November 19-21, 2008
Meeting on Optical Response in Extended Systems
"MORE of LESS"
MORE 2008 follows the spirit of the highly successful Low Energy Spectrometry Symposium (LESS) that took place in Vienna in 2007.
Optical absorption spectroscopy, resonant inelastic X-ray scattering, reflection EELS, ellipsometry, and reflectance difference spectroscopy are just a few of a large variety of experimental probes to explore the optical and higher-energy response of materials, including elemental solids, compounds, molecules on surfaces or complex nanostructures.
On the theoretical side many body perturbation theory (MBPT) and time-dependent density functional theory (TDDFT) represent state-of-the-art developments to describe excitation processes in materials. Both, theory and experiment being complementary, ideally should go hand in hand to promote development and leading edge research.
Bringing together experimentalists and theoreticians of these different fields is the main intention of MORE 2008. To ensure lively and fruitful discussions and a personal atmosphere, we limit the number of participants including speakers to 50. Contributions in the form of posters are readily welcome.