Accomodation: As a major city in Germany with about one million citizens, international fairs and many cultural events, Cologne provides a large variety of accomodations. You will find it easy to select a hotel at reasonable cost in the old town or within the city limits. Please visit one of the following websites:,, , . You will also find student hostels (Jugendherberge) or privat offers (Privat-Pension). If you have a car or don’t mind using public transportation, you may also want to stay in one of the suburbs of greater Cologne (like Hürth or Leverkusen; even Bonn is only about 40 km to the South). If you need assistance, do not hesitate to write me an e-mail (

Boat Ride: On the River Rhine from Cologne to Bonn and back as part of the Conference. Buses will bring you to the Bastei (landing place).

Conference Abstracts: The programme and abstracts will be provided as a printed version on registration. As soon as the program is on the homepage, you may also download the abstracts. You will need the registration code which you will get with registration after you have paid the conference fee.

Conference Fees: Early registration until June 15, 2009. Regular participant: early 400 €, late 500 €; Student: early 200 €, late 250 €; Accompanying person: 100 €, late 150 €. The conference fees include printed abstracts, public transportation ticket for the City of Cologne, boat ride with conference dinner (excluding beverages), refreshments during coffee breaks and poster sessions.

Conference Location: Universität zu Köln, Departments of Chemistry and Physics, between Zülpicher Straße and Greinstraße.

Conference Proceedings: To keep costs down, Conference Proceedings will appear as a “self-made” Open Access Journal, called Terrae Rarae 2009. The journal will have an ISSN number and is published by the NWT-Verlag. There will be no extra costs for registered participants. With the acceptance of your contribution you will be legible to contribute one paper per contribution. A template is provided on the homepage. Each contribution will be refereed. Upon acceptance and copyright transfer, it will be transferred to the Journal and is then available to everyone. Papers can be downloaded. If you need a hardcopy, you may order it at low cost from NWT-Verlag.

Exhibitions: In the Foyer of the Department of Chemistry.

Internet: WLAN is available free of charge in the Lobby of the Department of Chemistry.

Lunch Break: Food (sandwiches mostly) will be provided at low cost in the Foyer. The Uni-Mensa is a short walk away (you pay with real money). There are many restaurants in walking distance. A list is provided at the Conference Desk.

Opening Ceremony: In the Kurt Alder-Hörsaal (HS I) close to the Registration/Conference Desk.

Oral Sessions: In the Department of Chemistry’s lecture halls HS II and HS III (and if needed in lecture halls in Physics).

Poster Sessions: In the Foyers of the Departments of Chemistry and Physics. Refreshments (small snacks and drinks will be provided).

Projection: Overhead Projectors and Beamers are available in all lecture halls. Speakers are asked to come as early as possible (starting at 8:00) to “Seminarraum A” (in the back of the Conference Desk) and provide their talks on an USB stick. The use of own computers is possible but strongly discouraged.

Public Transportation: With registration you get a ticket for public transportation. There are plenty of Straßenbahn und U-Bahn lines which bring you to any destination within short walking distance. Taxis are also available. Call 2882 (you may need to add the country and area codes: 49 221).

Refreshments: In the Lobby of the Department of Chemistry, close to the Conference Desk.

Registration: In the Lobby of the Department of Chemistry.

Sightseeing, Culture: There is much to see in Cologne, the Cathedral (Dom), the Romanic Churches, Museums, the Zoo and the Botanical Garden (“Flora”). Please visit the website or the Tourist Office which is located just across the west entrance of the Dom. For cultural events, visit

Symposia: In lecture halls called Experimenteller Seminarraum I and Experimenteller Seminarraum II.


Prof. Dr. Gerd Meyer - | Universität zu Köln | zum Seitenanfang














7th International Conference on f-Elements, August 23-27, 2009