Sonderforschungsbereich 616




 Summer School 2011


 Successful research strongly depends on the efforts and creativity of the involved scientist. Therefore, their best available training and education is a top priority, which simultaneously advances career perspectives of all involved.

With that aim in mind a summer school entitled "Exciting excitations: From methods to understanding" will be held in Waldbreitbach, Germany ( from July 25-29, 2011. The school, the third in a series, is funded by the Collaborative Research Center SFB 616 "Energy Dissipation at Surfaces" ( For an optimum learning experience this event will consist of lectures by well known experts and small workshops in which the participants apply and deepen what they have learned before.

We have identified four major themes that cover (i) the topic from a comprehensive perspective, (ii) numerical methods, (iii) spectroscopy, and (iv) scattering techniques. We also include time for the particpants to present the results they will develop during the workshops.


July 25.-29. 2011
Bildungshaus Waldbreitbach

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Poster Waldbreitbach 2011            
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Matias Bargheer, Andreas Duvenbeck, Stephen Fahy, Thomas Fauster, Tony Heinz, Tobias Kampfrath, David Krix, Dietrich von der Linde, Rolf Möller, Jörg Schäfer, Wolf Widdra, Dietrich Wolf, Martin Wolf, Hartmut Zabel
Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 Arrival 90'Lecture I.2
class. Molecular
dynamics and
D. Wolf
90'Lecture II.1
Electron spectroscopy
T. Fauster
90'Lecture III.2
Inelastic electron
W. Widdra
10x15'Workshop results
P1 / P2 / P3
P4 / P5

10:30   30'Coffee break 30'Coffee break 30'Coffee break  
10:45         15'Coffee break
11:00   90'Workshop I
1) Molecular dynamics
A. Duvenbeck
90'Lecture II.2
Linear and non-linear optical spectroscopy
T. Heinz
90'Lecture III.3
scattering & diffraction
M. Bargheer
P6 / P7 / P8
P9 /P10

Concluding remarks
11:30   2) Electron dynamics
AG Rethfeld
12:00   3) Density functional theory
D. Krix
4) Monte-Carlo methods
L. Brendel
12:30 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
14:00 30'Introduction Small tour 60'Lecture III.1
Inelastic Neutron-
and X-ray scattering
H. Zabel
Excursion Departure
14:30 60'Overview:
Dynamics of elementary excitations in solids and at surfaces
M. Wolf

15:00     15'Group arrangement    
15:30 30'Coffee break 180'Workshop I
(Part 2)
1) Molecular dynamics
A. Duvenbeck
90'Workshop II.1
1) THz-spectroscopy
T. Kampfrath
16:00 60'Lecture I.1
(Part 1)
Ab-initio methods
S. Fahy
2) Electron dynamics
AG Rethfeld
3) Density functional theory
D. Krix
2) Scanning tunneling spectroscopy
R. Möller
17:00 30'Coffee break 4) Monte-Carlo methods
L. Brendel
90'Workshop II.2
1) Angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy
J. Schäfer
17:30 60'Lecture I.1
(Part 2)
Ab-initio methods
S. Fahy

  2) Inelastic light scattering
D. von der Linde
18:30 Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner  
20:00 Poster session   Poster session    


Organization and Contact
Uwe Bovensiepen            +49 203-379-4566
Martin Kammler              +49 203-379-1461
Klaus Sokolowski-Tinten  +49 203-379-4561
Maria Dunke                   +49 203-379-1545