This three-day workshop will bring together experimentalists and theorists studying atomic and molecular scales structures on surfaces. The central theme of the workshop is the investigation of molecules on surfaces, and key topics are expected to include:

  • Individual atoms and molecules – and structures engineered from these – on metals, semiconductors, insulators, and 2D materials
  • Manipulation of the electronic and magnetic states of individual atoms and molecules through interactions with surfaces
  • Molecular self assembly and molecular surface functionalization
  • Molecule-based devices
  • Novel imaging techniques (including tunnelling and force microscopies), spectroscopies and time resolved measurements.

One of the central objectives of the meeting is to promote cross-boundary discussions, especially at the experiment/theory and fundamental/applied interfaces. Time will be allocated to facilitate such discussions, including poster sessions and a social event.

Invited speakers

  • Harald Brune (EPFL, Switzerland)
  • Andrew Fisher (University College London, UK)
  • Katharina Franke (Free University of Berlin, Germany)
  • Robert Hamers (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
  • Lev Kantorovich (Kings College London, UK)
  • Mats Persson (University of Liverpool, UK)
  • Damien Riedel (University of Paris-Sud, France)
  • François Rochet (Pierre and Marie Curie University, France)
  • Tamar Seideman (Northwestern University, USA)
  • Roberta Sessoli (University of Florence, Italy)
  • Latha Venkataraman (Columbia University, USA)
  • Ayelet Vilan (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)
  • Jörg Zegenhagen (Diamond Light Source, UK)



BVC - The British Vacuum Council