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  • Workshop on Photonics : Fundamentals & Applications


    The ICTP – Eurasian Centre for Advanced Research (ICTP-ECAR) is organizing “Workshop on Photonics : Fundamentals & Applications”, to be held at the ICTP-ECAR in Izmir, from 27 to 28 August 2015.

    Celebrating the International Year of Light and as an inauguration of the Department of Photonics at Izmir Institute of Technology, the workshop aims to bring together theorists and experimentalists working across a wide range of topics, including light-matter interactions, photonic materials, lasers, plasmonics, metamaterials and quantum optics. During this workshop, there will be plenary and invited talks given by leading experts in their fields as well as contributing talks given by young researchers. Poster session provides a good opportunity for the young researchers and graduate students for presenting their results and discussing them with the experts. The workshop will also aim to create synergy between the participants from different backgrounds and to promote the future collaborations.

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    • Light-matter interactions
    • Quantum Optics
    • Photonic Materials and Devices
    • Plasmonics
    • Lasers
    • Photonic crystals
    • Related topics

    Invited Speakers

    • A. İmamoğlu  (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
    • M.A. Michel-Beyerle (Nanyang Technological U., Singapore)
    • A. Asgari (RIAPA, Iran)
    • F. Ay (Anadolu U., Turkey)
    • A. Bek (METU, Turkey)
    • V. Benda (TU Prague, Czech Republic)
    • I. Carusotto (U. of Trento, Italy)
    • Ü. Demirbaş (Int. Antalya U., Turkey)
    • H. Hoppe (TU Ilmenau, Germany)
    • A. Kiraz (Koç U., Turkey)
    • E. Lidorikis (U. of Ioannina, Greece)
    • B. Ortaç (Bilkent U., Turkey)
    • J. Zaumseil (U. of Heidelberg, Germany)

    Organizing Committee

    • Sevilay Sevinçli (IZTECH)
    • Özgür Çakir (IZTECH)
    • Serdar Özçelik (IZTECH)
    • Canan Varlıklı (Ege U.)
    • Selçuk Aktürk (İstanbul Technical U.)

    Scientific Committee

    • Ceyhun Bulutay (Bilkent U.)
    • Aykutlu Dana (Bilkent U.)
    • Hilmi Volkan Demir (Bilkent U.)
    • Salih Dinleyici (IZTECH)
    • Sıddık İçli (Ege U.)
    • Naci İnci (Boğaziçi U.)
    • Ali Serpengüzel (Koç U.)
    • Raşit Turan (METU)
    • Ceylan Zafer (Ege U.)

    Social Events:

    27 August 2015 : Conference Dinner*

    * Place : Akinin Yeri Fish Restaurant, Price : 55 TL. For more information about the menu, visit the registration desk.

    29 August 2015 : Ephesus Excursion**

    **The organizing committee provide a private Ephesus tour. This tour includes transportation to Ephesus and tour guide who will accompany you throughout the tour. This tour is free of charge. The entrance fee is not included which is 30 -40 TL (~ 10-13 Euro) . If you would like to attend, please visit registration desk.

    Accommodation Information:

    Student Dormitories

    • Double Room: 12.5 TL**

    Guest House: IYTE Yaşam Merkezi

    • Single Room: 80 TL** (inc. breakfast)
    • Double Room: 65 TL** (inc. breakfast)
    ** per person, per night

    Young scientists, postdocs and PhD students from all countries are encouraged to attend the conference. Limited funds are available for supporting some successful applicants from developing countries, to be selected by the organizers. Such financial support is available only to those who attend the entire workshop. There is no registration fee for attending the Workshop.

    The extended deadline for abstract submission is 1 July 2015.

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    Secretariat: Canan Nurhan Karahan (ecar1503)

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