The 5th International Conference on Ultrafast Structural Dynamics

ICUSD 2019

KAIST and IBS, Daejeon, South Korea

June 25-28, 2019

This conference is the 5th ICUSD (International Conference on Ultrafast Structural Dynamics) succeeding previous successful ones held at Trieste in 2017, at ETH-Zurich in 2015, at Laser Optics Berlin in 2012 and at EPF-Lausanne in 2010.

ICUSD 2019 will bring together researchers in the fields of molecular structural dynamics, femtosciences, and ultrafast phenomena and provide them with opportunities to share ideas and discuss the latest developments of theory and experiment aimed at probing and understanding real-time structural dynamics in physics, chemistry, biology, and materials science. Researchers in related fields are also welcome. Ultrafast structural dynamics span a variety of research communities, who aim at visualizing the dynamics of atomic/molecular assemblies at the atomic-scale resolutions of space (sub-Å) and time (femtosecond) using a variety of experimental techniques such as:

-Ultrafast electron/EUV/X-ray diffraction, scattering, and spectroscopy

-Time-resolved X-ray/electron microscopy for dynamic imaging of matter

-Ultrafast multidimensional vibrational/electronic spectroscopies

-X-ray/electron serial crystallography

-Ultrafast Raman/IR/optical spectroscopies

While these communities use their own technologies and methodologies, they share a common scientific goal of understanding the ultrafast dynamics of molecular systems or assemblies with atomic resolution. This conference will serve to build bridges among these communities and to foster the exchange of information and expertise. The sessions we are planning to organize are as follows.

-Formation & dissociation of chemical bonds in metal complexes

-Coherent dynamics in liquid phase & related topics

-Ultrafast structural response of model proteins

-Structural dynamics of photoactive proteins

-Conical intersection dynamics & related non-adiabatic phenomena

-Nonequilibrium dynamics simulation

-Spin crossover and strongly correlated systems

-Phonon and lattice-directed dynamics

-Structural dynamics in nanomaterials

-Charge transfer, vibrational energy transfer & related structural dynamics

In conjunction with ICUSD 2019, we are planning to publish a special issue in the journal, Structural Dynamics. The speakers at ICUSD 2019 will be cordially invited to submit a paper for publication.

Conference Chair

Ihee, Hyotcherl (KAIST / IBS, South Korea)

Scientific Committee

Chergui, Majed (EPFL, Switzerland)

Elsaesser, Thomas (MBI, Germany)

Hamm, Peter (UZH, Switzerland)

Ihee, Hyotcherl (KAIST/IBS, South Korea)

Johnson, Steve (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)

Masciovecchio, Claudio (Elettra, Italy)

(Alphabetical order)

Local Organizing Committee Chair

Baik, Mu-Hyun (KAIST/IBS, South Korea)

Local Organizing Committee

Ahn, Doo-Sik (IBS, South Korea)

Ahn, Tae Kyu (Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea)

Baik, Mu-Hyun (KAIST/IBS, South Korea)

Choi, Jungkweon (IBS, South Korea)

Ki, Hosung (IBS, South Korea)

Kim, Jeongho (Inha University, South Korea)

Kim, Tae Kyu (Pusan National University, South Korea)

Kwon, Oh-Hoon (UNIST, South Korea)

Lee, Hohjai (GIST, South Korea)

Pang, Yoonsoo (GIST, South Korea)

Rhee, Young Min (KAIST, South Korea)

(Alphabetical order)

Local Scientific Committee

Cho, Minhaeng (Korea University, South Korea)

Jeong, Young Uk (KAERI, South Korea)

Joo, Taiha (Postech, South Korea)

Kim, Dongho (Yonsei University, South Korea)

Kim, Sang Kyu (KAIST, South Korea)

Lim, Manho (Pusan National University, South Korea)

Mizutani, Yasuhisa (Osaka University, Japan)

Suzuki, Toshinori (Kyoto University, Japan)

Tahara, Tahei (RIKEN, Japan)

(Alphabetical order)

Previous ICUSD

[ICUSD 2017] The 4th International Conference on Ultrafast Structural Dynamics at Trieste in 2017

[ICUSD 2015] The 3rd International Conference on Ultrafast Structural Dynamics at ETH-Zurich in 2015

[ICUSD 2012] The 2nd International Conference on Ultrafast Structural Dynamics at Laser Optics Berlin in 2012

[ICUSD 2010] The 1st International Conference on Ultrafast Structural Dynamics at EPF-Lausanne in 2010


ICUSD 2019 is cosponsored by IBS and KAIST.