Symposium Chirality @ The Nanoscale

October 13 - 17 2019

Congresso Stefano Franscini (CSF), Ascona, Switzerland


Chirality is omnipresent in the universe and in particular significant in the biomolecular world. But it also encompasses new materials and novel physical effects. Beyond the classical issues of molecular chirality, the conference will address materials science topics and new phenomena involving chirality, such as molecular machines, nanoparticles, organic electronics, liquid crystals, electron spin filtering and selective interactions with light.

There will be invited expert lectures covering recent advances in the field of chirality. Contributed papers providing the main forum for presentation of new work and for discussion of recent progress will be presented either as oral contribution or in poster sessions (the max. poster size is A0 portrait). The format is similar to that of Gordon Conferences with ample time for discussions. The number of participants is kept around 100 in order to guarantee active communication between all attendees.

We hope to see you in Ascona!

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Aim of Conference

CSF Award


Local organizing committee

Karl-Heinz Ernst (chair), Empa & U Zurich, CH
Thomas Bürgi, UNIGE, Genève, CH
Magali Lingenfelder, EPFL, Lausanne, CH
Christine Tran, Empa, CH


International Advisory Board

David Amabilino, U Nottingham, UK
Steven De Feyter, KU Leuven, BE
Rasmita Raval, U Liverpool, UK