European Society for Quantum Solar Energy Conversion

Summary of the General Assembly

The General Assembly took place on March 23, 2011, 21:00 at the Hotel Norica in Bad Hofgastein (Salzburg, Österreich) during the Quantsol 2011 winter workshop.

After opening of the General Assembly by the Secretary General Christian Königstein, a short recap of the last General Assembly was given, but it was decided not to read the protocoll of the last assembly. Both, the president and the vice president did not attend the General Assembly.

Afterwards, a review over the activities in the past year was given by Christian Königstein:

  • In March 2010 a very successful 22nd Workshop on Quantum Solar Energy Conversion "QUANTSOL 2008" was held in Brigels, Switzerland. The workshop with about 45 participants was organized by Gary Hodes. The on-line proceedings are available on the Quantsol home-page.
  • In September 2010 (18.-25.9.2010) an equally successful Joint European Summerschool - HMI Summerschool was organized by Klaus Lips at the Waldemar Petersen Haus in Hirschegg, Kleines Walsertal, Österreich.
    As Dieter Meissner reported, the feedback from the students was overhelming.

The next point on the agenda had been the financial situation of the society, which is healthy. Details of income and expenditure as well as on account balance had been reported by the Secretary General, Christian Königstein.

The good news had been appreciated by the General Assembly, and the executive board was released unanimously without abstentions.

After the financial matters had been discussed, the planed future activities were then presented by our newly elected president Daniel Vanmaekelbergh:

  • The 24th Winterworkshop will be organized by Gary Hodes, Efrat Lifshitz, Eugene Katz, and Christian Königstein. After some discussion, the majority of the members supported the idea to organize the next Winterworkshop in Israel.
  • The next summerschool for students is planed for september 2011. It will be organized again Klaus Lips together with the Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin (fomer HMI). The summerschool will take palce as in previous years at the Waldemar Petersenhaus in Hirschegg from spetember 11 untill september 18, 2011.
    Further information can be found on the home-page of the HMI.

The last point on the agenda were the membership fees. A lively discussion took place, however, at the end it was decided to keep the membership fees at 20,- euors for full members and 10,- euros for studend/concession members.
Moreover, it was decided to apply a 50,- euro registration fee for the next Quantsol Winterworkshop.

The session was closed by Christian Königstein at 22:00 hours.

May 8, 2011
European Society for Quantum Solar Energy Conversion