Workshops and Conferences


662nd WE-Heraeus-Seminar “Quantum Networks – from building blocks to applications”

February 4th – Wed, February 7th, 2018 at Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, close to Cologne, Germany

The workshop will be generously sponsored by the Wilhelm und Else Heraeus-Stiftung. WE Heraeus workshops are recognized as bringing together leading scientists of a new and highly active research field and aiming at an interaction with young researchers. Thus, participation of younger researchers, especially PhD and master students, young post-docs, and junior scientists is is highly encouraged. Selected contributions will be presented in “Highlight sessions”. Evening
sessions for poster presentations, a poster prize, and a science slam are planned, as well.
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Quantum Optics Obergurgl 2018

Feb. 25 – Mar. 3 2018, Universitätszentrum Obergurgl (Ötz Valley, near Innsbruck), Austria,

This conference will provide the opportunity for leading scientists and younger researchers to meet for discussions on the most recent developments in the field of Quantum Optics and related subjects, ranging from atomic, molecular and many-body systems to condensed matter and solid-state implementations. The conference is open to scientists world-wide, whether from academia or industry. Attendance is limited to 110 participants. For more information about the conference, please visit the conference website

NanoLight 2018

March 11-16, 2018, Benasque, Spain

Nanolight 2018 aims at the exploration of the frontiers in the field of subwavelength optics. The meeting will take place in Benasque, a famous ski resort located in the heart of the Pyrenees, close to the Spanish/French border. The objective of this conference is to facilitate interaction between worldwide researchers working in the field, with a special emphasis on interaction between young and more experienced researchers. More information at

1st International Symposium on “Single Photon based Quantum Technologies”

May 30 – June 1, 2018 in Berlin, Germany

PicoQuant is pleased to announce the 1st International Symposium on “Single Photon based Quantum Technologies“. We invite you to join our symposium by giving a talk, presenting a poster, or without any presentation. A special prize of 750 Euro will be awarded for the “Best Student Talk”. A welcome reception give you the opportunity to meet the invited speakers and the workshop attendees. For more information please visit our website


The 6th International Topical Meeting on Nanophotonics and Metamaterials

4-7 January 2017, Seefeld ski resort (“Olympia” Congress Centre, Tirol), Austria

NANOMETA 2017 aims to bring together the international Nanotechnology, Photonics and Materials research communities where most recent and challenging results and plans are discussed in the informal setting on a glorious mountaineering resort. More information at:

International Workshop on Complex Photonics

22-24 January, 2017, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai

The first International Workshop on Complex Photonics is aimed at bringing together international leading experts in studies of light transport in disordered media, covering subfields such as Anderson localization of light, random lasers, quantum and nonlinear optics of disordered systems.

The details are at
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Quantum Nanophotonics 2017

26 February – 03 March, 2017, Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascua, Benasque, Spain

Quantum Nanophotonics 2017 aims at the exploration of the frontiers in the field of quantum effects in subwavelength metal optics.

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ONNA2017: Optical Nanofibre Applications: From Quantum to Bio Technologies

5-8 June 2017, OIST Graduate University (, Okinawa, Japan

The aim of the workshop is to bring together experts and early stage researchers from diverse communities who use optical micro and nanofibres for their research needs, whether it be for quantum, sensing, or other applications. Deadline for application is 31st January 2017.

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3rd Annual London Plasmonics Forum

14 June 2017, King’s College London, UK

The 3rd Annual London Plasmonics Forum will be held on the 14th of June 2017 at King’s College London.  It is open to all researchers and companies in London, UK, Europe and worldwide. Last year’s London Plasmonics Forum was a sell-out event with over 100 participants. This year young researchers (post-docs and PhD students) can apply to present either a poster or give a talk. To register please click here This information is also available here

CLEO/Europe – EQEC 2017: European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the European Quantum Electronics Conference

25-29 June 2017, ICM in Munich, Germany

The Congress will be the largest, most comprehensive and prestigious gathering of optics and photonics scientists and engineers organized in Europe in 2017. A full list of topics and committees can be viewed on the conference website:
Submission Deadline: Thursday January 19, 2017, 23:59 CET.
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Central European Workshop on Quantum Optics – CEWQO

26-30 June 2017, Department of Physics, Technical University of Denmark

The Central European Workshop on Quantum Optics (CEWQO) will have a special focus on optical quantum technologies; in addition to a lot of new frontier quantum physics, the conference will include numerous talks related to quantum technologies, there will be a session dedicated to commercialization of quantum technologies.
Abstract submission deadline: 1st April 2017
Information about the conference, including an extended list of plenary and invited speakers, can be found at

Nanophotonics of 2D materials, N2D 2017

July 31 – August 3, 2017, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain

It is our pleasure to invite you to participate and submit abstracts to the Nanophotonics of 2D materials, N2D 2017 Conference (, which aims at the exploration of the frontiers of both classical and quantum optical phenomena in atomically thin materials (such as graphene, topological insulators, thin polar and semiconducting layers and other 2D and low-dimensional materials).
Abstract Submission Deadline: March 5 In order to apply for participation: Please send your abstract (according to the template available on the website to The presentation can be either oral or poster. The number of oral presentations is limited.

For any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us at

Conference OP116: Quantum Photonic Devices

6-10 August 2017, San Diego Convention Center, California, United States

The aim of the Symposium is to provide a multidisciplinary forum for scientists and engineers to discuss the current progress, challenges and new ideas in the implementation of quantum photonics devices, to consider standardization and device specifications, and to identify new directions for quantum technologies based on optics and photonics.

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2017 Quantum Control of Light and Matter Gordon Research Conference (GRC)

6-11, August 2017 at Mount Holyoke College, MA, USA

This conference shall highlight experimental and theoretical aspects of quantum control and illustrate challenges, opportunities, methodological advances, fundamental questions, and applications. It will be discussed how the developments are mutually beneficial across research fields. Examples of successful interactions are found in time-resolved spectroscopy, ultrafast plasmonics, nonlinear and chemically selective microscopy, quantum information processing, single-particle spectroscopy, and many others.
A particular focus of this year’s meeting will lie on the impact that quantum control strategies are having on the emerging field of “quantum technology”, and vice versa, discussing the possibility to employ tailored pulse sequences in the context of quantum simulation, quantum computing, quantum sensing, and related aspects. There is also a dedicated session on coherences in nanostructured systems.

Registration is now open. You can find the preliminary program and further information on the topics here:

Quantum Light-Matter Interactions in Solids: towards integrated quantum photonics

7-8, September 2017 at IoP, London, UK

Quantum photonics, exploiting the quantum properties of photons, has caused much excitement in recent years. This is due to its potential to revolutionise science and day-to-day life alike through enabling the implementation of faster algorithms, secure transmission of information, vast increase in data storage and execution of more accurate measurements. At present, many attempts are being made around the globe to build quantum-optical devices for these purposes. However, insufficient understanding of light-matter interactions is hampering these efforts. For optical quantum information processing to advance beyond demonstration experiments, the development of on-chip capabilities will be essential. Solid-state qubit architectures have emerged as a most promising implementation of quantum photonic circuits, taking advantage of the state-of-the-art semiconductor technologies.

The workshop aims to create synergies between UK scientists and the worldwide scientific community working on this cutting-edge research topic. For more information, please visit the website:

International Symposium “20 Years Nano-Optics”

19-21 September 2017, at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Erlangen, Germany

This symposium aims to present a historical understanding of how Nano-Optics emerged and what its current and future trends might be.

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ULTRAFAST PHENOMENA AT NANOSTRUCTURES: Attosecond physics meets plasmonics

8 – 13 May 2016, Les Houches Physics Center,  Route de la Côté des Chavants, 74310 Houches (Les), France

This Workshop on Plasmonics in Les Houches aims at bringing together people working in plasmonics and ultrafast phenomena. More information at:

Please submit your application via the webpage:

EOSAM Berlin 2016 – TOM 5 – Trends in Resonant Nanophotonics

2630 September 2016, Adlershof con. vent. Exhibition Centre, Rudower Chaussee 17, 12489 Berlin, Germany

The TOM 5 will address both fundamental and application aspects of resonant photonics. Topics will cover quantum nano-optics, bio- and chemo- sensing, non-linear optics, metamaterials, optical trapping, new plasmonic materials, theory and modal analysis, among others.

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Workshop Strong Coupling with Organic Molecules (SCOM16)

19-21 Oktober 2016, San Sebastian, Spain

Our aim is that this meeting should act as a catalyst in this emerging field, encouraging discussion of the underlying concepts and promoting new directions and collaborations. For more information: