The 35th International Winterschool on Electronic Properties of Novel Materials (IWEPNM) will take place March 26 to April 1, 2022 in Kirchberg/Tirol, Austria. Our mission is to give a broad overview over the physics and chemistry of carbon nanostructures, two-dimensional materials and topological systems through a series of invited talks and contributed poster presentations.

In light of the current developments of the Covid-19 pandemic, we plan to return to the usual mode of operations and conduct the 2022 Kirchberg Winterschool as an on-site conference. To ensure a safe and comfortable conference for everyone, we can accept participation only for those who present a valid Covid-19 vaccination certificate (approved in EU) or a proof of recovery from a Covid-19 infection. Details will be given in the 2nd announcement.

The Kirchberg Winterschool is organized by the groups of

Janina Maultzsch (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, DE) and
Stephanie Reich (Freie Universität Berlin, DE)

in cooperation with

Andreas Hirsch (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, DE) and
Christoph Stampfer (RWTH Aachen, DE)


The scope of the winterschool covers experimental and theoretical work in the following fields:

  • materials science of graphene, nanographene, and carbon nanotubes
  • novel two-dimensional materials
  • optics, electronics, growth, and selection of carbon nanotubes and graphene
  • theory of novel materials
  • applications of novel materials
  • nanostructure spintronics
  • topological materials
  • plasmonic nanostructures
  • single-molecule experiments

Program committee

E. Andrei (US) H. Kuzmany (AT) J. Robertson (UK)
A. Bachtold (ES) Y. H. Lee (KR) S. Roth (DE)
H. M. Cheng (CN) Y. Li (CN) P. Rudolf (NL)
J. Fink (DE) A. Loiseau (FR) C. Schönenberger (CH)
L. Forro (CH) S. Maruyama (JP) P. Sheng (CN)
M. Fuhrer (AU) J. Maultzsch (DE) F. Simon (HU)
M. Glazov (RU) F. Mauri (IT) C. Stampfer (DE)
R. Gorbachev (UK) G. Mele (US) M. Strano (US)
I. Grigorieva (UK) K. S. Novoselov (UK) K. Suenaga (JP)
T. F. Heinz (US) E. Obraztsova (RU) A. Swan (US)
A. Hirsch (DE) A. Penicaud (FR) C. Voisin (FR)
A. Jorio (BR) Th. Pichler (AT) J. Zaumseil (DE)
H. Kataura (JP) M. Prato (IT) A. Zettl (US)
R. Krupke (DE) S. Reich (DE)