2nd Annual Workshop of the COST Action AttoChem (2021), organized online

The 2nd Annual Workshop of the COST action AttoChem will be organized by CFEL/DESY (Hamburg) online from the 13th until the 15th of October 2021, 9:00–17:00 CEST.

The AttoChem network coordinates experimental and theoretical efforts to exploit the large potential of attosecond techniques in chemistry, with the aim of designing new strategies for the control of charge migration in molecules by directly acting on the attosecond time scale. This ability will also be used to selectively break and form chemical bonds, thus opening new avenues for the control of chemical reactions. The results of the Action are expected to have a significant impact in several areas of chemistry, such as photovoltaics, radiation damage, catalysis, photochemistry, or structural determination. AttoChem also acts as a liaison with the relevant stakeholders to bridge the gap to industrial applications. The purpose of the meeting is to revise the current status and future directions in this field, and to promote the exchange of ideas between participants.


Please see the program page or download the Icon Book of abstracts (24.4 MB, corrected spelling and hyperlinks in the evening of 12 October).

Important dates

September 13, 2021:   Poster abstract submission deadline
September 24, 2021:   Notification of acceptance and decisions
7–8 October, 2021:   Speaker training & Poster training sessions
8 October, 2021: Registration deadline

Local organizer

The host is the Attosecond Science Group at the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL), Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) and Universität Hambug (UHH).

Local organizing committee

Francesca Calegari, Andrea Trabattoni, Erik Månsson & Vincent Wanie


  • Questions to local organizers: attochem-annual-meetingdesy.de
  • Questions about COST rules: attochem.ghmanageruam.es
  • Questions about technical aspects of the online conference: attochembrightelm.co.uk


The poster awards are funded by Coherent, Inc.. More info is available below the Program.

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This event is based upon work from the COST action ATTOCHEM, supported by COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology). COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is a funding agency for research and innovation networks. Our Actions help connect research initiatives across Europe and enable scientists to grow their ideas by sharing them with their peers. This boosts their research, career and innovation.