Topics & Program

The meeting includes a mini school with scientific tutorials on „Light matter interactions in rare-earth ion doped solids“, a soft skill seminar to train complementary skills of young network fellows and associated students, the annual meeting of CIPRIS with progress reports on the research projects, as well as a business meeting on management issues. You can download the announcement (poster) of the meeting here. The detailed program is available here

Date & Venue

The meeting will be held from Monday June 18th till Friday June 22nd in the conference hotel “Atrium”, which is located in close vicinity to Mainz (Germany). Mainz is a nice city at the river Rhine with two millennia of roman and medieval history.

Travel information

Mainz is located close to the international airport of Frankfurt, and also very well connected by highways and railway.



If you arrive by plane to Frankfurt airport, follow the signs either to “Regionalbahnhof” (regional trains) or “Fernbahnhof” (long distance trains). You can get to Mainz from both train stations in Frankfurt airport. We recommend “Regionalbahnhof”, as there are more trains to Mainz, e.g. the regular metro line S8. The travel time from “Regionalbahnhof” to “Mainz Hauptbahnhof” (main train station) is approx. 30 min. and costs 4 €. You can check the train schedule and book tickets online. On the website please select connections from “Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Regionalbf” to “Mainz Hauptbahnhof”.



From Mainz train station you can take the bus line No. 55 in direction “Mainz Finthen” and exit at the bus stop “Atrium” (for more info, please visit the website for public transport within Mainz) . The bus trip will take 15 min. and costs 2.50 €. Tickets can be bought at the machines in front of the train station. Alternatively you can take a taxi, which will make the trip in 10 min. at still moderate costs around 10-12 €.




The hotel reserves a number of rooms at special price for the attendees of the meeting. Booking must be via the organizers. Do not book the rooms yourself. Please contact the organizers (c/o Ms. Damaris Zeitler) to let us know your arrival and departure time as soon as possible – and we’ll reserve a room in the hotel for you. Please provide this information latest till April 1st. After this deadline, the hotel will not have rooms available for the attendees of the meeting anymore. Please note, that upon check-out you must pay the room yourself. The price is 125 € per night for a single room (including breakfast) plus (if you wish) WLAN for 9 € per day per participant.



All meals during the meeting from dinner on Sunday June 17th till dinner on Thursday June 21st will be provided in the hotel and paid by central funds. For the attendees of the business meeting (i.e. the members of the supervisory, research and training committee) on Friday June 22nd also lunch will be provided in the hotel. In addition, on Sunday June 17th at 18:00 we cordially invite you to a small welcome receiption in the hotel.


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Prof. Dr. Thomas Halfmann

Nichtlineare Optik/Quantenoptik
Institut für Angewandte Physik
Fachbereich 05 - Physik
Technische Universität Darmstadt
Hochschulstr. 6
D-64289 Darmstadt

+49 6151 16-20740

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