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Nanoscale Quantum Optics Conference and MC Meeting, Prague, Czech Republic

February 13, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - February 16, 2018 @ 12:30 pm

The Nanoscale Quantum Optics (NQO) Workshop in Prague will be the occasion to present and discuss the recent progress in NQO of all working groups (WGs). The scope is also to discuss future opportunities for international cooperation like, e.g., the Quantum Technology Flagship, and propositions for the new Framework Programme (FP9). The program consists of four scientific sessions (one for each WG) and three additional sessions: one on Gender Balance, one on COST Actions related to NQO and one on industry, followed by a panel discussion. In addition, there will be two poster sessions with finger food in the evening.

Invited speakers

Angelo Bassi (Univ. Trieste, Italy) – COST Quantum Technologies in Space

Stefania Castelletto (RMIT Univ., Australia) – Keynote Speaker

Monika Fleischer (Univ. Tübingen, Germany) – COST Nanospectroscopy

Ana Asenjo Garcia (CALTECH, USA) – WG4

Takuya Higuchi (Univ. Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany) – WG2

Jacob Lang (Univ. College London, UK) – WG3

Fernando Luis (ICMA, Spain) – COST Molecular Spintronics

Ruth Oulton (Univ. Bristol, UK) – Gender Balance

Alexander Saltykov (Phystech Ventures, Russian Federation) – Industry / Venture Capital

Jason Smith (Univ. Oxford, UK) – Industry / Startup

Niccolo Somaschi (Quandela SAS, France) – Industry / Startup

Jeff Thompson (Princeton Univ., USA) – WG1



Vladimír Bužek (Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia)

Stefania Castelletto (RMIT Univ., Australia)

Elke Dall (COST Assossiation, Belgium) – Policy Officer at COST

Irene D’Amico (Univ. York, UK)

Martin van Exter (Leiden Univ., The Netherlands)

Igor Protsenko (Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Fed.)


The NQO Workshop will cover all topics of the COST Action:

– Generation, detection, storage, manipulation of quantum states of light at the nanoscale

– Nonlinearities and ultrafast processes in nanostructured media

– Quantum coherence at the nanoscale

– Cooperative effects, correlations and mani-body physics tailored by strongly confined optical fields


Companies are welcome to participate and exhibit products related to nanoscale quantum optics.

Further infomation will follow.

Abstract submission

Participants are requested to submit an abstract by December 23rd, 2017, using the following NQO-abstract-template.

Upon submission please let us know if you are an ESR and whether you may need childcare.

Program (preliminary)

13 February – 16:00 – 18:30 – Opening, Keynote Talk and Gender Balance Session

14 February – 9:00 – 12:00 – WG1 Session

14 February – 14:00 – 15:30 – Management Committee Meeting

14 February – 15:30 – 18:30 – WG3 Session

14 February – 19:30 – 21:30 – WG1-WG3 Poster Session with finger food

15 February – 9:00 – 12:30 – Industry, COST Actions and Panel Discussion

15 February – 15:30 – 18:30 – WG4 Session

15 February – 19:30 – 21:30 – WG2-WG4 Poster Session with finger food

16 February – 9:00 – 12:00 – WG2 Session

16 February – 12:00 – 12:30 – Conclusions and departure

Registration, accommodation and reimbursement

There is no registration fee.

Registration information will be published soon.

Accommodation information: Hotel Mazanka, 5 min walking distance from the workshop location,  www.hotel-mazanka.cz

Childcare can be organised. Please let us know if you are interested when you submit your abstract.

We will reimburse travel and accommodation according to COST rules.

For further information please contact Mario Agio  or Irene D’Amico .


February 13, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
February 16, 2018 @ 12:30 pm
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Alexander Kromka
Martin Ferus
Ivan Richter


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