Dipole (red) and quadrupole (blue) plasmon modes of a metallic nanopshere

​​Image by Dr Denis Baranov, Chalmers

Light at the Nanoscale: From Molecules to Quantum Computers

Welcome to the symposium Light at the Nanoscale: From Molecules to Quantum Computer, which will take place at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden on Dec 5-6, 2019. This cross-disciplinary meeting on light-matter interactions will gather prominent scientists in the field. In addition to researchers and university students, about 200 high school students will attend the symposium.

The symposium is co-organized by the Nano Excellence Initiative and Materials Science​ Area of Advance at Chalmers, and Molecular Frontiers​. The symposium will be preceded on Dec 4 by the annual materials science conference at Chalmers, Materials for Tomorrow,​ thus forming a three-day event with many interesting lectures and discussions. The topic of this year's Materials for Tomorrow is "Visualizing Materials", and we think many of you would enjoy both conferences.

Participation is free of charge, and we will welcome poster contributions. Register here!​


Preliminary program available here​

Plenary speakers:

Stefan Hell, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Germany. Nobel laureate in Chemistry 2014.
"MINFLUX Nanoscopy: Superresolution post Nobel" ABSTRACT​

Immanuel Bloch, Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Germany
​"Realizing Feynman’s Dream of a Quantum Simulator" ABSTRACT​

Carlos Bustamente, University of California, Berkeley, United States
"Power at the Nanoscale: Speed, Strength and Efficiency in Biological Motor"

Thomas Ebbesen, USIAS & ISIS, University of Strasbourg, France
"The Alchemy of Vacuum" ABSTRACT​

Naomi Halas, Rice University, United States
"From Faraday to tomorrow: nanoscale optics for sustainability and societal impact​" ABSTRACT​

Halina Rubinsztein Dunlop, University of Queensland, Australia
"Sculpted light at nano- and microscale: from quantum atom optics to living cells​" ABSTRACT​

Andreas Wallraff, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
"Quantum Computing with Superconducting Circuits"ABSTRACT​

Päivi Törmä, Aalto University, Finland
"New perspectives on quantum geometry, superconductivity and Bose-Einstein condensation" ABSTRACT​

Jennifer Dionne, Stanford University, United States
The light years: Nanophotonic methods to visualize dynamic chemical and cellular processes with near-atomic-scale resolution​ ABSTRACT​

Alexia Auffèves​, CNRS Grenoble, France
"The energetic side of quantum noise" ABSTRACT​


Speaker biographies​


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Published: Mon 07 Jan 2019. Modified: Fri 11 Oct 2019