May Meeting 2023

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    Dates and hosting institution: June 5. - 6. 2023, Charles University, Prague

    Venue: Institute of Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Ke Karlovu 5, 121 16 Prague 2, Czech Republic

    Topics of the meeting: Hot and not so hot topics in non-linear spectroscopy, primary processes in photosynthesis, open quantum systems, and related fields.

    Meeting format:

    The meeting is held in an informal atmosphere, presentations are given in a format preferred by the speaker, spontaneous discussions are encouraged, non-resolved and entirely new scientific topics are preferred. The meeting will not shy away from any topic regarding our scientific community and its interests. An unbinding schedule of the meeting is available here.

    Travel and accommodation:

    Prague can be reached easily by plane, train or bus. From the Václav Havel airport, public buses will bring you to the Metro (Underground) system. Buses and trains arrive in the city center within reach of the Metro system.

    Tips on the hotels are easier obtained from online booking services than from the locals, these days. Look for a hotel in the Prague 2 section of the city of Prague. There are many hotels in the Sokolská and Legerova streets, in walking distance to the location of the meeting.

    The nearest Metro stations to the venue are the I. P. Pavlova Metro station and Vyšehrad Metro station, both within walking distance.

    Social part of the event:

    The whole meeting is one big social event. On Monday June 5th, we will go for a dinner together. We plan a tour through the scientific history of Prague (Brahe, Kepler, Einstein and more). Scientific discussions will be held over coffee and ice cream.

    Local organizers:

    • Pavel Malý
    • Tomáš Mančal
    • Jakub Pšenčík
    • František Šanda

    List of confirmed attendees (as of May 9th, alphabetical order):

    • Darius Abramavičius, Vilnius University
    • Aurelia Chenu, University of Luxembourg
    • Jakub Dostál, ELI Beamlines, Dolní Břežany
    • Alex Eisfeld, Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden
    • Jürgen Hauer, Technical University München
    • Ivan Kassal, The University of Sydney
    • Mirolav Kloz, ELI Beamlines, Dolní Břežany
    • Valentyna Kuznetsova, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice
    • Jürgen Köhler, Universtät Bayreuth
    • Heiko Lokstein, Charles University, Prague
    • Stefan Müller, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg
    • Ahsan Nazir, The University of Manchester
    • Tomáš Polívka, Univeristy of South Bohemia, České Budějovice
    • Thomas Renger, Johannes Kepler University, Linz
    • Vladislav Sláma, EPFL, Lausanne
    • Erling Thyrhaug, Technical University München
    • Leonas Valkunas, Vilnius University
    • Donatas Zigmantas, Lund University

    Number of participants: We do not plan to set any strict limits or targets for the number of participants. We expect the meeting to be small and intensive.

    Invitation: We are not a club with a membership, friendship is valued more than impact factors. Intellectually relevant contribution to the meeting is what is desired. We welcome suggestions for the list of invitees.