Workshop on Strong Coupling with Organic Molecules


2016/10/19 - 2016/10/21
Palacio Miramar, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain
Bill Barnes, Francisco García Vidal, Jaime Gómez Rivas and Javier Aizpurua
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Workshop on Strong Coupling with Organic Molecules

Location: Palacio Miramar, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain

Dates: 19-21 October, 2016


Bill Barnes, (University of Exeter, UK)
Francisco García Vidal, (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and DIPC, Spain)
Jaime Gómez Rivas, (Eindhoven University of Technology and Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research, the Netherlands)
Javier Aizpurua (Center for Materials Physics, CSIC-UPV/EHU and DIPC, the Basque Country)


This workshop will bring together researchers from different disciplines including: Photonics, Quantum Optics, Materials, Chemistry and Condensed Matter Physics to discuss the latest developments in the study of the strong coupling involving organic molecules and optical cavities. Leaders in the field will discuss recent results on phenomena that involve polaritonic states, molecular excitations, molecular vibrations and their complex interactions, giving raise to a plethora of fascinating effects of both scientific and technological interest. Our aim is that this meeting should act as a catalyst in this emerging field, encouraging discussion of the underlying concepts and promoting new directions and collaborations.


Confirmed Invited Speakers:

- Harry Atwater (Caltech, USA)
- Jeremy J. Baumberg (Cambridge, UK)
- Joel Bellesa (Lyon, France)
- Jacqueline Bloch (CNRS, France)
- Thomas Ebbesen (Strasbourg, France)
- Bert Hecht (Wurzburg, Germany)
- Jonathan Keeling (St. Andrews, UK)
- David Lidzey (Sheffield, UK)
- Christoph Lienau (Oldenberg, Germany)
- Brahim Lounis (Bordeaux, France)
- Martin Plenio (Ulm, Germany)
- Said Rodriguez (CNRS-LPN, France)
- Salvatore Savsta (Messina, Italy)
- Timur Shegai (Chalmers, Sweden)
- Blake Simpkins (NRL, USA)
- Frank Spano (Temple university, USA)
- Paivi Torma (Aalto, Finland)

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The abstract must be submitted before July 22nd, 2016, and you will know about the accpetance decision two weeks later. Please fill the information in the form below and include a pdf of your abstract. The abstract should follow this template. If you find any problem with the form, you can also send an email to mailto: including the information requested below.

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