Third Announcement Workshop : Molecules in Motion

Athens (Greece) 8-10 October 2018


Travel information and Arrival:

The 2018 meeting venue is at the Academy of Athens, Greece. Detailed information on the exact location and on travel can be found on the website of the meeting. We strongly suggest that you use public transport in Athens as car traffic and parking is difficult in the city center at the meeting location. The meeting starts with an on-site registration and a welcome coffee at 9.00 h on Monday Morning 8 October 2018. Scientific sessions will start at 9.45 h. Please arrive on time. Taxi travel would be possible, but may be subject to traffic jams.

We assume that by now you have arranged your accommodation, but in any case there are numerous hotels available in Athens and some are in walking distance to the workshop location, others easily reached by metro. Information on some selected hotels can be found on the workshop website.

Lectures and Programme:

All lectures are in the same lecture hall during the three days (see workshop website and program). Posters can be mounted on Monday and can stay mounted during the whole meeting to be available for discussion during the poster times as mentioned in the program (see Posters for instructions).

Lecture times for all speakers are 45 minutes including discussion. Speakers should make sure to leave enough time for discussion within their time slot, as there is no extra time and the schedule is very dense (see program). The lecture hall is equipped with a projector for power point projections. Speakers should copy their presentation at the latest during the break preceding their lecture to the conference computer and try out the projection of their slides for testing the good functioning.

Poster sessions are always during the extended lunch breaks. The conference photo is likely to be scheduled at the end of the session preceding the Tuesday lunch break.

The conference dinner for all registered participants and their accompanying persons as registered is on Tuesday 9 October at 8 pm (20.00 h) the restaurant of Hotel Electra Metropolis, 15 Mitropoleos in 10557 Athens, in walking distance to the lecture hall. Please communicate you preference for a Meat or Fish dish as main course by return email (see email).

Other lunches and dinners are arranged individually and a list of restaurants in walking distance will be made available at registration on-site. We plan also for an informal dinner on Wednesday evening, for which you should sign a list during the meeting if you want to attend.

Weather in Athens is predicted to be warm and sunny with temperatures between about 20 and 25 degrees Celsius and a slight chance of occasional rain. Weather is generally mild to warm, but possibly quite variable in Athens in October.

Currency in Greece is the Euro, which has a value about 10 to 20 percent higher than the US Dollar or the Swiss Franc currently.

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We welcome you all in Athens and hope you will enjoy the science at the workshop and your whole stay in Athens.

Executive Committee (co-chairs)

Frédéric Merkt, Martin Quack, Ioannis Thanopulos, Constantinos G.Vayenas

The workshop is supported by the Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences (BBAW) jointly with the Academy Athens, the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and the Swiss Chemical Society,  and it is held jointly with the workshop of the working group 2 of the COST action MOLIM.