August 25-29, 2014

International Symposium Ahrenshoop
On the Theory of Elementary Particles



In the week of 25-29 August the IRIS Adlershof groups of Prof. Plefka and Prof. Staudacher will host the 42nd edition of the Ahrenshoop Symposium on the Theory of Elementary Particles in Berlin-Schmöckwitz. The meeting brings together 40 leading international scientist to discuss recent developments in the field of quantum field and string theory in an inspiring atmosphere in the south-east of Berlin. The meeting fosters the exchange of ideas and will trigger new collaborations. This conference series has a long tradition that reaches back to 1965. Now, the conference is held once every two years and co-organized with the Max-Planck-Instiute for Gravitational Physics and the University of Hamburg.


Location: Akademie Berlin-Schmöckwitz
Wernsdorfer Straße 42, 12527 Berlin




August 28-29, 2014

ERC-Grantees Conference 2014
"Frontiers in Chemistry – The Basis for Advanced Materials"



The aim of the conference is to gather some of the leading European experts in the field of chemical materials research, showcase their latest achievements, and discuss about future trends. For this purpose, we have invited around 20 ERC laureates (starting, consolidating, and advanced grants) active in the field of chemistry of materials. Among them, there will be two plenary lectures delivered by Prof. Klaus Müllen and Prof. Markus Antonietti, both leading figures of materials chemists of their generations. Importantly, the meeting aims at providing a platform for young researchers to learn first hand about the ERC granting schemes and it will provide a great opportunity to network and foster future collaborations within the European research landscape.


Location: Erwin-Schrödinger-Zentrum der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Rudower Chaussee 26, 12489 Berlin




September 15-24, 2014

Kosmos Summer University 2014:
Limits and Scales in Analytical Sciences



The fundamental analytical questions of the future can be subsumed into three interconnected pairs of guiding themes: Limits & Scales, Sensitivity & Selectivity, and Make & Measure. Through our planned KOSMOS Summer University, we want to initiate a debate about the first of these guiding themes, Limits & Scales, as we believe that this theme addresses a very basic aspect of our comprehension of nature. The KOSMOS Summer University is being organized by the scientists and staff of the School of Analytical Sciences Adlershof (SALSA) of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin on the university’s science campus Adlershof.


Location: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Campus Adlershof
IRIS-Haus, Zum Großen-Windkanal 6 &
Walter Nernst-Haus, Newtonstraße 14
12489 Berlin