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

February 13 @ 4:00 pm - February 16 @ 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. Please download the Book of Abstracts here.

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

Aris Dreisman (TU Berlin, Germany) – WG3

Fernando Luis (ICMA, Spain) – COST Molecular Spintronics

Eamonn Murphy (European Space Agency, The Netherlands) – Industry / Intl. Organisation

Ruth Oulton (Univ. Bristol, United Kingdom) – Gender Balance

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

Jason Smith (Univ. Oxford, United Kingdom) – 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)

Irene D’Amico (Univ. York, UK)

Martin van Exter (Leiden Univ., The Netherlands)

Bart Veys (COST Assossiation, Belgium)

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


Nanophab (The Netherlands)

Quandela SAS (France)

Swabian Instruments GmbH (Germany)

Tescan (Czech Republic)

Wiley, Adv. Quantum Technologies (Germany)


Sparrow Quantum (Denmark)

Tescan (Czech Republic)

Wiley, Adv. Quantum Technologies (Germany)

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 (final)

Download the program as a PDF file.

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

Information for poster presentations: the poster stands are 1475 mm high x 1175 mm wide. We recommend A0 format, i.e. 1189 mm x 841 mm, portrait.

Information for oral presentations: please bring your presentation (PDF or PPT file) on a USB memory stick and check before your session that everything works fine.

Presenting with your own computer is also possible.

The time allocated for a contributed talk is 15 minutes, including questions.

Download full list of oral and poster contributions as a Excel file.


Registration, accommodation and reimbursement

There is no registration fee.

Registration information: the registration to the NQO Workshop is performed by accepting the e-COST invitation that was sent to participants from noreply@cost.eu.

Accommodation information:

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

Hotel Excellent, www.hotel-excellent.cz

Hotel Troja, www.hoteltroja.cz

Hotel Henrietta, www.henrietta.cz

Hotel Aida, www.hotelaida.cz

Hotel Mazanka, www.hotel-mazanka.cz

Hotel Duo, www.hotelduo.cz

Hotel Absolutum, www.absolutumhotel.cz

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

We will reimburse travel and accommodation (80 Euro/night, flat rate) according to COST rules.

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


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


J. Heyrovského Institute of Physical Chemistry, CAS
Dolejškova 2155/3
Praha 8-Libeň, 18200 Czech Republic
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