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The XXVI Edition of the Distributed Doctoral School on Metamaterials will be held on November 24-28, 2014 in Jena, Germany. The school, organized by Friedrich-Schiller University and METAMORPHOSE VI AISBL, will be focused on Photonic Nanomaterial and Metamaterials. 

The preliminary school program is available.


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Credits2 ECTS

Dates24-28 November 2014

Place: Friederich- Schiller University Jena 

Title of the coursePhotonic Nanomaterials and Metamaterials

School CoordinatorsProf. C. Rockstuhl, KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany   (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

                                      Prof. T. Pertsch, University of Jena, Germany (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )


Prof. Javier Aizpurua, Donostia Int. Physics Center, ES

Prof. Andrea Alù, University of Austin, Texas, USA

Prof. Thomas F. Krauss, University of York, UK 

Prof. Philippe Lalanne, CNRS, Bordeaux, FR

Prof. Thomas Pertsch, University of Jena, Germany

Prof. Thomas Philbin, University of Exeter, UK

Prof. Carsten Rockstuhl, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Prof. Ari Sihvola, Aalto University, FI

Prof. Sergei Tretyakov, Aalto University, FI


The present edition of the school is designed for post-graduate students and young researchers who are starting or already working in the field of complex artificial photonic nanomaterials and metamaterials. The course is an introductory course and will provide fundamental knowledge about various aspects that concern theory, fabrication, and characterization of photonic nanomaterials and optical metamaterials. Beside a general introduction, more advanced lectures will be devoted to specific subjects of current interest in the broader context of optical metamaterials. Examples are self-assembled metamaterials, transformation optics, quantum effects in nanoplasmonics, artificial chirality. We will also discuss specific applications such as invisibility cloaks and perfect absorbers. 
The week of the school is divided into two parts. In the first, presentations at the introductory level of the subjects are given. In extension, the last two days of the school are embedded into the International Symposium on Nanophotonics. There, more cutting-edge type presentations are delivered with the purpose to discuss current and future streams of research. The lecturers of the school will deliver keynote presentations at the symposium, which is complemented by further presentations from other international and local researchers. 
The school combines lectures, lab-visits, and social events. Moreover, every participant is invited to present his or her own work to the audience at a poster presentation. The course will last five days.