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ACP is organizing an thrilling and inspiring program throughout the whole year, including international conferences and workshops, keynote lectures and research group seminars. Upcoming events are listed below. Allmost all events are open to the public, and you can reach them as follows:

  • The auditorium and the two seminar rooms of the Abbe Center of Photonics are located in the foyer area in the ground floor of the building, Campus Beutenberg, Albert-Einstein-Straße 6, 07745 Jena.
  • The meeting rooms 106, 207 and 306 are located in the upper floors of the Abbe Center of Photonics according to the first digit of their number. External guests should take the public staircase from the foyer area and ring the bell at the individual doors to the meeting areas or call the secretary's office from the phones at the building's entrances (dial 47561).
  • The Carl Zeiss seminar room of the Fraunhofer Institute Jena is located at Campus Beutenberg, Albert-Einstein-Straße 7, 07745 Jena.
  • The seminar room of the Institute of Applied Physics is located at the yellow part of the institute building in the first floor, Campus Beutenberg, Albert-Einstein-Straße 15, 07745 Jena.
  • For further information, please contact Ms. Janett Grosser (, +49 3641 947961).

As for the digital world, the ACP Event tool can generate an iCal-compatible calendar file, which can be imported into about every calendar program and will be automatically updated. To be always up to date concerning all ACP events, feel free to import the following link into your calendar program:

Conference by European Theoretical Spectroscopy Facility (ETSF), Michael Stifel Center Jena and Abbe Center of Photonics
"24th ETSF Workshop on Electronic Excitations - Focus on Light-Matter-Interaction"

International Workshop
16.09.2019 09:00am
Rosensäle, Fürstengraben 1, 07743 Jena

The ETSF workshop series provides a forum for excited states and spectroscopy in condensed-matter physics, chemistry, nanoscience, materials science, and molecular physics attracting theoreticians, code developers, and experimentalists alike. Light-matter interaction will be at core of the 2019 edition of the ETSF workshop. Cutting-edge spectroscopy experiments allow to probe electrons, plasmons, excitons, and phonons across different energy and time scales with unprecedented accuracy. A deep physical understanding of the underlying quantum many-body effects is of paramount importance to analyze experimental observations and render theoretical simulations predictive.

The workshop aims at discussing the most recent advancements in the theoretical description of the interaction between light and matter focusing on first-principles methods. This broad subject will be covered in its diverse declinations, from core-level spectroscopy to collective low-energy excitations, discussing also matter under extreme conditions, and systems driven out of equilibrium by strong laser pulses. Exchange between theorists and experimentalists is fostered to open new horizons towards the next generation of novel spectroscopy techniques. The workshop will also face the challenges posed by the formidable complexity of heterogeneous and nano-structured systems such as those of interest for light harvesting and energy generation, prompting to bridge the gap between experimental and in silico spectroscopy.

Topics covered by the workshop include:

Linear and non-linear optical spectroscopy
Core-level spectroscopies
Ultrafast excitation dynamics
Electron-phonon coupling
Light harvesting in natural and synthetic systems
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