4th Schöntal Symposium

The 4th "Schöntal Symposium - Dislocation based Plasticity" will be organized by the MiMM group. As before, the sympoisum will be held in the Monastery at Bad Schöntal in Germany. The symposium has its origins in the research group FOR1650 funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Due to its unique nature and format which facilitates and invigorates extensive discussions, the symposium has been regarded very highly by scientists in the community. After three successful events organized under the aegis of the research group FOR1650, the Symposium will be carried forward from the next event onwards as an independent conference.

The next Schöntal symposium will be held between 1st March and 6th March 2020.

The focus of the symposium is on Dislocation-based Plasticity and related topics. The symposium will feature thematic lectures but will mainly be a forum for intense discussions, knowledge exchange and networking within the research community concerned with dislocations, their modeling, experimental observations, and theoretical assessment.


To access the final program and travel instructions for the symposium, please click here.

Each day of the symposium is dedicated to a particular topic and organized by eminent scientist(s):
* Synergy between experiments and simulations - organized by Marc Legros, Toulouse, France
* Atomistic and mesoscale modeling of dislocations - organized by Laurent Capolungo, Los Alamos National Lab, USA
* Discrete-continuum transition of dislocation behavior - organized by Peter Ispanovity, Eötvös University, Hungary
* Analysis and visualization of dislocations - organized by Vasily V. Bulatov, LLNL, USA and Alexander Stukowski, TU Darmstadt, Germany

For a list of confirmed speakers, please click here.


The symposium will take place at the “Kloster Schöntal“, an ancient monastery in the southern part of Germany.

Bildungshaus Kloster Schöntal
Klosterhof 6
74214 Schöntal, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)7943 894 0
Fax: +49 (0)7943-894 100
E-mail: bildungshaus∂kloster-schoental de


The symposium fee is 650€ and covers the costs for a single room for up to 5 nights, including breakfast, lunch, dinner, and coffee breaks during the symposium.

Registration starts on September 15th, 2019; Deadline for the registration is December 31st, 2019. Since the Symposium is limited to a number of 80 participants, the registration will be handled strictly on a first come first serve basis.

To register, please follow the link.


The accommodation is covered by the conference fee and includes the stay in a single room for up to five nights. Some of the rooms are renovated ancient monk cells in the beautiful historic abbey. A few family rooms are also available.

Organizing Committee

Dr. Arun Prakash
Prof. Stefan Sandfeld


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