Symposium “IRIS 2017”

The Integrative Research Institute for the Sciences IRIS Adlershof invites to the one-day symposium IRIS 2017:

Date:        Thursday, June 29, 2017
Location:  Erwin Schrödinger-Zentrum, Raum 0'119
                 Rudower Chaussee 26, 12489 Berlin

The focus is on ideas for the further development of IRIS on the topics of Charge Density Control, Analytical Sciences, Matters of Computation and Matters of Activity.
The symposium will end with a BBQ at Gerdan's Café.



IRIS Symposium 2017



 09:00 Welcome Address   Peter A. Frensch   Vice President for Research, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin  
      Jürgen P. Rabe   Founding Chairman of IRIS Adlershof, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  Charge Density Control
Chair: Emil List-Kratochvil, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
 09:20 The crucial role of interfaces in hybrid photovoltaic devices   Dieter Neher   University Potsdam
 09:50 Excitations in 2D materials talking to their environment   Kirill Bolotin   Freie Universität Berlin
 10:20 Colloidal synthesis approach for energy materials   Yan Lu   Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin & University Potsdam
 10:50 Development of OLED Materials at Merck   Anna Hayer   Merck KGaA


Coffee break

  Analytical Sciences
Chair: Janina Kneipp, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
 11:40 Label-free electronic (bio)sensing using graphene   Kannan Balasubramanian   Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
 12:10 Analyzing charge distributions and their excitations using fast electrons   Christoph T. Koch   Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


Lunch break

  Matters of Computation
Chair: Claudia Draxl, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
 14:00 Atomistic Growth Mechanisms and Property Optimization of 2D Materials and Heterostructures   Zhenyu Zhang   University of Science and Technology, Anhui, China
 14:30 Exciting complex materials and interfaces: A first-principles many-body perspective   Caterina Cocchi   Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
 15:00 Quantum Simulation and Computation   Jens Eisert   Freie Universität Berlin
 15:30 Coffee break    
 15:50 Quantum Space-Time and Matter   Matthias Staudacher   Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Matters of Activity
Chair: Jürgen P. Rabe, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
 16:20 Active noisy oscillators   Benjamin Lindner   Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
 16:50 Bioinspired active materials   Peter Fratzl   Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces & Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
 17:30 BBQ @ Gerdan's Café        


The symposium is free of charge, yet please register via Email ( and let us know, if you want to participate at the BBQ.