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.

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

Plenary speakers (confirmed):

Stefan Hell, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Germany
"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
Title TBA

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
Title TBA

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

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​


Published: Mon 07 Jan 2019. Modified: Mon 06 May 2019