi, University of Cambridge
Paul Dauenhauer, University of Minnesota
Sascha Feldmann, Harvard University
Anum Glasgow, Columbia University
Amelie Heuer-Jungemann, MPI of Biochemistry
Martin Kaltenbrunner, Johannes Kepler University, Linz
Norbert Koch, Humboldt University Berlin
Anna Köhler, University of Bayreuth
Nuria Lopez, ICIQ Catalonia
Maria Lukatskaya, ETH Zürich
Kin Fai Mak, Cornell University
Vinod Menon, The City University New York
Dieter Neher, University of  Potsdam
David Norris, ETH Zürich
Friedhelm Serwane, LMU Munich
Jie Shan, Cornell University
Safa Shoaee, University of  Potsdam
Henning Sirringhaus, University of  Cambridge
Andreas Stierle, DESY
Verena Streibel, TU Munich
Akif Tezcan, UC San Diego
Andreas Tittl, LMU Munich
Alexandre Tkatchenko, Université du Luxembourg
Charlotte Vogt, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Anastasia Vorobieva, VIB-VUB Center for Structural Biology

Workshop Venue

Venice International University
Isola di San Servolo
30100 Venice, Italy

Opens external link in new windowhttp://www.univiu.org/

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

Workshop Organization

Opens window for sending emailDr. Susanne Hennig  (CeNS)
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
D-80539 München
Tel: +49-(0)89-2180-5791

Opens window for sending emailDr. Peter Sonntag (e-conversion)
TU München
Lichtenbergstr. 4a
85748 Garching