Kiel Nano, Surface and Interface Science (KiNSIS)

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

Oct 27, 2021 10:00 AM to Feb 22, 2022 12:00 AM

Hybrid, Leibnizstr. 13, LS 13 60, Kiel

SymbolbildChristoph 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)

Oct 28, 2021 from 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM

Online, CRC 1461 Kolloquium

Logo CRC 1461The talk is part of the colloquium of the CRC 1461 "Neurotronics: Bio‑inspired Information Pathways". Everybody interested is cordially invited to take part:

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

Nov 02, 2021 from 04:15 PM

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).

The hybrid talk is part of the Physikalisches Kolloquium of the department of physics of Kiel University. Everybody interested is cordially invited: Geiger Lecture Hall (Leibnizstraße 15), Kiel or

Nahid Talebi

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

Nov 09, 2021 from 04:00 PM to 08:00 PM

Audimax, Uni Kiel

DPL LogoThe Diels-Planck-Lecture Medal is awarded annually to an outstanding and leading scientist in the field of nanoscience and surface science. This year, the medal will be awarded to R. Stanley Williams, Texas A&M University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company Chair Professor, who is an outstanding scientist in the field of nanotechnology and who has done pioneering work in the field of memristive devices and neuromorphic computing.

„Nonlinear Dynamics in Nanoscale Electronic Devices for Brain-Inspired Computing“
Professor R. Stanley Williams, Texas A&M University (USA)

In addition to the awarding of the Diels-Planck Medal, the KiNSIS awards for the best doctoral theses will take place during this event.

Please register, everybody is welcome:

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Prof. Ronny Brandenburg (University of Rostock)

Nov 16, 2021 from 04:15 PM

Hybrid, Physikalisches Kolloquium

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

Nov 23, 2021 from 04:15 PM

Hybrid, Physikalisches Kolloquium

Prof. Tim Wehling (University of Hamburg)

Nov 30, 2021 from 04:15 PM

Hybrid, Physikalisches Kolloquium

Dr. Tobias Dornheim (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf)

Dec 07, 2021 from 04:15 PM

Hybrid, Physikalisches Kolloquium

Dr. Ulf Zastrau (European XFEL)

Dec 21, 2021 from 04:15 PM

Hybrid, Physikalisches Kolloquium

Prof. Peter Hommelhoff (University of Erlangen)

Jan 18, 2022 from 06:15 PM

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

Jan 25, 2022 from 04:15 PM

Hybrid, Physikalisches Kolloquium

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