Single Nanostructures, Nanomaterials, Aerogels and their Interactions: Combining Quantum Physics and Chemistry

International Workshop
27 - 31 August 2018

The central topics of the workshop will be on: Assemblies of nanoscale objects, many-body interactions between building blocks in such assemblies, and resulting optical and electronic properties. This workshop on interacting nanosystems will bring together theoreticians and experimentalists in the fields of materials physics and chemistry and let them interact and exchange ideas.

Topics include

  • Random, amorphous, and ordered assemblies of nanocrystal, nanocomposites and nanomaterials that demonstrate both classical and quantum properties
  • Novel two-dimensional atomically-thin systems: chemistry, physics, electronics and optics
  • Modern inorganic aerogels and their unusual properties
  • Plasmonics, photonics and optics of nanocrystal bio-assemblies
  • Dynamics of collective and many-body excitations in nanoscale systems
  • Hot plasmonic electrons and other novel quantum phenomena in metal and hybrid nanostructures
  • Potential applications and device ideas

Invited speakers

Mikhail Artemyev (Minsk, BY)
Vollrath Martin Axt (Bayreuth, DE)
Alexander Baranov (St. Petersburg, RU)
Rodion Belosludov (Sendai, JP)
Nadja Bigall (Hannover, DE)
Kirill Bolotin (Berlin, DE)
Garnett W. Bryant (College Park, US)
Guido Burkard (Konstanz, DE)
Alexey Chernikov (Regensburg, DE)
Hilmi Volkan Demir (Singapore, SG)
Dmitry Efimkin (Austin, US)
Alexander Efros (Washington, US)
Steven Erwin (Washington, US)
Anatoly V. Fedorov (St. Petersburg, RU)
Vladimir Fomin (Dresden, DE)
Stephen Gray (Argonne, US)
Philippe Guyot-Sionnest (Chicago, US)
Thomas Heine (Leipzig, DE)
Alexander Högele (München, DE)
Atac Imamoglu (Zürich, CH)
Victor Klimov (Los Alamos, US)
Tobias Kraus (Saarbrücken, DE)
Tilmann Kuhn (Münster, DE)
Lehui Lu (Changchun, CN)
Ermin Malic (Gothenburg, SE)
Gil Markovich (Tel Aviv, IL)
Steffen Michaelis de Vasconcellos (Münster, DE)
Fabian Mooshammer (Regensburg, DE)
Markus Niederberger (Zürich, CH)
David J. Norris (Zürich, CH)
Doris Reiter (Münster, DE)
Andreas Riedinger (Mainz, DE)
Anna Rodina (St. Petersburg, RU)
Andrey Rogach (Hongkong, CN)
Thomas J. Schmidt (Villigen, CH)
Malte Selig (Berlin, DE)
Alexander Steinhoff (Bremen, DE)
Eric Stinaff (Athens, US)
Dmitri V. Talapin (Chicago, US)
Kristian Sommer Thygesen (Lyngby, DK)
Gary Wiederrecht (Argonne, US)
Ulrike Woggon (Berlin, DE)

Scientific Coordinators

Alexander Eychmüller

Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

Alexander Govorov

Ohio University, Athens, USA

Andreas Knorr

Technische Universität Berlin, Germany




Katrin Lantsch
(Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany)


Applications are welcome and should be made by using the application form. Applications received before 31st May 2018 are considered preferentially. The number of attendees is limited. The registration fee for the international workshop is 120 Euro and should be paid by all participants. Costs for accommodation and meals will be covered by the Max Planck Institute. Limited funding is available to partially cover travel expenses.

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Scientific program structure

Sunday, 26th August: Registration and welcome reception
Monday, 27th August, 09:00 to Friday, 31st August, 13:00: Workshop program

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