The Meeting is intended to review the very recent achievements and inspire new challenges in the field of the photo-induced phase transitions and cooperative phenomena. Special interest is focused on the following topics:

Time-resolved techniques to study ultra-fast cooperative transformations

  • Imaging and microscopy
  • X-ray and electron scattering and diffraction
  • Spectroscopy from soft X-ray to THz
  • Novel techniques

Concepts and modeling

  • Cooperative mechanisms of proliferation and transformation pathway
  • Coherence and control
  • Chemical reaction approach including energy conversion
  • Non-equilibrium dynamics

Directing functionality of materials by light

  • Structural (from strongly correlated to biological super structure systems)
  • Optical and electrical
  • Magnetic and dielectric
  • Mechanical
  • Transport properties including superconductivity