CA18222 Annual Workshop contributions at YouTube

  • Posted by Grant Holder Manager
  • On 1 October 2020
  • AttoChem event, AW1, WG1, WG2

The first meeting of the AttoChem COST Action was planned to take place in Romania, in March 2020, but suffered a last-minute postponement due to the coronavirus outbreak. Given the uncertainties related with the evolution of the pandemic, it was finally held online, maintaining the previous scientific programme, including 25 invited talks, two parallel sessions with 14 oral presentations and 43 poster contributions (

The event was delivered through an Attochem Virtual Event Portal for scientific talks, which allowed discussions among participants via chat or one-to-one meetings. It was complemented by sessions devoted to meet the speakers in person and ask direct questions on their work, that were very much appreciated by event participants. More than 300 participants from all over the world attended the meeting, with around 100-200 attendees per day. Scientific talks were also recorded and are available on the AttoChem You Tube Channel.

Around 80 % of the participants came from COST Member countries, with some participants coming from the United States, India, China, Hong Kong and several south-american countries. Almost half of the scientific delagates were young researchers, reaching 45% of participation among Early Career Investigators (ECI) and PhD students, whith 42% of senior researchers and 8% including industrial participation and staff. The participation of female researchers among faculty members (speakers and session chairs) can be considered good (40%), if we take into account that the percentage of female researchers among poster-presenters and delegates was araound 25%.

Poster sessions were organised through another virtual platform that allowed building an online interactive version of the poster using PDF, video, images, graphics, surveys and chats. Forty posters were finally presented, which can still be checked here

The purpose of the workshop was to revise the current status and future directions in the field of Attosecond Chemistry, and to promote the exchange of ideas between participants. To promote the involvement of the maximum number of groups during the first Action year, registration was open to any researcher. The two WG meetings running in parallel just after the workshop were intended to share progresses in experimental and theoretical developments among Action participants. Researchers from industries participating in the network were able to share their ideas, products and services to the AttoChem community.

We thank to all attendees their participation in the workshop. As most of the speakers recalled, it was a pity not to see us in person, but we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!


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