TIFR,UoH and the Centre for Theoretical Sciences to organize School on
Plasmonics and Nano-optics
Hyderabad|India|June'2012: The Tata Institute of Fundamental
Research (TIFR) and the Centre for Theoretical Sciences (TCIS) will
together organize the School on Plasmonics and nano-optics from 24-30 June
2012 at the TIFR campus. This will be followed by a three day ICTS
Discussion meeting on emerging themes in Hotel Ella from 1-3 July 2012.
Renowned scientists taking part in the School and meeting include Prof. G.
S. Agarwal, Department of Physics, Oklahoma State University, USA; Prof.
Olivier J.F. Martin, Nanophotonics and Metrology Laboratory, Swiss Federal
Institute of Technology; Prof. Christina MacLaughlin, Department of
Chemistry Lash Miller Laboratories, Toronto to name a few.
Plasmonics, with its proven role in sensing, surface-enhanced spectroscopy
and energy transfer, is fast evolving into a vast field with much broader
scope heralding unprecedented applications. Recent advances in nano
fabrication techniques have opened up novel directions: nanoscale heat
transfer and thermal imaging, single molecule spectroscopy, light-matter
interaction at nano scales, sub-diffraction-limited quantum information
processing, biomedical imaging and diagnostics, nano-antennas for LEDs,
NSOM and near-field probes etc. Advances in graphene-plasmonics have
opened up unforeseen possibilities. One is now moving closer to the dream
notion of a lab-on-a-chip.
In recent years, India has set up many new research and teaching
Institutions and many new scientific programs are being started. The
School is aimed at young researchers intending to take up research in Nano-photonics
and Plasmonics. The speakers in the School are international and national
experts with significant contributions in their respective areas. Each
session is being planned to have enough time for intensive interactions.
It is envisaged that the interactions at the meeting would identify the
future trends and techniques required to address these new research
directions. With the facilities and know-how available with various Indian
groups, the purpose of the meeting is to bring them together and initiate
interactions among them to start work in the emerging areas of plasmonics.