What is it about?

The Alpine conference is a high-level international forum for the discussion of recent developments and applications in the field of magnetic resonance in solids. The conference focuses on novel concepts, methods and instrumentation, as well as applications in fields including physics, chemistry, biology and materials science. Beyond its original and still core focus on solid-state NMR, from 2019 the Alpine Conference welcomes contributions from EPR and MRI in solids.

Conference Program

Pre-conference tutorials: 9:00-12:30 Sun 10th September. Early registration for tutorial participants at 8:30 am.

Start: Registration from 4 pm on Sun 10th September. Sunday dinner at 19:30 in the conference centre, Le Majestic. First talk 8:30 a.m. Mon 11th September.

End: The last session will finish at 12:30 pm on Thu 14th September.

  • A new tutorial session aimed at early career researchers, but open to everyone, covering solid-state NMR spectroscopy for material and biochemical sciences will take place on the first morning (Sunday 10th).
  • The detailed program will available when conference starts. A couple of days before the start log into the Participant Area to see your individualised program (use the “Participant Area” button in the top right corner of the website).
  • The main program of the conference will consist of plenary lectures and contributed communications, with round table sessions. See Info for Presenters for information on the format and requirements for the various types of presentation.
  • A number of social events have been prepared to liven up the Alpine Conference. There is free time on Tuesday to enjoy the Alps scenery, an Apéritif sponsored by Bruker on Tuesday evening, and the Banquet on Wednesday evening. The 2023 Conference Banquet will be held in the restaurant Le Cap Horn.
  • This year the Tuesday perspective session will involve a panel discussion entitled “Higher NMR fields for solids: utopia or dystopia?”; to shed light onto the opportunities that the development of ever higher fields offer to NMR but also discuss challenges caused by the quest for ever higher and more expensive fields. The panelist for the session will includeAaron Rossini (Iowa State) are Lynette Cegelski (Stanford University), Anne Lesage (CRMN Lyon), Arno Kentgens (Radboud University) and Rob Schurko (Florida State University, MagLab).

Scientific Committee (2023)

David Bryce

Sabine Hediger

Matthias Ernst


Following a generally enthusiastic to successful runs during previous Alpine Conference editions, we will run round-table sessions instead of the poster sessions. Each participant will have the opportunity to discuss his or her work with a selected audience, after a brief introductory talk (see more info on the format in the Info for presenters)! Before the conference starts, every participant will be asked to vote for the abstracts that they would like to learn about, and the program of the roundtable sessions will be built from their choice. There will be two prizes for the best round tables by students or postdocs based on a popular vote.