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Cortona, July 10-14, 2016 








School of Photonics 2016: "Plasmonics and Nano-Optics"
July 10th-14th, 2016
Cortona, Italy


The aim of the Cortona School of Plasmonics and Nano-Optics is to bring together early-career scientists in the field of photonics, interested in the study of light at the nanoscale to present and discuss the latest research and future directions of the field in an open atmosphere, and help developing the community of plasmonics and nano-optics.

Topics include:

  • Theoretical introduction: basics of plasmonics and nano-scale light matter interactions.     
  • Hyperbolic metamaterials
  • Current hot topics
  • Biosensing (SERS, SEIRA, integrated devices)
  • Extreme field enhancement: nonlinear effects, chirality, superchirality  
  • Nano-optics (individual emitters, dielectric antennas)  
  • Quantum optics and quantum plasmonics 
  • Plasmonic metasurfaces
  • Magneto-plasmonics
  • Novel plasmonic phenomena in van der Waals heterostructures
The School featured a number of lessons from leading international scientists of the respective fields and is open to Ph.D. and Post-Docs. Participants were all encouraged to submit abstracts of their own research to be presented as posters. Few abstracts were allowed as short oral contribution. Attendance is limited to 65 participants.


The extended registration deadline expired on April 25th, 2016. Few places available on a first-come-first-served basis by contacting us directly by email. 

Confirmed Lecturers are:
The school follows the successful Plasmonica workshops (last 2015 edition: plasmonica2015.dfa.unipd.it).

The school of photonics in Cortona was hosted for the first time in 2013 by the Scuola Normale Superiore on the initiative of Miriam Serena Vitiello and Alessandro Tredicucci from CNR and in collaboration with SIOF. Given the success and the large enthusiastic participation, SIOF decided to make this school a regular event of its own, with a different topic and a different Chair each time.
This year the school is chaired by Alessandro Belardini  of Sapienza UniversitÓ di Roma, Paolo Biagioni of Politecnico di Milano, Riccardo Sapienza of King's College London.

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Alessandro Belardini
Paolo Biagioni
Riccardo Sapienza


Alessandro Tredicucci
Miriam Serena Vitiello