Venue and Location


Conference Venue

The conference will take place in the main building of the University of Hamburg, which is located close to the city centre, right next to the train station Hamburg-Dammtor.


The street address of the conference site is:

Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1

20146 Hamburg


One day of the conference (17. Sept.) will be held at the German national research centre Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) where the method of nuclear resonant scattering of synchrotron radiation was pioneered by Erich Gerdau and coworkers 30 years ago. This offers also the possibility to obtain a closer view on research with synchrotron radiation and x-ray lasers at DESY.


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The City of Hamburg and DESY

The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg provides an attractive location for the ICAME 2015. With its 1.8 million inhabitants, Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany and the sixth largest city in the European Union. The charm of Hamburg resides to great parts on its location at the rivers Elbe and Alster, the latter forming a big lake in the heart of the City. Hamburg is a major transport hub in Northern Germany, thus attracting not only industry and trade, but also domestic and overseas visitors. The port of Hamburg is the second largest in Europe and the tenth largest worldwide.

Another integral part of the city is the University of Hamburg with its main campus located close to the city centre. With its > 40000 students it is the biggest institution for research and education in Northern Germany. The University of Hamburg was founded in 1919 by Hamburg senator Werner von Melle and merchant Edmund Siemers. Nobel prize winning physicists like Otto Stern, Wolfgang Pauli, Isidor Rabi and Hans Jensen did great parts of their research here.

The largest physics research centre in Hamburg is the ‘Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron’, commonly abbreviated DESY, which located in the western part of the city. It is a national research centre in Germany which operates particle accelerators used to investigate the structure of matter. It conducts a broad spectrum of inter-disciplinary scientific research in three main areas: photon science, particle physics and the development, construction and operation of particle accelerators. DESY is a member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres.

It was a major breakthrough when in 1985 nuclear resonant scattering of synchrotron radiation (NRS) was introduced by Erich Gerdau and his group at the storage ring DORIS at DESY. From then on this new research field flourished and is now an established technique at many synchrotron radiation sources worldwide including PETRA III at DESY. Remarkably, in the ICAME year 2015 in Hamburg a number of important anniversaries will take place: The 30th anniversary of NRS, the 5th year of NRS at PETRA III and, last but not least, the 80th birthday of Erich Gerdau. A proper recognition of these events will be part of the conference programme.