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DySoN 19 - 23 May 2014

The DySoN meeting is going to be held in Edinburgh 19th - 23rd May at the Crowne Plaza Edinburgh - The Roxburghe.

Crowne Plaza Edinburgh - The Roxburgh Hotel

First Announcement                   

Second Announcement

Important Dates - Revised registration date

Registration includes attendance to NARAP-2 on Friday 23rd May

Distribution of the first announcement           November 15, 2013
Distribution of the second announcement     February 15, 2014
Deadline for registration                                   April 25, 2014
Deadline for abstract submission                  April 25, 2014
Deadline for hotel reservation                         April 19, 2014


The Third International Conference "Dynamics of Systems on the Nanoscale" (DySoN 2014) will be held in Edinburgh, UK during May 19-23, 2014. The venue will be Crowne Plaza EdinburghThe Roxburghe Hotel, 38 Charlotte Square, EH2 4HQ. The Conference will be preceded by the training course on Computational Methods for Complex Molecular Systems.

The DySoN conference has been built upon a series of International Symposia "Atomic Cluster Collisions" (ISACC 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2013). During these meetings it became clear that there is a need for an interdisciplinary conference, which will cover a broader range of topics than just atomic cluster collisions, related to the Dynamics of Systems on a Nanoscale. Therefore, in 2010 it was decided to launch a new conference series under the title "Dynamics of Systems on the Nanoscale". The first DySoN conference took place in Rome, Italy in 2010, and the second conference was held in St. Petersburg, Russia in 2012. The DySoN 2014 is the third conference in this series.

The DySoN 2014 Conference will promote the growth and exchange of interdisciplinary scientific information on the structure formation and dynamics of animate and inanimate matter on the nanometer scale. There are many examples of complex many-body systems of micro- and nanometer scale size exhibiting unique features, properties and functions. These systems may have very different nature and origin, e.g. atomic and molecular clusters, nanoobjects, ensembles of nanoparticles, nanostructures, biomolecules, biomolecular and mesoscopic systems. A detailed understanding of the structure and dynamics of these systems on the nanometer scale is a difficult and fundamental task, the solution of which is necessary in numerous applications of nano- and bio- technology, material science and medicine.

Although mesoscopic, nano- and biomolecular systems differ in their nature and origin, a number of fundamental problems are common to all of them: What are the underlying principles of self-organization and self-assembly of matter at the micro- and nano-scale? Are these principles classical or quantum? How does function emerge at the nano-and the meso-scale in systems with different origins? What criteria govern the stability of these systems? How do their properties change as a function of size and composition? How are their properties altered by their environment? Seeking answers to these questions is at the core of a new interdisciplinary field that lies at the intersection of physics, chemistry and biology, a field now entitled Meso-Bio-Nano (MBN) Science.

Experimental and theoretical aspects of these problems will be discussed at the DySoN 2014 Conference. Particular attention will be devoted to dynamical phenomena and many-body effects taking place in various MBN systems on the nanoscale that include problems of structure formation, fusion and fission, collision and fragmentation, collective electron excitations, reactivity, nanoscale phase transitions, nanoscale insights into biodamage, channeling phenomena and many more.

The conference will be linked to the workshop “Theoretical Methods in Nano-IBCT and RADAM”, held within the COST Action MP1002 Nano-IBCT, and to a series of NaRaP (“NanoRadiation Processes”) workshops.  The research areas within these workshops overlap in part with the Topical Areas of the DySoN Conference which are outlined below in the announcement. 


The conference will be held under the auspices of the following sponsors:

  • Goethe University
  • Open University
  • EU Commission
  • European Science Foundation
  • COST Action MP1002 
  • Queen's University Belfast

Topical Areas of DySoN 2014 Conference:

  • Structure and dynamics of clusters, nanoparticles and biomolecules
  • Nanoscale insights in biodamage
  • Propagation of particles through medium
  • Collision processes involving nanosystems
  • RADAM database
  • Clustering and self-organization on the nanoscale
  • Electron controlled chemistry