The Workshop
will be held on July 10-16, 2020 in Erice (Sicily), Italy at the Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture, and you are invited to participate.

The motivation:
Electron dynamics governs a wide range of important effects in nanoscience. Nanoclusters, as important testbed systems for exploring and developing quantum size effects, novel materials, and reaction pathways, exhibit a range of phenomena which are highly sensitive to electron mobility, response, transfer, emission and attachment, direct and exchange interactions, correlations, etc.

The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers in adjacent fields in order to illuminate recent and future developments. To keep the discussion focused, it will  concentrate on free clusters and related systems.

The topics covered will be
Metallic, molecular and ionic clusters
Optical properties and spectroscopy
Storage rings, traps, laser cooling
Collisions, scattering, reactions
Excited states and relaxation
Attachment and evaporation
Quantum fluid clusters
Solvated electrons

The program will include invited talks, selected oral presentations, a poster session and ample time for individual discussions. It is especially hoped that graduate and diploma students, postdoctoral researchers, and anyone who is interested in the interdisciplinary richness of
the subject will benefit from the Workshop.

Invited speakers
Markus Arndt (University of Vienna)
Joost Bakker (Radboud University Nijmegen)
Kit Bowen (Johns Hopkins University)
Simon Cornish (Durham University)
Giovanni De Ninno (Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste)
Ilya Fabrikant (University of Nebraska)
Juraj Fedor (J. Heyrovský Institute, Prague)
Piero Ferrari (KU Leuven)
Eric Hudson (University of California, Los Angeles)
Naoko Kono (Stockholm University)
Tobias Lau (Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin )
Jochen Küpper (University of Hamburg)
Mikhail Lemeshko (Institute of Science & Technology Austria)
Marcel Mudrich (Aarhus University)
Edvardas Narevicius (Weizmann Institute)
Robert Richter (Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste)
Paul Scheier (University of Innsbruck)
Tigran Shahbazyan (Jackson State University)
Petr Slavícek (University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague)
Eric Suraud (Paul Sabatier University)
Vitali Zhaunerchyk (University of Gothenburg)

Persons wishing to attend the Workshop are requested to submit an application (and an abstract, if they wish to present their own results)
by electronic mail, <>, to the directors, Profs. V. V. Kresin and K. Hansen, following the instructions on the
workshop registration page
which also gives information on fees and travel.

The program includes slots for “hot topic” oral presentations to be selected from the contributed abstracts; please indicate in your submission if you would like it to be considered.

If you have any questions, please consult or
e-mail <>. We hope to see you in Erice.


Vitaly Kresin, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Klavs Hansen, University of Gothenburg
Directors of the Workshop

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K. Hansen, Gothenburg University and Tianjin University

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