International Symposium 2014


Nanostructured materials promise to sustain properties inaccessible with its constituents. This opens the door for many applications thus far inaccessible and for devices that have been belonging rather to the realm of phantasy. 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 tremendous activities have been put in place to eventually fabricate the artificial materials necessary to implement the envisioned applications.
With the desire to spread the latest results on how to describe theoretically, how to fabricate, how to characterize nanostructured materials, and how to turn them into useful applications to an audience that is blended from an interested industry as well as from passionate academia, the members of the PhoNa initiative and the Abbe Center of Photonics invite everybody to the International Symposium on Nanophotonics that will be held on November 27 and 28, 2014 in the city of Jena, Germany.

Collocated to the symposium the PhoNa initiative together with the Virtual Institute for Artificial Electromagnetic Materials and Metamaterials - METAMORPHOSE VI AISBL and the Abbe School of Photonics organizes a Doctoral School on Photonic Nanomaterials and Metamaterials from November 24 to November 28. This school will be part of a series of schools organized in the framework of the European Doctoral Program in Metamaterials EUPROMETA.

The doctoral school is designed for post-graduate students and young researchers who are starting or already working in the field of complex artificial photonic nanomaterials and metamaterials. The school starts with an introductory course and will provide fundamental knowledge about various aspects that concern theory, fabrication, and characterization of photonic nanomaterials and optical metamaterials. Beside a general introduction, more advanced lectures will be devoted to specific subjects of current interest in the broader context of optical metamaterials. Examples are self-assembled metamaterials, transformation optics, quantum effects in nanoplasmonics, artificial chirality. In extension, the participants of the doctoral school will attend the International Symposium on Nanophotonics. There, more cutting-edge type presentations are delivered with the purpose to discuss current and future streams of research. The lecturers of the school will deliver keynote presentations at the symposium, which is complemented by further presentations from other international and local researchers. The school combines lectures, visits of the research laboratories of the Abbe Center of Photonics, and social events. Moreover, every participant is invited to present his or her own work to the audience at a poster presentation.