International Conference 2022


Condensed matter under nonequilibrium conditions often has electronic structure, configurational order and transport properties not present in equilibrium. Such metastable species are of interest in their own right but also, often, because they describe the mechanism by which phase changes or chemical reactions occur. One of the challenges of describing such nonequilibrium phenomena is that they are often collective (large scale or approximate descriptions are required in theory) and occur on ultrafast timescales (experimental methods with high time resolution are required). The exploration of such phenomena typically occurs in essentially separate communities -- solid state experimental and theoretical physicists, experimental physical chemists and theoretical chemists -- distinguished both by separate literature and experimental and theoretical tools. In this workshop we aim to bring together junior and senior scientists from these diverse communities from Germany, Spain and beyond with the goal of overcoming these boundaries and achieving insight into nonequilibrium phenomena in condensed matter more generally. 

Invited Speakers

  • Alexey Nikitin: Donostia International Physics Center, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain
  • Enrique Canovas: Instituto IMDEA Nanocienncia, Madrid, Spain
  • Klaas-Jan Tielrooij: Institut Català de Nanociènca i Nanotecnologia (ICN2), Barcelona, Spain
  • Maite Alducin: Center of Materials Physics, University of the Basque Country, San Sebastian, Spain
  • Thomas Frederiksen: Donostia International Physics Center, San Sebastian, Spain
  • David Novoa: University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, Spain
  • Roberto D’Agosta: University of the Basque Country, San Sebastian, Spain
  • Ulrich Lorenz: EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Eric Borguet: Temple University, Philadelphia, USA
  • Rubén Esteban: University of the Basque Country, San Sebastian, Spain
  • Giulia Tagliabue: EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), Lausanne, Switzerland


A pdf of this year's program can be found here.


Childcare Option

The CRC 1242 offers childcare to all participants. If you need childcare, please contact Dr. Christine Koch.

Palacio Miramar
Paseo de Miraconcha 48
20007 Donostia / San Sebastián



We gratefully acknowledge funding by the DFG through the Collaborative Research Centre 1242.

We also thank CENIDE (Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen) and SPECS Surface Nano Analysis GmbH for additional funding.