Annual Meeting of the COST action CA18222 | 19-21 September 2022 | Prague | In-person meeting | Free registration

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.

Currently the conference is planned as an in-person meeting.

Local organizer

Institute of Theoretical Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University

Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Czech Academy of Sciences

Local Organizing Committee

Dr. Tomáš Slanina | Dr. Zdeněk Mašín

Action web page


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Important dates

There are no conference fees. Additionally, a limited support from COST for attending the conference will be available until the funds are depleted.

  Registration: extended to June 17, 2022

  Payment for meals: the payment gate remains open. It will be possible to pay on the spot but we would much appreciate to receive your payment in advance to help us plan the catering accurately.

  Abstract submission extended to May 22, 2022


Registration has closed.


Abstract submission has closed.

Invited Speakers and Program

List of speakers:

Cord Arnold Lund University (SE)
Petr Slavíček University of Chemistry and Technology Prague (CZ)
Juraj Fedor Czech Academy of Sciences (CZ)
Marc Vrakking Max Born Institut Berlin (DE)
Oriol Vendrell University of Heidelberg (DE)
Caterina Vozzi Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (IT)
Mauro Nisoli Polytechnic University of Milan (IT)
Valer Tosa INCDTIM Cluj (RO)
Manish Garg Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research (DE)
Pavel Jungwirth Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry (CZ)
Serguei Patchkovskii Max Born Institut Berlin (DE)
Thomas Weinacht Stony Brook University (USA)
Heide Ibrahim INRS (CA)
Xinhua Xie Paul Scherrer Institute (CH)
Rocio Borrego-Varillas CNR - Institute of Photonics and Nanotechnologies (IT)
Markus Kowalewski Stockholm University (SE)
James Cryan LCLS (USA)
Nikolay Golubev EPFL (CH)
Petr Klán Masaryk University (CZ)
David Busto Freiburg University (DE)
Andrea Trabattoni DESY/CFEL (DE)
Reinhard Kienberger Technical University Munich (DE)
Gilbert Grell IMDEA Nanoscience Institute Madrid (ES)
Sonia Marggi Complutense University of Madrid (ES)
Lou Barreau Université Paris-Saclay (FR)
Tatiana Marchenko CNRS (FR)
Adam Kirrander University of Edinburgh (UK)
Attila Toth ELI, Szeged (HU)
Mátyás Pápai Wigner Research Centre for Physics (HU)
Miroslav Kloz ELI, Prague (CZ)
Kristina Chang NIST (USA)
Annika Bande Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (DE)
Martin Kozák Charles University Prague (CZ)
Alvaro Jimenez Galan Max Born Institut Berlin (DE)

Timetable for each day (CET, Central European Time). Detailed program will appear later.

Monday 19 September Tuesday 20 September Wednesday 21 September
8:00 registration    
8:30 opening    
9:00 9:00 9:00
9:40 9:40 9:40
10:20 10:20 10:20
11:00 coffee 11:00 coffee 11:00 coffee
11:30 11:30 11:30
12:00 12:00 12:00
12:30 12:30 12:30
13:00 13:00 13:00 lunch
13:30 lunch 13:30 lunch 13:30
14:30 14:30 14:30
15:00 15:00 15:00
15:30 15:30 15:30
16:00 16:00 16:00 conference end
16:30 16:30  
17:00-19:30 poster session 17:00-19:30 poster session  

Social program on Sunday afternoon

Science walking tour through Prague (from 14:00)

Prague lies in Central Europe and as such is blessed with many layers of fascinating history. One of those is the history of science. Over the centuries many world-famous scientists lived and worked in Prague and made important discoveries here. For Sunday afternoon we are organizing a walking tour connected with the history of science and places of work of scientists who made important discoveries here including Johannes Kepler, Albert Einstein and many others. Last but not least you will learn how ultrashort electromagnetic pulses were discovered at Charles University a hundred years ago. We will take you through the heart of Prague and other nearby areas of scientific significance which you could easily miss following regular tour guides. The tour will include an exclusive visit to premises which are otherwise not open to the public and will be available only for this very occasion.

Only a limited number of 40 spots are available for the tour (divided into two groups) so please secure your place early, see below. Those who will not make it to the main list will be placed on the waiting list. Refreshments will be provided on the way.

Evening beers

Of course even Einstein had to go for a beer in Prague so after the excursion there will be an opportunity to continue to a heart-warming establishment (otherwise known as a pub) in the vicinity of Masaryk College where you can consume beer at your own expense.

Registration for the social events

Please register for the tour and for the evening drinks before end of August by filling out the form.

Accompanying persons are welcome to join the tour but preference will be given to conference participants.

Venue and accommodation

The meeting will take place at the Masaryk Dormitory Congress Centre.

The venue is located close to the airport and in the vicinity of the city centre, see map.

A limited number of single and double rooms have been blocked for reservation by ATTOChem meeting participants until 2nd half of August.

Accommodation in the Masaryk Dormitory can be booked by writing an email to: Please quote AttoChem when making the booking.

Payment for Meals

We offer the optional service of providing meals (lunches and light dinners) for every day of the conference. The meals will be provided at the conference venue.

Please use the payment portal to register and pay for the meals. Registration for the meals remains open. It will be possible to pay for the meals on the spot but advance registration and payment would be much appreciated.

We recommend that you choose to have meals at the conference venue since other options for dining outside of the conference center are limited. A vegeterian option will be available for every meal. Other dietary requirements can be requested via the payment portal and we will try to stastify them if possible.


This event is organized by COST Action CA18222 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.