International audience at Photonic Nanomaterials Symposium 2014
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International audience at Photonic Nanomaterials Symposium 2014

From November 24 to 28, the Beutenberg campus in Jena breathed the international spirit of nanooptics and nanostructured photonic materials. The members of the initiative "Photonic Nanomaterials - PhoNa" and the Abbe Center of Photonics had invited a number of highly reputed experts from the field to an international topical symposium. As nanostructured materials hold the prospect of creating properties unfeasible by its natural constituents, the interest in applications and devices accessible by such materials is still tremendous. In particular, the ability to tailor the propagation characteristics of electromagnetic radiation at a wide range of frequencies has sparked research efforts all around the globe and numerous activities have been put in place.

Many leading experts in the field have contributed to the success of the symposium and the doctoral school by invited talks and lectures, among them Ari Sihvola (Aalto University), Thomas Philbin (University of Exeter), Philippe Lalanne (Centre national de la recherche scientifique, Bordeaux), Sergei Tretyakov (Aalto University), Andrea Al├╣ (University of Austin, Texas), Javier Aizpurua  (Donostia International Physics Center, San Sebastian), Thomas F. Krauss (University of York). More than 80 participants, both from industrial R&D as well as from passionate academia gathered to learn about the latest trends and developments in the field. The PhoNa symposium was collocated with a Doctoral School on Photonic Nanomaterials and Metamaterials organized by the Virtual Institute for Artificial Electromagnetic Materials and Metamaterials - METAMORPHOSE VI AISBL and the Abbe School of Photonics. In a long series of doctoral schools within this edition, the Jena School was attended by a record number of 45 international doctoral students.

Symposium and School were organized by Prof. Carsten Rockstuhl (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) and ACP director Prof. Thomas Pertsch.

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Impressions from the International Symposium and the Doctoral School on Photonic Nanomateirals and Nanophotonics in November 2014 in Jena.

>> link to the press release issued by the Friedrich Schiller University Jena

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