Darmstadt is a city in the state of Hesse in Germany, located in the southern part of the Rhine-Main-Area (Frankfurt Metropolitan Region). Darmstadt had a population of around 157,437 at the end of 2016. The Darmstadt Larger Urban Zone has 430,993 inhabitants.

Darmstadt holds the official title "City of Science" as it is a major centre of scientific institutions, universities, and high-technology companies. The European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) is located in Darmstadt, as well as GSI Centre for Heavy Ion Research, where several chemical elements such as bohrium (1981), meitnerium (1982), hassium (1984), darmstadtium (1994), roentgenium (1994), and copernicium (1996) were discovered. The existence of the following elements were also confirmed at GSI Centre for Heavy Ion Research: nihonium (2012), flerovium (2009), moscovium (2012), livermorium (2010), and tennessine (2012). The Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR) is an international accelerator facility under construction. Darmstadt is also the seat of the world's oldest pharmaceutical company, Merck, which is the city's largest employer.

Darmstadt was formerly the capital of a sovereign country, the Grand Duchy of Hesse and its successor, the People's State of Hesse, a federal state of Germany. As the capital of an increasingly prosperous duchy, the city gained some international prominence and remains one of the wealthiest cities in Europe. In the 20th century, industry (especially chemicals), as well as large science and electronics (later information technology) sectors became increasingly important, and are still a major part of the city's economy. It is also home to the football club SV Darmstadt 98.

Timeline

  • October 2018
    Start of abstract submission

     
  • 28 February 2019
    postponed to 18 March 2019
    End of abstract submission

     
  • June 2019
    Notification of authors about acceptance of their papers

     
  • 15 September 2019
    Start of Early Bird registration

     
  • 15 December 2019
    - End of Early Bird registration
    - Deadline for submission of full papers and registration including payment (conditional for publication of paper)
    - Tentative conference programme online

     
  • 29 February 2020
    Final conference programme available

     
  • 30 March to 1 April 2020
    VAL4 Conference in Darmstadt, Germany

Conference Agency

INTERCOM DresdenINTERCOM Dresden GmbH
Sylvia Neumann
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01067 Dresden

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Organization

DVM BerlinGerman Association for Materials Research and Testing e.V.
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12165 Berlin
Germany

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