The 9th International Symposium on
Ultrafast Surface Dynamics (USD9)

May 25-29, 2015, Lake Biwa, Japan
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Best presentation award for young scientists

Prof. Matsumoto and awardees,click the photo to enlarge (4MB)
Tim Frigge (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
Ultrafast Structural Dynamics of Photo Induced Phase Transitions on Surfaces Observed by fs-RHEED
Gero Storeck (University of Gottingen, Germany)
Developing ultrafast low-energy electron diffraction
Alexander Lerch (Philipps-Universitat Marburg, Germany)
Time-resolved nonlinear spectroscopy at the buried GaP/Si interface
Welcome to USD9
Ultrafast Surface Dynamics (USD) is a biannual international symposium designed as a discussion forum to outline and trigger present and future research field of femtosecond dynamics at surfaces and interfaces. The symposium will consist of invited and contributed oral presentations in a single-session format, and poster sessions. The intimate setting at the shore of the Lake Biwa is chosen to stimulate the interaction among the participants and discussion on cutting edge topics.

Conference Place: Resort Hotel Laforet Biwako.
Conference Date: May 25(Mon) - 29(Fri.), 2015.
Important Dates in 2015
January 16:  Abstract Submission and Registration Open,
February 27:  Deadline for Abstract Submission,
March 20:  Notification of Paper Acceptance,
April 10:  Deadline for Registration and Remittance,
May 25:  Start of the Symposium.
Featured topics include :
  • Ultrafast electron dynamics at surfaces and interfaces,
  • Surface vibrational dynamics & coherent phonons,
  • Ultrafast dynamics of Spins, Plasmons, and Excitons,
  • Surface femtochemistry,
  • Surface microscopy & manipulation,
  • Ultrafast X-ray/electron pulses,
  • Novel techniques for surface studies.
The Morino Foundation
for Molecular Science
Inoue Foundation
for Science
Tokuyama Science Foundation   
  contact address : Toshiaki Munakata
Graduate School of Science, Osaka University,
1-1, Machikaneyama-cho, Toyonaka, 560-0043, JAPAN
TEL +81-6-6850-6082 / FAX +81-6-6850-5779