First Annual Conference on Optical Nanospectroscopy


Optical Nanospectroscopy I, the first annual conference of this COST Action, took place on March 24-28, 2014 at Eberhard Karls University Tübingen in Germany. The conference was organized by Monika Fleischer and Dai Zhang. It united over 120 participants from 24 countries. Support by the COST Action made it possible to organize a top-notch international conference that was accessible to a broad audience (no conference fee requested, travel subsidies provided). 55% of the participants were Ph.D. students or early-stage researchers.

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  • UV / vis / NIR / Raman spectroscopy
  • Spectroscopic techniques with (ultra-)high spatial, temporal, and spectral resolution and sensitivity
  • Nanoscale systems design and nanofabrication: Novel (hybrid) (in)organic nanomaterials
  • Physical processes and modelling of light-matter-interaction and energy flow at the nanoscale


Program Overview: Program-Optical-Nanospectroscopy-I.pdf

Invited speakers:
Harald Giessen, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Johannes Gierschner, IMDEA Madrid, Spain
Martti Kauranen, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Katrin Kneipp, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Joachim Krenn, University of Graz, Austria
Florian Kulzer, University of Lyon, France
Alfred Meixner, University of Tuebingen, Germany
Lukas Novotny, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Michel Orrit, University of Leiden, The Netherlands
Richard Palmer, University of Birmingham, UK
Mathieu Surin, University of Mons, Belgium
Niek van Hulst, ICFO, Spain


Welcome Reception Sunday March 23, 6-9 PM 
Conference Dinner Tuesday March 25, 7:30-11 PM
Scientific Conference March 24-26
Working Group Meetings March 27-28

Thanks to all participants for a great conference.

Optical Nanospcectroscopy 1 - conference photo

photo: Friedhelm Albrecht © Universität Tübingen