10-26 November 2020
Online Conference
Europe/Berlin timezone

The CataLight Young Scientist Symposium (CYSS) is a newly established conference organized by PhD students and junior PostDocs of SFB/TRR 234 CataLight aimed at researchers in an early career stage in the field of light-driven catalysis and related fields. By employing an online format, we want to allow for the participation of young scientists, in particular PhD students, from all over the globe and offer them an opportunity to share their work, which have been especially sparse this year due to the cancellation of on-site conferences. Therefore the event will emphasize on talks from young scientists accompanied by selected invited talks by junior groupleaders.

In line with the research area of CataLight the symposium aims to cover all facets of the highly interdisciplinary field of light-driven catalysis. We therefore welcome contributions from the fields of synthesis over (spectroscopic) characterization and theory to application-related aspects such as reactor design. For an in-depth explanation on our goals, see our Scientific Programme.

The symposium will be held every tuesday and thursday afternoon over 3 weeks from 10.11.2020 to 26.11.2020. Every day will contain an invited talk by a senior researcher and 5 slots for contributed talks, each 15 minutes + 5 minutes of discussion. Additionally we want to provide the opportunity for presenting a poster by offering a poster session in the evening on the 19.11.2020 and 24.11.2020.

To facilitate in-depth discussion discussion or even collaboration between participants of CYSS, we're accompanying the symposium with an instant messaging service that can be used to contact the speakers or any other participants with more in-depth questions or exchange contact information for further discussion.

CYSS is supported by the SFB/TRR 234 CataLight. We gratefully acknowledge the funding by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation - DFG).


Online Conference
CYSS2020 will be hosted online using Zoom. The poster session will follow a dual-format approach using a chat-platform and videoconference rooms.