Information for Presenting Authors

You are welcome to submit a lecture or poster on any subject of physics or related. Keep in mind, that the audience consists of physics students ranging from undergraduate to PhD level. Step back and think about what this particular audience might like to learn from your work. Thus it might be better to present a more general introduction to the topic and not your latest top-notch research findings. Keep it simple - remember, less is more.

It will be neccessary to hand in an abstract over the registration system of up to 1000 characters. It should give a clear idea of what your talk or poster will be about. Note, that due to the constraints of time and place we can not guarantee a lecture slot to everyone -  however, participants whose oral presentation is not accepted will be given a place in the poster session allowing them to present their research.


The lectures will be held in parallel sessions whereupon each participant is given 15 minutes for his presentation followed by 3 minutes of questions by the audience. There will be a 2 minute time span to allow transitions between lecture halls. We do ask you to keep your talk strictly limited to 15 minutes in order to avoid any delays and keep the lectures synchronous.

All lecture halls are provided with laptops and projectors for the presentations, overhead projectors, and microphones.  Your presentation should either be prepared in PowerPoint or PDF. However, to avoid difficulties with fonts and other PowerPoint issues we recommend to use PDF presentations. Furthermore, you should hand in your presentation in advance – either by e-mail before the conference or on an USB-stick, CD or DVD at the registration desk. At the same time we strongly recommend to bring a backup version of your presentation for your talk.


Posters should be approximately A0 in size, preferably in portrait format. You have to bring your printed poster to the conference and you will be able to put it up well in advance of the poster session. Mounting material will be provided by us. You should be prepared to answer questions about your poster during the poster session.

Posters should be designed for clear viewing from the distance so that they can be viewed by a number of people at the same time. To ensure visual effectiveness of your poster, use large lettering and a minimum of text.