Towards Reality in Nanoscale Materials V


TRNM V continues the "Towards Reality in Nanoscale Materials" series. The previous workshops were held in December 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010. The topics of the workshop include, but are not limited to:

The workshop consists of invited and contributed talks as well as posters. Invited and contributed speakers will cover the recent progress in simulations and the relevant experimental areas.

Please also see the workshop poster.



The workshop will be held in Levi, Hotel K5, in Finnish Lapland from Monday Feb 20th to Wednesday 22nd (but you may want to stay from Sunday Feb 19th to Thursday Feb 23rd). Accommodation will be booked by the organizers for all participants in the conference hotel. You will be staying in either a chalet or a normal hotel room.


Check the tourist map of Levi (Hotel K5 is item 3) to see what Levi looks like or an interactive map to see where Levi actually is.

Travel - by plane or train

There are flights from Helsinki to the nearby airport of Kittilä by Finnair (every day) and Blue 1 Scheduled buses meet every flight to Kittilä, and it takes about 10-15 minutes to reach Levi. If the flight schedule does not allow you to catch the connecting flight to Kittilä on the same day, you may consider having a stop-over in Helsinki and fly to Kittilä next day. Alternatively, you can fly to Rovaniemi (about 200 km away from Levi), then take a bus (it takes about two and a half hours to reach Levi). You can also rent a car at the Rovaniemi airport and drive to Levi (we guarantee no traffic jams, but there may be reindeer on the road). This could be a good option if several people arrive with the same flight. There are also both day and night trains to Lapland. To reach Levi, one can take the train to Kolari and continue to Levi with a bus.


For those interested there are full facilities for both downhill and cross country skiing in Levi, among other winter and indoor sports options.


The long-time average temperature in Levi in February is about -10 C (15 F). The record high and low temperatures are about +5 and -40 C (+40 and -40 F). The length of day is about 8 hours. In any case, you can expect plenty of snow. Also check the current 5-day forecast for Kittilä. By the way, we have seen northern lights during two of the previous four conferences.


Participation fee

Participation is free. However, the number of participants is limited. If more applications are received than the conference facilities allow, the participants will be chosen based on their abstract and its relevance to the workshop.

Accommodation expenses

The organizers are planning to cover in part the accommodation and catering expenses for the participants. The participants are asked to pay 200-400 euros depending on the accommodation type through this form.


We thank the following funding agencies for support: European Science Foundation, Psi-k Network, the National Graduate School in Materials Physics, and the National Graduate School in Nanoscience.

ESF Psi-k gradschool/Aalto gradschool/JY


News regarding the registration and the workshop in general are announced in our updates RSS feed.

Registration is closed. Please contact the organizers if you have any questions.

If you have registered, you should have received mail confirming your contribution. Remember that there is no registration fee, but the partly subsidized accommodation fee (the actual value depends on the accommodation type you chose) must be paid by Jan 10th, 2012-01-10 to finalize your registration through this form.

Invited Speakers


The programme is given below. You can read the corresponding abstracts by clicking on the names. A printed Abstract book will be given to all participants in Levi.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday
8:45 intro
chair Rinke Roche Busse
9:00 Artacho Busse Roche
9:40 Boggild Lehtinen Ahlskog
10:00 Sob Pietrucci Makarova
10:20 Borlenghi Booth Carva
10:40 coffee coffee coffee
chair Pantelides Perez Artacho
11:20 Watkins Liljeroth Pantelides
12:00 Barth Ewels Minato
12:20 Laasonen Amara Girard
12:40 Rayson Kurasch Uppstu
13:00 lunch lunch lunch
chair Liljeroth Boggild
16:00 Rinke 16:00 - 18:00 Sinnott
16:40 Susi posters Mittendorfer
17:00 Standop Perez
17:20 coffee
chair Sinnott closing
18:00 Chamberlain 18:00 - 21:00
18:20 Bjork dinner
18:40 Philipp


The workshop is organized by the Department of Applied Physics in Aalto University, the Department of Physics in Tampere University of Technology, and the Department of Physics in University of Helsinki.

Prof. Adam Foster
Dr. Arkady Krasheninnikov
Prof. Kai Nordlund
Prof. Risto Nieminen
Dr. Teemu Hynninen

email: workshoptrnm at

Department of Applied Physics
Aalto University
P.O.Box 11100
FI-00076 Aalto, Finland
Fax: +358-9-4513116
Department of Physics
Tampere University of Technology
P.O.Box 692
FI-33101 TUT Tampere, Finland
Fax: +358-3-31152600
Department of Physics
University of Helsinki
P.O.Box 64
FI-00014 Univ. of Helsinki, Finland
Fax: +358-9-19150610


2011-01-17 Website launched
2011-02-16 New domain:
2011-03-09 List of invited speakers updated
2011-06-30 Workshop poster added
2011-06-30 Abstract templates available
2011-08-29 Registration is open
2011-11-19 Registration closed
2011-12-13 Accommodation payment form online
2012-01-23 Programme posted
2012-02-28 Photos from the workshop (by Martin Zeleny)
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