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

  Abstract submission extended to May 22, 2022


Participant registration has closed.

Registration for the meeting will be open on Sunday between 18:00 and 20:00 and then again on Monday from 8:00 in the lobby of Masaryk College.

Book of Abstracts

Book of Abstracts is available (version 4 from 17/09/22):

download here

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)
Jakub Benda Charles University Prague (CZ)
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)
Vincent Loriot Université de Lyon (FR)
David Ayuso Imperial College London (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).

Posters should not be larger than the standard A0 format.


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

Registration closed

Organization of the social events

For the walking tour we will meet shortly before 14:00 in the lobby of Masaryk College. Please be on time. Then we will take a tram to the city centre to start our excursion. Expected arrival back to Masaryk College is before 18:00.

Reservation for the pub Na Kotlářce (see the map here) starts at 19:00.

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.

Restaurants in the vicinity


Restaurant Blox (map)

University canteen "Technická menza" (map)

University canteen "Studentský dům" (map)

Restaurace Na Kotlářce (map)


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.