XXII. Symposium on Atomic, Cluster and Surface Physics

February 02 - 07, 2020

St. Moritz, Switzerland

This international symposium is one in a continuing biennial series of conferences (the last one was held in 2018 in Obergurgl, Austria) which seeks to promote the growth of scientific knowledge and effective exchange of information among scientists in the field of atomic, molecular, and surface physics. The symposium deals in particular with collisional interactions involving different types of collision partners, i.e. electrons, photons, molecules, nano-particles, and surfaces.

There will be invited expert lectures covering recent advances in the topics of the Symposium. Contributed papers will be presented in two poster sessions. These poster sessions provide the main forum for presentation of new work and for discussion of recent progress. Prior to the official poster sessions there will be introductory sessions, which will give the authors of each contributed paper the opportunity to orally present highlights of their work presented on the poster. The max. poster size is A0 portrait.

A few contributioned papers will be selected for oral presentation in Hot Topic sessions.

We hope to see you in St. Moritz!


International Scientific Committee:
Daniela Ascenzi (Universitá degli Studi di Trento)
Martin Beyer (Universität Innsbruck)
Tilmann D. Märk (Universität Innsbruck)
Roberto Marquardt (Université de Strasbourg)
Nigel Mason (Open University, UK)
Martin Quack (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich)
Stephen Price (University College London)
Tom Rizzo (EPFL Lausanne)
Jürgen Stohner (Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften)
Paul Scheier (Universität Innsbruck)
Roland Wester (Universität Innsbruck)

Local Organising Committee:
Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Sciene and Technology, Dübendorf, Switzerland
Karl-Heinz Ernst (chairperson)
Christine Tran





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Abstract Submission

Contributions to the conference proceedings (four page extended abstracts) are expected to be submitted no later than 31st October 2019 and have to be sent by e-mail to . For paper preparation please see the following guidelines:

Abstract maximum length is 4 pages of A4 paper (210 mm x 297 mm, portrait, printable area 160 mm x 240 mm).

  • Underline the presenting author.
  • E-mail address of the corresponding author should be placed in the affiliation field.
  • Do NOT print a page number.
  • If you need to include figures, use standard formats such as .jpg, .gif, .png, etc.
  • Use only Times/Helvetica/Courier/Symbol/Arial/Times New Roman fonts.


A template is available in MS Word format. 

The format of the submitted document has to be Adobe PDF.



The conference fee includes 5-nights accommodation, 5x breakfast and 4x dinner (starting with the dinner on Sunday evening and ending with the breakfast on Friday morning), the 4-Course-Conference Dinner, coffee breaks (Monday to Thursday morning and afternoon, Friday morning) , mineral water during conference times, the Book of Abstracts as well as access to the hotel spa and the Sports/ Wellness Center Ovavera.

The fees are:

  • regular participants and accompanying persons in double rooms: EUR 950,- 
  • regular participants in single rooms: EUR 1'200,-

Please note that the number of participants is limited to about 120 due to the capacity of the lecture hall available. Registrations will be handled on a first come first serve basis, thus please register at your earliest convenienceSingle-room-registrations may be changed to double-room registrations by the organizers, if there are not enough single-rooms available anymore.

If possible, please indicate with whom you would like to share your room.

For registration please click here.



Payment of the conference fee is to be made by bank transfer only. Registration without receipt of payment until 15th November 2019 will be automatically cancelled.
Below please find the respective banking details. Please make sure that the account holder/ beneficiary is named “Empa, Ueberlandstrasse 129, 8600 Duebendorf, Switzerland” and not “SASP2020”.

Payment information for the registration fee (EUR)
Bank name / Branch Address:                PostFinance, Mingerstrasse 20, CH-3030 Bern
Bank Clearing No.:                                    9000
BIC (Swiftcode):                                         POFICHBEXXX
Account no.:                                               91-681365-0
IBAN:                                                           CH56 0900 0000 9168 1365 0
Payment reference N° (mandatory):     5211.91205.103 + name of participant
Account Holder:                                        Empa, Ueberlandstrasse 129 8600 Duebendorf, Switzerland

Cancellation Policy

In case you already registered and paid for the symposium but you cannot take part for any reason, the following rules for refunding of the conference fee apply:

  • until 31.10.2019: 100% refund
  • 01.11. - 31.12.2019: 80% refund
  • from 01.01.2020: no refund

The ski ticket option is not refundable!

Accommodation and Travel



All participants will be accommodated in the Hotel Laudinella*** located in St. Moritz Bad close to the 'Signal' funicular for direct access to the Corviglia-Marguns skiing area. The rooms are comfortable and all have private bath. The hotel has all modern services including six different restaurants.

We only have a certain limited number of rooms at our disposal and therefore urge you to fill out the online-registration form as soon as possible.

If you plan to extend your stay before or after the conference, rooms can be directly booked at the hotel.



Zurich International Airport is located 200 km north of St. Moritz. From there, continuation to St. Moritz is recommended by train.

St. Moritz is most easily reached by train. From Zurich, St. Moritz is reached hourly within 3h 20min. Take the train of the Swiss Federal Railway (SBB) to Chur and from there the Raethian Railway (RhB) to St. Moritz. Choosing the connection via Chur (instead of the slightly faster connection via Landquart) brings you over the Albula pass, which is famous for its fantastic railway viaducts and mountain views (UNESCO world heritage since 2008). You can buy a single ticket for both trains. An easy planning of the journey and ticket information is accessible here: www.sbb.ch
Take bus no. 9 direction "St. Moritz Bad, Youth hostel" and get off at the stop "St. Moritz Bad, Post". You will find the Hotel Laudinella just across the street. Or call Hotel Laudinella (+41 81 836 00 00) and they will send their hotel shuttle to pick you up at the station.

Car (not recommended)
St. Moritz can only be reached by crossing a pass (depending on snow conditions 4 wheel drive or chains are mandatory) unless you choose to board your car on a train in Thusis or Klosters Selfranga. The Fluela pass is closed in winter.
Zürich - St. Moritz 200 km 3 h
Milano - St. Moritz 175 km 3 h
Munich - St. Moritz 280 km 4 h
Basel - St. Moritz 280 km 4 h