Forthcoming Events

05.09.2021 - 09.09.2021, Potsdam, Germany
13.09.2021 - 17.09.2021, Rome, Italy
16.12.2021 - 21.12.2021, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA


Three new scientific highlights- by MUST PIs Chergui, Milne, Beaud and Staub, by Wolf and Röthlisberger, and by Wörner
Women Leaders Panel Video- with Ursula Keller
Photon Science Roadmap- for Research Infrastructures 2025-2028 by the Swiss Photon Community
Proof of concept ERC Grant for Ursula Keller Dual-comb laser driven terahertz spectrometer for industrial sensing (DC-THz)
Majed Chergui - elected to the European Academy of Sciences
Ruth Signorell - elected to the European Academy of Sciences
Farewell and Welcome!Chris Milne leaves for the European XFEL, Camila Bacellar takes over
SY-GAIA expedition - measures aerosols in the North-Atlantic
Synergy grants for MUST-AssociatesSylvie Roke (EPFL) and Gebhard Schertler (PSI/ETH).
Promotion to Associate Professor of Photonicscongratulations to Rachel Grange!
First light in the SwissFEL Maloja endstation- on track for first experiments in 2021

International Online Workshop Electrons, Photons and Plasmons 2021

Date Mi, 10.03.2021 - Fr, 12.03.2021
Time 15:00 - 20:00
Location Online
Program Objectives and format

Electron-energy loss spectroscopy (EELS) and scanning near-field optical microscopy (SNOM) are powerful and rapidly developing techniques to study various spatially and temporally textured excitations in solids and molecules, such as plasmons. While they ultimately yield similar information on such modes using respectively electrons and photons as probing particles, the mechanism through which these techniques do so can be radically different. The goal of this workshop is to bring together EELS and SNOM experts in order to exchange on the recent progress in these methods and to discuss their possible symbiosis. The topics will cover fundamental research, instrumentation, modelling and applications.

The program includes invited talks and contributed posters. The maximum number of participants is 300 persons. Young scientists and female participants are highly welcome.

Fabrizio Carbone (EPFL, Switzerland)
Alexey Kuzmenko (Uni. Geneva, Switzerland)
Invited speakers

Peter Abbamonte (University of Illinois, USA)
Coherent and incoherent collective excitations at the Fermi liquid – strange metal crossover in Sr2RuO4

Dimitri Basov (Columbia University, USA)
Live from New York: Polaritons in van der Waals Materials

Regina Ciancio (CNR, Italy)
Unveiling the role of oxygen vacancies in structural and functional properties of complex oxides thin films by atomic site HAADF-STEM and EELS

Michael Fogler (UCSD, USA)
Scanning Photocurrent Nanoscopy of Van der Waals Heterostructures

Javier Garcia de Abajo (ICFO/ICREA, Spain)
Optical Excitations with Free Electrons: Challenges and Opportunities

Rainer Hillenbrand (nanoGUNE, Spain)
Nanophotonics with phonon polaritons in 2D materials

Fritz Keilmann (LMU, Germany)
Infrared near-field nanospectroscopy of living cells

Mattheu Kociak (Uni. Paris-Sud, France)
Nanooptics with fast electron beams

Frank Koppens (ICFO, Spain)
Infrared and THz near-field imaging of twisted 2D materials and polaritonic nanocavities

Dirk van der Marel (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Plasmons in strongly correlated matter

Francesco Mauri (University of Rome, Italy)

Alex McLeod (Columbia University, USA)
Revealing nano-plasmonics in 2D materials and correlated oxides at variable temperatures

Matteo Mitrano (University of Illinois, USA)
Dynamical control of effective interactions in quantum materials

Marco Polini (University of Pisa, Italy)
SNOM and plasmon-magnon interactions in 2D magnetic materials

Claus Ropers (University of Gottingen, Germany)

Angel Rubio (Max-Planck Inst., Germany)
Novel phenomena in two dimensional heterostructure from strongly interacting light-matter hybrids

Tetiana Slipchenko (CSIC, Spain)
Near-field plasmonic phenomena in doped and charge-neutral graphene

Thomas Taubner (RWTH, Germany)
Phonon-enhanced infrared near-field spectroscopy enables probing of the buried 2DEG at the LAO/STO interface

Giovanni Vanacore (University of Milano, Italy)
When electrons meet light: a new route for dynamic visualization of plasmons and coherent control of matter waves

Yixi Zhou (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Cryo-SNOM studies of polaritons at oxide interfaces
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