Studying and using light or "photons" to image and then to control and transmit molecular information is amongst the most challenging and significant research fields to emerge in recent years. One of the fastest growing areas involves research in the temporal imaging of quantum phenomena, molecular dynamics from the femto (10**-15 s) time regime for atomic motion to the atto (10**-18 s) time scale natural to electron motion. In fact the attosecond "revolution" is now internationally recognized as one of the most important recent breakthroughs and innovations in the science of the 21st century. A major participant in the development of ultrafast femto and attosecond temporal imaging of molecular quantum phenomena has been theory and numerical simulation of the nonlinear nonperturbative response of atoms and molecules to ultrashort (few cycles) laser pulses. Imaging quantum dynamics is thus a new frontier of science requiring new advanced mathematical approaches for analyzing and solving spatial and temporal multidimentional partial differential equations such as Time-dependent Schroedinger Equations (TDSE), Time-Dependent Dirac equations (TDDEs, the latter for relativistic phenomena), coupled to the photons Maxwellís equations for collective propagation effects. Inversion of the experimental imaging data of quantum dynamics presents new mathematical challenges, the imaging of quantum wave coherences on subatomic(subnanometer) spatial dimensions and mutliple timescales from atto to femto and even nanoseconds. The implications for R&D are wide-ranging in areas as diverse as optoelectronics,materials science and even quantum information in view of the promise of QDI science as being the essential tool for controlling matter at the molecular level.

While some support can be requested from the conference website, the US National Foundation has made additional support available for students and post-doctoral researchers that hold temporary positions at US-based institutions. Application for these funds should be made directly by Friday, Sept. 11, 2009 to

Dr. Klaus Bartschat Department of Physics and Astronomy
Drake University
Des Moines, IA 50311, USA

Preference will be given to applicants who present a contributed paper (poster) at the conference. Please submit your application by email, including the following information:
1) your name and work address, including your email address
2) name of your supervisor
3) a copy (PDF file) of your abstract
4) an estimate of your expenses that are NOT covered by other sources 5) a supporting statement from your supervisor, including the amount of support available from your institution or other research grants. Successful applicants will be notified by Sept. 21, 2009 regarding the amount of support that can be provided through this program.