European Charge Density Meeting – ECDM6

Introduction

Welcome to ECDM 6!

As a continuation of previous meetings held in Nancy (1996, France), Sitges (1999, Spain), Sandbjerg Estate (2003, Denmark), Brandenburg on the Havel (2006, Germany) and Gravedona (2008, Italy), we have the pleasure to announce the sixth conference of the European Charge Density Meeting series, ECDM-6.

Analogously to previous conferences we would like to present the latest results of electron structure studies. The ambition of organizers is to strengthen the collaboration between experimentalists and theorists. The construction of large facilities such as XFEL is a great challenge for all researchers in this field. Thanks to great improvements in experimental equipment as well as more powerful computers nowadays it is necessary to spread the results of charge density analysis in both the chemistry and the materials science communities in order to bring new practical applications.

We regard it as important to exploit the cross-fertilization of scientific ideas within the discussions of new research directions that should naturally result from the mixing of ideas of particular participants. This will also be the occasion to start thinking about specific programs in the charge density realm, how to exploit the funding by european science programs.

As a meeting venue we have chosen the city of Štrbské Pleso, a charming small village at the same glacial mountain lake in the High Tatras, a well known part of Slovakia. September has nice and stable weather, so we believe that we will have a nice time for relaxing. If you will come few days before or stay after the conference, this will largely increase your chance to enjoy nice sunny days on the lake and/or on the wonderful mountains surrounding the area.

Participants are expected to arrive to Štrbské Pleso in the afternoon of Saturday, September 15th for welcome reception. The meeting will run from Sunday, September 16th morning until Wednesday, September 19 evening. We will have the social excursion on Tuesday and later in the evening the ECDM-6 Social Dinner. ECDM-6 will then run over the next day and will be closed by a ceremony after the afternoon session on Wednesday, September 19th. Departure by conference buses is on Thursday, September 20th at 9 a.m.

We look forward bringing together an outstanding and diverse group of scientists at the forefront of charge density research and we promise to make attempts to include younger scientists and PhD and degree students as well.

Welcome in Štrbské Pleso.
On behalf of the Organizing Committee,
Stanislav Biskupič and Jozef Kožíšek


City of Štrbské Pleso (1 346 m a.s.l.)

with its large glacial mountain lake is a favorite ski, tourist, and health resort in the High Tatras, Slovakia. With extensive parking facilities and a stop on the Tatra trolley and rack railway, it is a starting point for a host of popular hikes including to Kriváň and Rysy.

Hotel Patria
Štrbské pleso and Hotel Patria.

Institute of Physical Chemistry and Chemical Physics,
Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, 2012