Established in 1978 and 2008, respectively, the International Otto Schott Colloquium and the Workshop on Glass & Entropy have been conducted as discussion meetings at the forefront of glass science. Both meetings were focusing on connecting diverse backgrounds, the former crossing national borders between East and West, and the latter bridging communities.

Following a 13-year hiatus, we now happily announce the


to be held in conjunction with the


on September 9-12, 2019, at the University of Jena, Germany.

Following the philosophy of both workshop series, the primary goal of the conference will be to bring together scientists from diverse areas of glass research to embark on four days of discussion. In the 2019 meeting, the primary focus will be on novel paths towards as-of-yet unexploited states of glass, be they conceptual, experimental or computational. This will include three days dedicated to three specific topics: hidden, forbidden or perfect glasses, glasses obtained with unexpected chemical composition or synthesis procedures, including gas and liquid-phase deposition, and the relevance of new insights for understanding mechanical behaviour, deformation and fracture processes.

Contributions are invited in any of the three topical sessions. If you are interested in presenting your work, please provide a title and abstract to or any member of the organizing team for further consideration before January 31th, 2019.


Participation in the conference is free of charge, including evening barbecues, conference dinner etc., but is limited to a maximum of 120 attendees. Preliminary registration requests should be directed to the conference secretariat:
We have reserved a suite of rooms at Jena downtown hotels with rates ranging from 60-120 € per night. Further information is available on request.

Conference Outline

09/ 09

Hidden, Perfect and Forbidden Glasses


C. Austen Angell, Arizona State University
Mark D. Ediger, University of Wisconsin


New Horizons in Glass Chemistry


Thomas D. Bennett, University of Cambridge
Matthieu Micoulaut, UPMC Paris Sorbonne


Heterogeneity and Mechanical Response


A. Lindsay Greer, University of Cambridge
Tanguy Rouxel, University of Rennes


Ultra-Strong glasses


J. Eckert, University of Leoben

Young Researcher Session

Plenary:B. Jahnen, German Science FoundationEditor‘s perpective on multidisciplinary science journals
Starting-ramp and early-carreer funding opportunities
Glass industry visit

Poster Session and Pitch
Local Organizing TeamLothar Wondraczek
Courtney Calahoo
Gohar Sani
Ferdinand Drünert