4-5 October 2016
FHNW Campus Brugg Windisch
Europe/Zurich timezone


NUM/SYN/SwissFEL condensed matter retreat

4./5. October 2016 at the FH in Windisch
Registration deadline: Fr. 9.9.2016
Postdeadline registration for poster, or just attending possible until Tue 20.9.

Program can be downloaded here


Exchange of ideas and networking of condensed matter researchers at PSI, in particular Neutrons/Muons/Photons
(i.e. mainly LNS, LMU, LDM, LMX, CMT, LSC, LMN, and SwissFEL Photonics)
Participants: PhD, Postdocs and staff scientists
Format: talks (overview and specific) and posters

This should be the start of a yearly meeting with a varying main topic.

The 2016 topic is: Magnetism in novel materials

Sessions about:
  • Quantum effects
  • Coupling (interfaces, order parameters, etc.)
  • Nanoscale
  • Dynamics (slow and fast)
  • Blue Sky (for other topics or larger, new projects, or perspectives of a topic)


The talk/posters should primarily be given by PhD students, Postdocs and junior staff scientists.
Overview talks (15+5): given by a lab head or senior scientist. Should give an overview of the activities of the Department, e.g. which groups do exist, which instrumentation and topics.
Regular talks (15+5): about a specific project, focus should be given to open questions. E.g. Motivation/status/open question and future
Flash talks (5min): short talks (three slides), new project ideas, e.g. where one is looking for partners or has question (a Flash talk can be accompanied by a Poster, but don’t has to)
Posters: can be a poster which have been presented at a conference/workshop in the last year or of course new ones.
Plenary: 5.0H06 Studiensaal