Towards Reality in Nanoscale Materials VII


TRNM VII continues the "Towards Reality in Nanoscale Materials" series. Links to the previous 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 the workshop poster here.

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



The workshop will be held in Levi, Hotel K5, in Finnish Lapland from Monday Feb 10th to Wednesday 12th (but you may want to stay from Sunday Feb 9th to Thursday Feb 13th). 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, Blue 1, Norwegian. The latter fly not every day, but on Sunday the 9th there are 6 flights Helsinki-Kittilä altogether. 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.

Due to the generous support of the National Graduate Schools, we plan to support up to 4 PhD students from Finnish universities by waiving the accommodation fee. These will be selected based on the quality of submitted abstracts.

Accommodation expenses

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 300 to 600 Euros (4 nights), as explained in the registration form. 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


The registration has closed. Please contact the organizers if you have any questions or would still like to participate.

Invited Speakers


Names of the speakers in the programme below link to their individual abstracts. A printed copy of the full abstract book will be provided to all participants by the organizers.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday
8:45 - 9:00 Intro chair:Kaiser chair:Sutter
chair:Jonsson 9:00 - 9:40 Sutter 10:00 - 10:40 Kaiser
9:00 - 9:40 Walsh 9:40 - 10:00 Lehtinen 10:40 - 11:00 Schulz
9:40 - 10:00 Lasa 10:00 - 10:20 Herbig 11:00 - 11:40 Coffee
10:00 - 10:20 Frost 10:20 - 10:40 Lawlor chair:Wirtz
10:20 - 10:40 Pedersen 10:40 - 11:20 Coffee 11:40 - 12:00 Daraszewicz
10:40 - 11:20 Coffee chair:Walsh 12:00 - 12:20 Coutinho
chair:Csanyi 11:20 - 12:00 Wirtz 12:20 - 12:40 Wallbank
11:20 - 12:00 Teobaldi 12:00 - 12:20 Hu 12:40 - 13:00 Carva
12:00 - 12:20 Gulans 12:20 - 12:40 Scardamaglia 13:00 - 16:00 Lunch
12:20 - 12:40 Musso 12:40 - 13:00 Carvalho chair:Teobaldi
12:40 - 13:00 El-Sayed 13:00 - 16:00 Lunch 16:00 - 16:20 Kiejna
13:00 - 16:00 Lunch 16:40 - 17:00 Coffee 16:20 - 16:40 Koskinen
chair:Gulans chair:Marzari 16:40 - 17:20 Jonsson
16:00 - 16:40 Csanyi 17:00 - 17:40 Kotakoski 17:20 - 17:40 Closing
16:40 - 17:00 Heinzel 17:40 - 18:00 Seitsonen
17:00 - 17:20 Legut 18:00 - 18:20 Abergel
17:20 - 18:00 Coffee 18:20 - 21:00 Posters
chair:Kiejna 21:00 - 23:00 Dinner
18:00 - 18:40 Marzari
18:40 - 19:00 Ke


The workshop is organized by the Department of Applied Physics in Aalto University 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
University of Helsinki
P.O.Box 64
FI-00014 Univ. of Helsinki, Finland
Fax: +358-9-19150610

Important dates

2013-03-13 Website launches
2013-11-29 Abstract submission DL
2013-12-13 Acceptance notifications
2014-01-13 Payment DL

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