Tuesday 25 October 2011

19:00 - 22:00Welcome Reception and Registration (Harnack House)

Wednesday 26 October 2011

Symposium on Current Topics in Interface and Molecular Science - Theory and Experiment
(Henry Ford Building, Freie Universität Berlin)

8:50Opening Remarks
Gerard Meijer
Morning Session         Chair: Hajo Freund
9:00Jens NÝrskov, Stanford
From descriptive to predictive models of surface chemistry
9:45Yasuhiro Iwasawa, Tokyo
Chemical design and structural kinetics/dynamics of catalyst surfaces and nanoparticles
10:30-- Coffee Break --
10:50John C. Tully, New Haven
Dynamics at metal surfaces: The role of electronic excitations
11:35John Doyle, Cambridge, MA
Cold molecules: The Wild West of science
12:20-- Buffet Lunch --
Afternoon Session           Chair: Matthias Scheffler
14:00Pedro Echenique, San Sebastian
Electron dynamics at surfaces and nanostructures
14:45Hrvoje Petek, Pittsburgh
Transient excitons in metals: Fact or fiction?
15:30-- Coffee Break --
16:00Manfred Kappes, Karlsruhe
Structural probes of clusters at various levels of isolation
16:45Avelino Corma, Valencia
Design of solid catalysts with well-defined single- and multi-sites
17:30-- Coffee Break --
Session on the History of the Fritz Haber Institute
Chair: Gerard Meijer
17:45Presentation of the book 'One Hundred Years at the Intersection of Chemistry and Physics: The Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society 1911-2011' by the authors
18:05Kenzi Tamaru, Tokyo
Fritz Haber and Japan
18:20Roi Baer, Jerusalem
The Fritz Haber Minerva Center in Jerusalem
18:30Dieter Wöhrle, Bremen
On the initiative to rename the Fritz Haber Institute

Thursday 27 October 2011

Symposium to celebrate the 75th birthday anniversary of Gerhard Ertl
(Henry Ford Building, Freie Universität Berlin)

Morning Session        Chair: Robert Schlögl
9:00Sir David King, Oxford
Surfaces and the new challenges of a de-fossilised global economy
9:45John T. Yates, Virginia
Oxidation chemistry at the perimeter of Au nanoparticles supported on TiO2
10:30-- Coffee Break --
10:50Gabor Somorjai, Berkeley
The rapid evolution of molecular catalysis science from the perspective of surface chemistry
11:35Wilson Ho, Irvine
The inner machinery of molecules
12:20-- Buffet Lunch --
Afternoon Session         Chair: Martin Wolf
14:00Katharina Krischer, Munich
From self-organized mazes to peculiar dwarves: Nonequilibrium phenomena in electrochemistry
14:45Harm Hinrich Rotermund, Halifax
Surface reactions through a looking glass: Manipulating pattern formation in real time
15:30-- Coffee Break --
16:00John Polanyi, Toronto
Molecules dance at surfaces
16:45Klaus Wandelt, Bonn
Surface science ex vacuum

Friday 28 October 2011

Celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry/Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society
(Henry Ford Building, Freie Universität Berlin)

9:00 Registration and Coffee
9:30 Welcoming Remarks
Prof. Dr. Gerard Meijer
Prof. Dr. Matthias Kleiner, Präsident der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft, Bonn
Prof. Dr. Helmut Schwarz, Präsident der Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, Bonn
Claudia Zinke, Staatssekretärin für Bildung, Jugend und Familie
Prof. Dr. Annette Schavan, Bundesministerin für Bildung und Forschung, Berlin
Prof. Dr. Peter Gruss, Präsident der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, München
    Musical Intermezzo
    Herbert M.F. Freundlich (1880 - 1941): Rondo for two pianos
Prof. Dr. Fritz Stern, New York
Fritz Haber: Flawed greatness of person and country
   english version, deutsche Version

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Ertl
Molecules at surfaces
    Musical Finale
    Thomas Hennig (*1964): Anniversary March
    Music: Thomas Hennig & Florian Wessel, piano
12:15Concluding Remarks
Prof. Dr. Gerard Meijer
12:30Buffet Lunch in the pavilion on the campus of the Fritz Haber Institute
14:00 - 19:00Open House, guided tours of laboratories
15:30 - 18:00 The United Big Band of the Arndt-Gymnasium Dahlem plays in the pavilion
17:30 Play 'Der Chemiker', written by Chrétien Schouteten; staged reading (in German) by theater 89 in the lecture hall
19:00 - 24:00Party in the pavilion and the historic building, with dj.snow and the Jive Sharks