Summer School 2017

Non-Equilibrium Dynamics of Condensed Matter

Welcome to the Summer School 2017

We are pleased to announce the CRC 1242 Summer School, which will take place from August 7-11, 2017, in St. Peter-Ording, Germany. The school is intended for graduate students, PhD students and postdocs in condensed matter physics and chemistry with emphasis on non-equilibrium processes.

External stimuli such as - but not necessarily limited to - pulsed light absorption or particle impact create non-equilibrium situations in condensed matter systems. Although physicists have learned a lot from studying equilibrium situations and state-to-state transitions, there is a quest to fully understand the time evolution of a system put into non-equlibrium. The advent of modern time-resolving spectroscopies allows resolving the dynamics with femtosecond temporal and nanometer length resolution.
This school aims at introducing beginning and advanced graduate students to the modern concepts in the field and to state-of-the-art results.

Program and Registration
A detailed program will be announced soon; you can find the flyer here.

Registration is required. Because the number of participants is limited to 70, interested students are requested to apply with a supporting letter from their supervisors before June 18, 2017. You can register here. Accepted applicants will be informed by July 1 via email.

Invited Speakers

  • Michael Bauer (University of Kiel)
    "Time-resolved photoemission"
  • Benjamin Dietzek (University of Jena)
    "Time resolved non-linear molecular spectroscopy"
  • Claudia Draxl (Humboldt University of Berlin)
    "DFT-based description of electronic excitations: GW and BSE"
  • Wolfgang Hansen (University of Hamburg)
    "Fabrication and investigation of epitaxial quantum dots and quantum-dot
  • Sascha Kandratsenka (Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry)
    "Non-adiabatic gas-surface interactions"
  • Alfred Leitenstorfer (University of Konstanz)
    "Ultrafast dynamics in solid state nanostructures"
  • Aaron Lindenberg (Stanford University)
    "Non-equilibrium structural dynamics"
  • Axel Lorke (University of Duisburg-Essen)
    "Electrons in quantum dots"
  • Ermin Malic (Chalmers University of Technology)
    "Density matrix dynamics in ultrafast processes and many-body interactions"
  • John Rehr (University of Washington)
    "Theoretical description of x-ray absorption spectroscopy"
  • Sangeeta Sharma (Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics)
    "Time-dependent DFT"
  • Dietrich Wolf (University of Duisburg-Essen)
    "Non-equilibrium dynamics: An overview from a theorist's perspective"

Universities and research facilities: € 100 (incl. 19% VAT)

The CRC 1242 offers childcare to all summer school participants. If you'd like to make use of this offer, please contact Dr. Nora Dörmann (+49 203/379-1545,

Organizing Committee
Dr. Nora Dörmann
Prof. Dr. Eckart Hasselbrink
Prof. Dr. Rossitza Pentcheva
PD Dr. Klaus Sokolowski-Tinten

Campus Nordsee
Pestalozzistr. 72
25826 St. Peter-Ording 

For questions questions or for further information, please contact Nora Dörmann
(+49 203/379-1545,   

Abendstimmung am Strand in St. Peter Ording.