IWEPNM in Kirchberg postponed to 2022

We would like to inform you that unfortunately we need to postpone this year's IWEPNM in Kirchberg (planned from 29th Aug. to 4th Sept. 2021) to next year 2022. The current pandemic situation still does not allow us to keep up our initial plans for an on-site meeting with ~100 participants from Europe and overseas.

We very much regret that we miss out our meeting in Kirchberg this year, with all the inspiring scientific discussions, talks, poster sessions, and mini-workshops! Therefore, we hope to see many of you in person in 2022 at the IWEPNM in Kirchberg again. We are planning to announce the dates for 2022 later this year, when we feel confident that the IWEPNM meeting can take place in a safe environment.

The Kirchberg Winterschool is organized by the groups of

Janina Maultzsch (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, DE) and
Stephanie Reich (Freie Universität Berlin, DE)

in cooperation with

Andreas Hirsch (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, DE) and
Christoph Stampfer (RWTH Aachen, DE)


Our mission is to give a broad overview over the physics and chemistry of carbon nanostructures, two-dimensional materials and topological systems through a series of invited talks and contributed poster presentations.

The scope of the winterschool covers experimental and theoretical work in the following fields:

  • materials science of graphene, nanographene, and carbon nanotubes
  • novel two-dimensional materials
  • optics, electronics, growth, and selection of carbon nanotubes and graphene
  • theory of novel materials
  • applications of novel materials
  • nanostructure spintronics
  • topological materials
  • plasmonic nanostructures
  • single-molecule experiments

Program committee

E. Andrei (US) H. Kuzmany (AT) J. Robertson (UK)
A. Bachtold (ES) Y. H. Lee (KR) S. Roth (DE)
H. M. Cheng (CN) Y. Li (CN) P. Rudolf (NL)
J. Fink (DE) A. Loiseau (FR) C. Schönenberger (CH)
L. Forro (CH) S. Maruyama (JP) P. Sheng (CN)
M. Fuhrer (AU) J. Maultzsch (DE) F. Simon (HU)
M. Glazov (RU) F. Mauri (IT) C. Stampfer (DE)
R. Gorbachev (UK) G. Mele (US) M. Strano (US)
I. Grigorieva (UK) K. S. Novoselov (UK) K. Suenaga (JP)
T. F. Heinz (US) E. Obraztsova (RU) A. Swan (US)
A. Hirsch (DE) A. Penicaud (FR) C. Voisin (FR)
A. Jorio (BR) Th. Pichler (AT) J. Zaumseil (DE)
H. Kataura (JP) M. Prato (IT) A. Zettl (US)
R. Krupke (DE) S. Reich (DE)