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Plenary Speakers

Stefan Hell, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Germany
"MINFLUX Nanoscopy: Superresolution post Nobel"​

Immanuel Bloch, Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Germany
​"Quantum Matter under the Microscope"

Thomas Ebbesen, USIAS & ISIS, University of Strasbourg, France 
"The Alchemy of Vacuum"

Naomi Halas, Rice University, United States
"From Faraday to tomorrow: nanoscale optics for sustainability and societal impact​"

Halina Rubinsztein Dunlop, University of Queensland, Australia
"Sculpted light at nano- and microscale: from quantum atom optics to living cells​"

Andreas Wallraff, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
"Quantum Computing with Superconducting Circuits"

Päivi Törmä, Aalto University, Finland 
"New perspectives on quantum geometry, superconductivity and Bose-Einstein condensation"

Jennifer Dionne, Stanford University, United States
"The light years: Nanophotonic methods to visualize dynamic chemical and cellular processes with near-atomic-scale resolution​"

Alexia Auffeves​, CNRS Grenoble, France
"The energetic side of quantum noise"


Preliminary program:

All times are CET

Dec 5

08.30 - 09.15    Registration
    
09.15 - 09.30    Welcome address

09.30 - 10.00    Immanuel Bloch, Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Germany: ​​"Quantum Matter under the Microscope"
    
10.00 - 10.30    Alexia Auffèves​, CNRS Grenoble, France: "The energetic side of quantum noise"
    
10.30 - 11.00    Coffee break
    
11.00 - 11.30    Q&A with Prof Bloch and Prof Auffèves
    
11.30 - 12.00   Päivi Törmä, Aalto University, Finland: "New perspectives on quantum geometry, superconductivity and Bose-Einstein condensation" 
    
12.00 - 13.15    Lunch served in Volvofoajén
    
13.15 - 13.45   Stefan Hell, 2014 Nobel laureate in Chemistry, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Germany: "MINFLUX Nanoscopy: Superresolution post Nobel"

13.45 - 14.15    Q & A with Prof Törmä and Prof Hell

14.15 - 14.45   Thomas Ebbesen, USIAS & ISIS, University of Strasbourg, France: "The Alchemy of Vacuum" 
    
14.45 - 15.15    Coffee break
    
15.15 - 15.45   Jennifer Dionne, Stanford University, United States: "The light years: Nanophotonic methods to visualize dynamic chemical and cellular processes with near-atomic-scale resolution"
    
15.45 - 16.15    Q & A with Prof Ebbesen and Prof Dionne
    
16.15 -     Photo session
    
16.30 - 18.30    Poster session in Volvofoajén. Drinks and snacks served.
    Welcome reception for high school students in Student Union Building 

Dec 6

09.00 - 09.30    Andreas Wallraff, ETH Zürich, Switzerland: "Quantum Computing with Superconducting Circuits"
 
09.30 - 10.00    Halina Rubinsztein Dunlop, University of Queensland, Australia: "Sculpted light at nano- and microscale: from quantum atom optics to living cells"
    
10.00 - 10.30    Q & A with Prof Wallraff and Prof Rubinsztein Dunlop
    
10.30 - 11.00    Coffee break

11.00 - 11.30    Naomi Halas, Rice University, United States: "​From Faraday to tomorrow: nanoscale optics for sustainability and societal impact​"
    
11.30 - 12.00    Speaker to be announced    
    
12.00 - 13.15    Lunch served in Volvofoajén
    
13.15 - 13.45    Q & A with Prof Halas and Professor X (to be announced)
    
13.45 - 13.50    Announcement of the winners of the Area of Advance Materials Science Photo Contest
    
13.50 - 14.05    Announcement of the winners of the 2019 Molecular Frontiers Inquiry Prize
    
14.10 - 14.50    Panel discussion with all speakers
    
14:50 - 15:00    Concluding remarks

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​​Image by Dr Denis Baranov, Chalmers

We acknowledge our co-organizers - the Nano Excellence Initiative and Materials Science​ Area of Advance at Chalmers University of Technology - for financial support.

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