Asylum Research Euro AFM Forum 

Georg-August-University Göttingen, USA
17 - 19 March 2014
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Euro AFM Forum 2014

The Euro AFM Forum is organized as a venue where researchers can share and exchange cutting-edge AFM research in both material and life science disciplines. The conference offers attendees three days of lectures by international keynote speakers, lectures selected by the conference committee, and a poster session and image contest. The Forum also features live equipment demonstration sessions where attendees can learn about new AFM technologies, “ask an expert,” and receive tips and tricks. The Euro AFM Forum is recommended for both experienced AFM users as well as for those scientists who wish to learn more about how AFM can contribute to their research.

Download the First Circular

Image Contest

Enter your best AFM image in the Forum image contest. The image that best represents innovative science and has the “cool” factor will be awarded with a special prize. Please include your last name and image subject in the jpg or tiff file name.

Submit your image here

Instrument Demonstrations

Expert AFM scientists will instruct small groups of people on a variety of AFM topics. The demonstrations will be conducted using Asylum Research MFP-3D™ and Cypher™ AFMs. Indicate the topics that you are most interested in on your registration form. Your instrument demonstration schedule will be sent prior to the meeting.

• High resolution and fast scanning AFM
• blueDrive™ photothermal excitation; imaging in fluid
• Cells/ cell mechanics/ force measurements
• Nanomechanics techniques
• Electrical characterization
• Piezoresponse Force Microscopy

*Please note session topics may be changed or added.


Monday, March 17thHalf Day
• Registration and welcome 
• Lectures
• Equipment demonstrations
• Evening program - “Science Meets Jazz”

Tuesday, March 18th
• Lectures
• Equipment demonstrations
• Poster session and image contest
• Evening program, “Castle Dinner”

Wednesday, March 19thHalf Day
• Lectures
• Equipment demonstrations


Early Registration
• €260 faculty/industry/post doc
• €120 students

After February 1
• €300 faculty/industry/post doc
• €150 students

All prices plus VAT (zzgl. MwSt. 19%). The conference fee covers all lunches, coffee breaks, conference dinner, and workshop participation.

Register here

Venue and Travel Information

Georg-August-University Göttingen
Göttingen, Germany


By air
The nearest airports to Göttingen are Hannover 
Airport (HAJ) and Frankfurt (Main) Airport (FRA).
From Hannover Airport take the S-Bahn train to Hannover Hauptbahnhof and from there the ICE train to Göttingen (Travel time: about 1 hour). From Frankfurt (Main) Airport there are direct ICE train connections to Göttingen (travel time 2 hours).

By bus/train/taxi
Take the ICE train from Berlin, Hamburg, Hannover, Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Munich. 
From Göttingen station (Bahnhof: ZOB), either take a taxi (about 15 euros) or bus lines: 8 (direction Weende-east), 12 (direction Holtenser Berg) or 51 to the north campus (stop Tammannstrasse or 
Goldschmidtstrasse). Timetable & Tickets

By car
For the GPS use: the North Campus at Friedrich- Hund-Platz 1 (formerly Tammannstraße 1).You will find the Euro AFM forum directly at your left.

Hotel Accommodation

Hotel accommodations at reduced rates can be booked through the Göttingen Tourists Office.


Asylum Research, an Oxford Instruments company
Hauptstrasse 161
DE-68259 Mannheim
Tel: +49 -621-762117-0
Fax: +49-621-762117-11
Conference organizer: Justyna Sliwa


Third Institute of Physics - Biophysics
Dr. Florian Rehfeldt
Dr. Iwan Schaap
Georg-August University Göttingen
Friedrich-Hund-Platz 1, DE-37077 Göttingen

The Institute for Materials Physics
Prof. Cynthia A. Volkert
Institute for Materials Physics 
Friedrich-Hund-Platz 1

University Website
Georg-August University Göttingen

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