Donostia International Physics Center Workshop


Donostia / San Sebastián, September 7 – 11, 2004


Co-chairmen: Pedro Miguel ECHENIQUE (Donostia/San Sebastián), Antoine SALIN (Bordeaux)

Conference Secretary: Heriberto Fabio BUSNENGO (Rosario)

Scientific committee: Daniel FARIAS (Madrid), Axel GROSS (München), Geert Jan KROES (Leiden), Mario ROCCA (Genova)


Reactivity at gas-solid  interfaces plays a  fundamental role in a  large number of natural processes: heterogenous catalysis, atmospheric reactions,
 interstellar matter, biological  or  geological media. Recently, reactivity studies have greatly benefited from the development of  individual atom,  molecule
 or radical  manipulation and  reaction control on  surfaces. The latter technique  allows  to  pilot step  by step chemical  reactions, to  observe elementary
 reactions in  real time, to  construct  nanostructured catalysts, etc... Molecular beams  allow to simulate  elementary  steps in  catalytic processes like  the
 formation  and  stabilization  of  reactive radicals  or  direct  reactions  between  adsorbates  and  atoms/molecules  of the gas phase. On  the other  hand,
  methods for  the determination of the electronic structure of  adsorbates on surfaces have reached the point  where they are able to deal  with
 complex  situations, like the determination  of  reactive paths, even  when the latter involve  defects or local modifications  of the  surface. The  concerted
 theoretical and  experimental  approach has proved to  be very successful  for the  elucidation of  elementary microscopic reaction  steps of  molecules at
 surfaces. In this workshop,  the  current state  of the art in both theory and experiment will be reviewed and promising new developments discussed.





FINAL PROGRAM (available now)


All participants have to book their hotel room by themselves AS SOON AS POSSIBLE 

(see below)





All  sessions  will  take  place at  the Palacio Miramar  starting  at 8:30  on  Wednesday,  September 8th and  ending  at  noon  on Saturday,
September 11th. Registration will start on Tuesday afternoon, September 7th at
Hotel Costa Vasca.


The Workshop, planned for about  60 participants, with  ample time for discussions, will  consist in 3  key-note lectures, 18 invited talks and
 two poster sessions. Posters will be posted during the whole workshop and ample time will be reserved for poster sessions.

Deadline for abstract submission: July, 15th.Abstracts cannot exceed a single A4 page and  must be submitted by e-mail (in doc, pdf or ps formatted 
files) to:


            ALL  participants (including  pre-registered ones) MUST confirm  participation  by  sending  an e-mail  to before July

        No registration  fee  will  be charged  and  registered  participants will have  access  to  the conference  sessions,  coffee-breaks,  lunchs (from
 Wednesday to Saturday) and Conference Dinner.

        ALL participants have to book their Hotel room by themselves. Accommodation arrangements  must be made through Mundo-3 travel agency
 (E-mail: to benefit from a special rate at Hotel Costa Vasca, located within walking distance of the Palacio Miramar. Please
 mention your participation at the "DIPC Workshop, September 8-11". Because September is still a busy touristic season in Donostia/San Sebastián
 we advise participants to make their reservation urgently.

            Rates for participants at Hotel Costa Vasca:

Single room: 79 Euros/day (*)

Double room: 96 Euros/day (*)

Breakfast: 10.50 Euros

(*) Tax included.

            A limited number of grants may be available under request for partial support of junior participants.



Additional information


Information on venue and on Donostia/San Sebastián:

About Hotel Costa Vasca:

About Palacio Miramar 


            For additional information please contact us by e-mail to: