Kiel Nano, Surface and Interface Science (KiNSIS)

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Open Lecture Series and Excersises: "Nano Optics - From Classical to Quantum"

27.10.2021 um 10:00 bis 22.02.2022 um 12:00

Hybrid, Leibnizstr. 13, LS 13 60

Symbolbild Christoph Lienau (Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg) and Nahid Talebi (Christian Albrechts Universität zu Kiel) are organizing an open series of lectures (Wednesdays 10:15h - 11:45h and Fridays 10:15h - 11:45h) and exercises (Tuesdays 10:15h - 11:45h) as a hybrid online / onsite platform from October 27, 2021 to February 22, 2022. Everybod interested is cordially invited!

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Please contact Nahid Talebi to attend: talebi@physik.uni


  • Classical light
  • Classical light matter interaction
  • Semi classical light matter interaction. Two level systems
  • Optical c oherence and fluctuations
  • Density matrix formalism
  • Open quantum systems ( Decoherence
  • Evanescent fields
  • Plasmonics
  • Polaritons in van der Waals materials
  • Strong coupling
  • Ultrafast spectroscopy
  • Nonlinear optics
  • Two dimensional electronic spectroscopy
  • Electron based spectroscopy
  • Mixed light electron spectroscopy
  • Photoemission from nanomaterials
  • Quantum light and quantization of the radiation field
  • Macroscopic quantum electrodynamics
  • Quantum dynamics in nanoscale systems
  • Energy transfer
  • Charge transfer
  • Entanglement in nanoscale s ystems
  • Quantum light sources
  • Quantum information


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A genetically tractable jellyfish model for systems and evolutionary neuroscience (Brandon Weissbourd, California Institute of Technology Pasadena, USA)

28.10.2021 von 16:00 bis 17:30

Online, SFB 1461 Kolloquium

Logo CRC 1461Abstract und Zugangsdaten zum Videomeeting (PDF zum Download)
Der Vortrag ist Teil des Kolloquiums SFB 1461 "SFB 1461 - Neuroelektronik: Biologisch inspirierte Informationsverarbeitung". Alle Interessierten sind herzlich eingeladen.

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Light at the nanoscale: How can we measure it and what can we do with it? (Ulrich Hohenester, Graz)

02.11.2021 von 16:15 bis 18:00

Hybrid, Physikalisches Kolloquium

Ulrich HohenesterNano-Optics is concerned with the manipulation of light at or beyond the diffraction limit. Light confinement in subwavelength volumes is achieved by binding light to plasmonic or phononic resonances of nanoparticles. In this talk, I will first report on our efforts to measure and reconstruct the three-dimensional vectorial fields in nanophotonic environments, using electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS), a technique based on electron microscopy, together with plasmon field tomography [1]. With the newest generation of electron microscopes, the energy resolution can be further pushed to the meV range and it becomes possible to image the surface and bulk phonon polariton fields in ionic nano­structures [2]. Recently, we have reconstructed the three-dimensional vectorial fields of such phononic nanostructures from a series of tilted EELS images [3].

In the second part of this talk, I will report on an unrelated subject of real-time nanoparticle characterization using optical forces and torques exerted by a focused Laguerre-Gaussian laser beam with an orbital angular momentum [4]. With this setup we demonstrate real-time optical counting of nanoparticles in a microfluidic channel with single-particle sensitivity, high through­put, and for particle sizes ranging from tens of nanometers to several micrometers. Such nanoparticle counting is crucial for numerous pharmaceutical and technological applications, as well as for medical diagnostics.

[1] O. Nicoletti et al., Nature 502, 80 (2013); A. Hörl et al., Nat. Commun. 8, 37 (2017).
[2] M. J. Lagos, A. Trügler, U. Hohenester, P. E. Batson, Nature 543, 533 (2017).
[3] Xiaoyan Li, G. Haberfehlner, U. Hohenester, O. Stéphan, G. Kothleitner, M. Kociak, Science 371, 1364 (2021).
[4] M. Simic et al., submitted (2021).

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Einladene: Nahid Talebi

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Diels-Planck-Lecture 2021 (R. Stanley Williams, Texas) & Dissertation Thesis Awards

09.11.2021 von 16:00 bis 19:00

Audimax, Universität Kiel

DPL LogoJedes Jahr verleihen die Mitglieder von KiNSIS die Diels-Planck-Medaille an einen herausragenden und führenden Wissenschaftler auf dem Gebiet der Nanowissenschaften und der Oberflächenwissenschaften. In diesem Jahr geht die Auszeichnung an R. Stanley Williams, Texas A&M University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company Chair Professor, der Pionierarbeit auf dem Gebiet der memristiven Geräte und des neuromorphen Computings geleistet hat. Im Rahmen der Diels-Planck-Lecture, veranstaltet in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Sonderforschungsbereich 1461 "Neuroelektronik"  wird Williams Einblicke in seine Forschung geben.

Abstract zum Vortrag "Nonlinear Dynamics in Nanoscale Electronic Devices for Brain-Inspired Computing", R. Stanley Williams, Texas

Außerdem werden im Rahmen dieser Veranstaltung die Promotionspreise für die besten Dissertationen des vergangenen Jahres aus den Forschungsgebieten von KiNSIS verliehen.

Alle Interessierten sind herzlich eingeladen, bitte melden Sie sich an:


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Prof. Ronny Brandenburg (Universität Rostock)

16.11.2021 ab 16:15

Hybrid, Physikalisches Kolloquium

Light matter interaction in 2D quantum materials (Prof. Dr. Ursula Wurstbauer, University of Münster)

23.11.2021 ab 16:15

Hybrid, Physikalisches Kolloquium

Ursula WurstbauerQuantum materials are of increasing interest and relevance for technological applications as well as in fundamental sciences. Quantum materials host controllable quantum states and emerging phases driven by various interactions. 2D quantum materials can be precisely tailored on the atomistic level and integrated in opto-electronic circuits towards applications in the fields of quantum computation, sensing, information and cryptography. Interactions in 2D quantum systems can be engineered by stacking, precise twisting or by selectively inducing defects. In-situ control can be realized by external stimuli such as electric or magnetic field and charge doping in field effect structures.

We demonstrate strong exciton dominated light-matter interaction in semiconducting transition metal dichalcogenides (SC-TMDCs) monolayers, van der Waals hybrid-structures and defect engineered quantum emitter structures. We will discuss recent developments in the area of electric field controlled multi-valley physics and condensation signatures in TMDC hetero-bilayers. Furthermore, we will introduce a rather new class of 2D materials, 2D polar metals and focus on their linear optical response measured by spectroscopic ellipsometry.

We acknowledge funding by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) under Germany´s Excellence Strategy – EXC 2089/1 – 390776260 and projects Wu 637/4- 1, 4 – 2, 7-1 and SPP 2244. Copyright for the picture is "WWU - Peter Leßmann".

Der Hybrid-Vortrag ist Teil des Physikalischen Kolloquiums der Sektion Physik der CAU. Alle Interessierten sind herzlich eingeladen: Geiger Lecture Hall (Leibnizstrasse 15), Kiel oder

Michael Bauer

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Prof. Nienke van der Marel (Leiden University, Niederlande)





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