Forthcoming Events

05.09.2022 - 09.09.2022, Iseolago hotel, Iseo, Italy.


MUST2022 Conference- a great success!
New scientific highlights- by MUST PIs Wörner, Chergui, and Richardson
FELs of Europe prize for Jeremy Rouxel- “Development or innovative use of advanced instrumentation in the field of FELs”
Ruth Signorell wins Doron prizefor pioneering contributions to the field of fundamental aerosol science
New FAST-Fellow Uwe Thumm at ETH- lectures on Topics in Femto- and Attosecond Science
International Day of Women and Girls in Science- SSPh asked female scientists about their experiences
New scientific highlight- by MUST PIs Milne, Standfuss and Schertler
EU XFEL Young Scientist Award for Camila Bacellar,beamline scientist and group leader of the Alvra endstation at SwissFEL
Prizes for Giulia Mancini and Rebeca Gomez CastilloICO/IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Optics & Ernst Haber 2021
Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded to RESOLV Member Benjamin List- for the development of asymmetric organocatalysis
NCCR MUST at Scientifica 2021- Lightning, organic solar cells, and virtual molecules
#NCCRWomen- NCCR MUST celebrates 50 years women’s right to vote in Switzerland

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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