Annual meeting of the European Cluster Cooling Network
& midterm review

March15 - 19, 2003 in Igls/Innsbruck, Austria

Midterm review meeting for HPRN-CT-2000-0026: Delayed ionization and competing cooling mechanisms in Atomic clusters (ECCN)


Tentative Program (as of March 14th 2003)

Saturday, March 15th 2003:

Arrival of Participants

15:00 - 18:00 REGISTRATION

18:00 Dinner

19:45 Welcome address

20:00 Evening Lecture: Mats Jonson (Göteborg): The Physics Nobel Prize

Sunday, March 16th 2003:

Scientific Workshop

Presentation of Scientific results of each group

9:00 - 9:30 Eleanor Campbell (Göteborg): Fullerene ionisation dynamics

9:30 - 10:00 Jens Ulrik Andersen (Aarhus): Progress in experiments on dissociation, delayed ionisation and cooling.

10:00 Coffee break (soft drinks)

10:30 - 12:00 Guest Lectures:

  Robert Dunbar (Cleveland, Ohio USA): Blackbody infrared radiative dissociation (BIRD) of some slightly solvated ruthenium complexes in the ICR Ion Trap.
  Catherine Brechignac (Universite Paris Sud): Collective and individual electronic excitations in nanometer scale systems.

12:00 Lunch break for Surface Science

16:00 - 16:30 Sara Matt-Leubner (Innsbruck): Binding energy of fullerene ions

16:30 - 17:00 Bruno Baguenard (Lyon): Discrimination between direct and delayed emission in carbon anions by time-resolved photoelectron imaging

17:00 Coffee break (soft drinks)

17:30 - 18:00 Lutz Schweikhard (Greifswald)

18:00 - 18:30 Gert von Helden (Nieuwegein): Heating molecules and clusters using FELIX

18:30 - 19:30 Business meeting

19:30 Dinner

20:30 Poster session

Monday, March 17th 2003:

Midterm Review Meeting

9:00 - 9:30 Short introduction by the representative from the Commission

9:30 - 10:30 Coordinator´s Report
(presentation by the coordinator of the network and of the mid-term review report)


The scientific, technological or socio-economic reasons for carrying out research in the field covered by the network. The research objectives of the joint work. Scientific highlights of the work so far.

Networking and training:

The methodological approach and work plan.How the network functions and how the partner collaborate.Connections to industry.The training programme, distinguishing between pre- and postdocs. Use of the budget.

Proposed revision to the current contract

10:30 Coffee break (soft drinks)

11:00 - 13:00 Tour de Table:

Each scientist-in-charge presents in 15 minutes the role and contribution of his research team to the scientific tasks of the Network. Questions and discussion.

Eleanor Campbell (Göteborg)

Jens Ulrik Andersen (Aarhus)

Raphael Levine (Jerusalem)

Tilmann Märk (Innsbruck)

Christian Bordas (Lyon)

Lutz Schweikhard (Greifswald)

Gert von Helden (Nieuwegein)

13:00 Lunch

14:30 - 15:30 Young Researcher´s Reports:

Each young researcher will present themselves, their work and their experiences. This presentation will go beyond the scientific project and should allow the discussion of social aspects of their participation in the network. Questions and discussion.

Bruno Concina (Innsbruck)

Bruno Coupier (Innsbruck)

Juraj Fedor (Innsbruck)

Linda Feketeova (Innsbruck)

Andre Fielicke (Nieuwegein)

Krzysztof Gluch (Innsbruck)

Kirsten Mehlig (Göteborg)

Raluca Morjan (Göteborg)

Francesca Pagliarulo (Lyon)

Andrzej Pelc (Innsbruck)

Rui Pereira (Aarhus)

Jimmy Rangama (Aarhus)

Jonathan Wills (Lyon)

15:30 Coffee break (soft drinks)

16:00 - 17:00 Open Discussion:

Discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of the network, particularly in relation to the organisation of the joint research and to its training programme. Discussion of the revisions to the contract will continue from the morning session. Recommendations for future best practice in the network will be discussed.

19:00 Dinner

Tuesday, March 18th 2003:

One day (tutorial) winter school on "Statistical models"

9:00 - 9:45 Raphael Levine:General introduction and RRKM

9:45 - 10:30 Klavs Hansen: Detailed balance, kinetic energy release and fragmentation rate constants

10:30 Coffee break (soft drinks)

11:00 - 11:45 Catherine Brechignac: Experimental determination of kinetic energy release and binding energies

11:45 Lunch break for Surface Science

15:30 Coffee break (soft drinks)

16:00 - 16:45 Robert Dunbar: Theoretical framework of infrared radiative rates and cooling rates for molecules

16:45-17:30 Olof Echt: Power laws - theory, experimental verification and pitfalls

17:30 Guided bus Tour to the Castle of Ambras

20:00 Conference Dinner

Wednesday, March 19th 2003:

9:00 - 11:00 Checkout and Departure


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