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XLIC Conference  4th - 5th April 2016

Queens Building
2nd COST XLIC Working Group 3 Meeting -
Control of Chemical Reactivity

at Queen's University Belfast
4th - 5th April 2016
Scope of the meeting:
The topic of interest of the XLIC Working Group 3 (WG3) is to control the reactivity of highly excited and/or ionized molecules through pump-probe techniques and High Harmonic spectroscopy, i.e., to control electron transfer, isomerization and dissociation with attosecond temporal and sub-Angstrom spatial resolution.
Specific areas addressed by the WG are:

* Development and application of optimal control theory (OCT) 
* Use of time-resolved pump-probe techniques to control process relevant to atmospheric chemistry or biomolecules 
* Development and use of current theories to treat the dynamics of pump-probe experiments 
* Study of the response of molecular systems irradiated by strong fields

Meeting Details: 
The 2nd WG3 meeting will be hosted by Queen’s University Belfast over two days (4th-5th April 2016) with contributions from invited speakers and young scientists including a poster session. 

The meeting will be held in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Queen’s University Belfast. The University is about 15 minutes walk from the City Centre and there are a number hotels in the area. While there are direct flights from European cities to Belfast International Airport (Paris, Vienna, Prague, Pisa, Geneva, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Krakow, Nice, Split), Dublin is accessible from many more cities and there is a regular bus connection to Belfast (2 hours).

Oral presentation abstract deadline: CLOSED
Registration and poster abstract deadline: CLOSED

We would particularly encourage early career researchers to submit abstracts to be considered for an oral presentation.

Local Organising Committee:

Jason Greenwood (QUB) (j.greenwood@qub.ac.uk)
Graham Worth (Birmingham) (g.a.worth@bham.ac.uk)
Daniel Dundas (QUB) (d.dundas@qub.ac.uk)
Hugo van der Hart (QUB) (h.vanderhart@qub.ac.uk)

Click the links to download a copy of the conference programme or the book of abstracts:
The conference will be held in the 'Main Physics Building' of the Queen's University campus. You can get to this building using the directions highlighted on the map below. From the front of the main Queen's University Building (Lanyon) turn right and walk to the first gate on the left. Walk through this gate and continue straight for approx 50metres - the main physics building will be on your right (pictured below). If you have any problems getting here, please do not hesitate to contact Jordan Miles on email: jmiles02@qub.ac.uk or tel: +447933552285.
There are two recommended hotels for the conference which are 5 minutes walk from the University with rooms and prices guaranteed until 3 March 2016. To reserve a room, please contact one of the below hotels directly by Email or phone quoting “QUB-XLIC”.
Holiday Inn Express  
Website: www.hiexpressbelfast.com 
Email: reservations@hiexpressbelfast.com 
£75 bed and breakfast
Ibis Queen’s Quarter 
Website: www.ibisbelfastqueens.com 
Email: h7288-re@accor.com 
£65 bed and breakfast
Invited speakers (and some selected participants) can be reimbursed for their travel and subsistence expenses in accordance to COST rules. Before incurring on any expense, please check COST Vademecum pages 20-24.
In particular, please:
- check the supporting documents you should provide in case you are travelling to and from countries other than that where the approved meeting is being held and the country where you are residing. A proper justification and all the documents detailed in page 22 of COST Vademecum should be provided when sending the claim. If not, the claim will be rejected. 
- take note on the current definition on Local transport expenses on page 24 of COST Vademecum: now, you should provide tickets/invoices for any trip occurring within the same country if the claim exceeds 25 EUR.