DPG - Physics School 2008: Functional Nanostructures

So, 14.09.2008 17:00  –   Fr, 19.09.2008 14:00
Axel Lorke, Universität Duisburg-Essen
Physikzentrum Bad Honnef
Hauptstr. 5, 53604 Bad Honnef, Germany

Physikzentrum Bad Honnef
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DPG Physics School 2008
supported by the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus - Foundation

14 - 19 September 2008, Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, Germany
Functional Nanostructures

Evelyn Hu, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Axel Lorke, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Operating on a length scale which is on the threshold between the macroscopic and the quantum world, nanostructures exhibit new and often surprising properties. One example is the quantized conduction in one-dimensional electron systems, which has fundamentally changed the way we think about resistance. The fact that many properties of nano-systems are determined by their shape and size gives them new and adjustable functionality, which can be used in electronics, optics and magnetism. Furthermore, we now realize, how cleverly nature makes use of nanoscopic building blocks for tailored functionality in biological systems.
The Physics School on Functional Nanostructures will bring together distinguished scientists from different areas of nanoscience and technology to discuss the state of the art and recent findings in their field of expertise. The School intends to give a broad overview of how far the field of nanoscience has come during the last decades and how physics, chemistry, biology and engineering work together to understand and realize new functionality on the nanoscale.

Invited Lecturers:

David Awschalom, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Spins in nanostructures

Antonio Badolato, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Quantum optics with a single quantum dot

Manfred Bayer, Universität Dortmund, Germany
Coherent spin dynamics in quantum dots

Markus Büttiker, Université de Genève, Switzerland
Linear and nonlinear conductance in mesoscopic structures

Cedrik Meier, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Optics with nanostructures

Ki Tae Nam, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Berkeley, USA
Multifunctional and biological scaffold for energy applications

Susumu Noda, Kyoto University, Japan
Photonic crystals

Michael Pepper, University of Cambridge, UK
Quantum transport in semiconductor nanostructures

Sotiris E. Pratsinis, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Large-scale flame aerosol synthesis of nanostructured particles and films for catalysts and gas sensors

Dirk Sander, Max-Planck-Institut, Halle, Germany
Tunneling Magnetoresistance on a Single Nano-Island

Friedrich Simmel, TU München, Germany
Biomolecular self-assembly and self-organization

Uri Sivan, Technion, Israel
Functional Biomolecules

Hideaki Takayanagi, Tokyo University of Science, Japan
Superconductor/Ferromagnetic-Semiconductor Junctions

Seigo Tarucha, University of Tokyo, Japan
Spin and charge manipulation in quantum dots

Bart van Wees, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Spin transport in nanostructures

Uli Zeitler, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Carbon-based nanoelectronics