19th International Workshop on Inelastic Ion-Surface Collisions (IISC-19)
The 19th International Workshop on Inelastic Ion-Surface Collisions will be held at the
on Island Frauenchiemsee
Start: 16 September 2012, 15:00 (registration)
End: 21 September 2012, 14:00
The Benedictine abbey of Frauenwörth was founded by the Duke of Bavaria, Tassilo III, around 772 AD. It is situated in a beautiful, unspoiled landscape at the edge of the Bavarian Alps on Frauenchiemsee, the second largest of three islands in lake Chiemsee. With an area of 15 hectares, its beauty can be discovered on a comfortable circular walk within 20 minutes. With its more than 50 houses and approximately 300 inhabitants the island is densely populated. The monastery covers approximately one third of the island.
Around 850, Irmengard was the first abbess known by name, a daughter of King Ludwig the German and a great-granddaughter of Charlemagne. Destroyed in the 10th century, the monastery prospered between the 11th and the 16th century, before the reformation brought about a rapid decline. The monastery was rebuilt and extended in 1722 and 1730, dissolved in 1803 due to the Secularisation, and reopened under King Ludwig I of Bavaria in 1838. Together with the Nonnberg in Salzburg, Frauenwörth is the oldest surviving German-speaking monastery north of the Alps.
Until 1995, several schools for girls were run by the monastery. Since then, the nuns operate parts of the monastery as a seminar center. This allows now to continue the tradition of IISC to host the workshop on an island, accompanied by a very pleasant atmosphere in a beautiful environment.