Towards Reality in Nanoscale Materials VI


TRNM VI continues the "Towards Reality in Nanoscale Materials" series. Links to the previous five workshops are in the sidebar. The workshop will be focused on, but not limited to, two-dimensional systems, with thematic sessions on:

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.

See also the workshop poster.

You may also be interested in the Physics Boat workshop which we organize later in the spring.

Important dates

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The workshop will be held in Levi, Hotel K5, in Finnish Lapland from Monday Feb 11th to Wednesday 13th (but you may want to stay from Sunday Feb 10th to Thursday Feb 14th). Accommodation will be booked by the organizers for all participants in the conference hotel or other hotels in Levi (Hotel Levitunturi, Hotel Levi Panorama). You will be staying in either a chalet or a normal hotel room.

Levitunturi is a spa hotel 200 m away from the conference site (access to spa is free if you are staying at this hotel). Hotel Levi Panorama is located on top of the mountain, just near the slopes, and it could be a good option for downhill skiers. Note that Levi Panorama is 4 km away from the conference site by road, but there is access by shuttle bus and cable car.


Check the tourist map of Levi (Hotel K5 is item 3, Levitunturi is item 9, Levi Panorama is item 53) 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 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 cover in part the accommodation and catering expenses for the participants. That is, hotel accommodation, breakfasts, lunches and workshop dinner in restaurant Saamen kammi are included in the accommodation fee. The precise amount you need to pay for your accommodation depends on the type you choose during registration. The fees range from 50 to 120 e per night, as explained in the registration form. (We do our best but cannot guarantee accommodation in the particular site you choose. However, you will not have to pay extra in the case of a relocation.) The accommodation fee is to be paid by credit card or money transfer. A link to the on-line payment system will be provided later on, along with the payment instructions.


We thank the following funding agencies for support: CECAM, the National Graduate School in Materials Physics and the National Graduate School in Nanoscience.

CECAM gradschool/Aalto gradschool/JY


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

Invited Speakers


The programme is given below. The names are linked to abstracts. The posters are listed in the full abstract book (please do not print it, you will get a paper version).

Monday Tuesday Wednesday
8:45 - 9:00 Intro chair: Falko chair: Gale
chair: Schwarz 9:00 - 9:40 Grigorieva 9:00 - 9:40 Caro
9:00 - 9:40 Repp 9:40 - 10:20 Yazyev 9:40 - 10:00 Djurabekova
9:40 - 10:20 Berndt 10:20 - 10:40 Casartelli 10:00 - 10:20 Philipp
10:20 - 10:40 Swart 10:40 - 11:20 Coffee 10:20 - 10:40 Langer
10:40 - 11:20 Coffee chair: Yazyev 10:40 - 11:20 Coffee
chair: Repp 11:20 - 12:00 Kis chair: Seifert
11:20 - 12:00 Schwarz 12:00 - 12:40 Seifert 11:20 - 12:00 Harju
12:00 - 12:20 Eder 12:40 - 13:00 Komsa 12:00 - 12:20 Kotakoski
12:20 - 12:40 Weymouth 13:00 - 16:00 Lunch 12:20 - 12:40 Standop
12:40 - 13:00 Khranovskyy 16:00 - 18:00 Posters 12:40 - 13:00 Drost
13:00 - 16:00 Lunch 18:00 - 20:00 Dinner 13:00 - 16:00 Lunch
chair: Caro chair: Grigorieva
16:00 - 16:40 McKenna 16:00 - 16:20 Gomes da Rocha
16:40 - 17:00 Mittendorfer 16:20 - 16:40 Sachs
17:00 - 17:20 Bjorkman 16:40 - 17:00 Landers
17:20 - 18:00 Coffee 17:00 - 17:20 Pereira
chair: McKenna 17:20 - 18:00 Coffee
18:00 - 18:40 Gale chair: Harju
18:40 - 19:00 Jonsson 18:00 - 18:40 Falko
18:40 - 19:00 Closing


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 - twitter @TRNM_workshop

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

Important dates

2012-04-13 Website launches
2012-08-06 Invited speakers listed
2012-09-11 Workshop poster published
2012-10-03 Registration opens
2012-11-30 Registration deadline
2012-12-15 Acceptance notifications
2013-01-11 Payment deadline
2013-02-11 Workshop starts
2013-02-13 Workshop finishes

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