International Conference on Electronic Spectroscopy and Structure

University of Oulu, Finland

From August 20th, 2023 Until August 24th, 2023

international Conference on Electronic Spectroscopy and Structure (ICESS) is a series of conferences that brings together world leading experts on electronic structure and spectroscopy. The conference series dates back to 1971, when the International Conference on Electronic Spectroscopy (ICES) was held in Asilomar, USA. Since then the conference has started to attract a wider community with more than 300 scientists from 21 countries participating in ICESS-14 held in 2018 in Shanghai, China. The scientific program of ICESS-14 consisted of altogether 8 plenary lectures, 40 invited talks as well as 41 oral presentations and 120 poster contributions.

Following the proud tradition of the ICES and ICESS series, University of Oulu is glad to host the 50th Anniversary of the conferences series, 15th International Conference on Electronic Spectroscopy and Structure in its northernmost location yet: in Oulu, Finland (August 21st to 25th, 2023). 

ICESS-15 will cover topics related to atomic and molecular sciences, photochemistry, quantum materials, imaging spectroscopies, novel instrumentation and nanomaterials. Special focus of the conference is in highlighting the new developments and applications of the use of synchrotron radiation and free electron lasers around the globe. We provide a full five-day program of plenary presentations and parallel and poster sessions with the most cutting-edge developments and science in these, as well as a chance to experience the beautiful arctic summer and Finnish nature at the same time.

In addition, a special session will be held in the memory of Prof. Charles Fadley, and his accomplishments and contributions to the fields of x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and photoelectron diffraction.

** Plenary session speakers

Plenary I: FEL, HHG, and dynamics
Hyunjung Kim (Sogang University, Korea)
Linda Young (Argonne National Laboratory and University of Chicago, USA)

Plenary II: Correlated systems, spin and magnetism
Takeshi Kondo (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
Di-Jing Huang (National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center, Taiwan)

Plenary III: Materials & chemical sciences, ambient pressure, liquids, and AMO
Thomas Pfeifer (Max Planck Institute Heidelberg, Germany) 
Simone Techert (DESY, Germany)

Plenary IV: Theory
Michael Odelius (Stockholm University, Sweden)
Patrick Rinke (Aalto University, Finland)

Plenary V: Imaging, spectromicroscopy, HAXPES, STM & related techniques
Tomohiro Matsushita (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
Gerd Schönhense (University of Mainz, Germany)