24 - 29 July 2012
SOLID STATE PHYSICS
EPIOPTICS-12 "Rodolfo Del Sole"
- SICILY: 24 - 29 July 2012
FEDERATION OF SCIENTISTS
MAJORANA FOUNDATION AND CENTRE FOR SCIENTIFIC CULTURE - GALILEO
Years Since the Birth of MODERN SCIENCE
Ministry of Education
Ministry of University and Scientific Research
|National Research Council
We also put to your attention that in Genova (I) in July -1-6, 2012 there will the 16th edition of the : International Conference on Solid Films and Surfaces.
The conference will be dedicated to the memory of Rodolfo Del Sole for his outstanding contribution to the field of optical properties of films and surfaces. A special session is devoted to this topic.
arguments will be treated during the lectures (TO BE CONFIRMED):
Linear optics and surfaces:
|Olivia Pulci, UNI Tor Vergata, Italy: Linear optical properties at surfaces
B. Mendoza, CIO, Mexico: Optical Properties of Metamaterials
Raman and Nanophotonics:
D. Zhan, Chemitz University, Germany: Raman, SERS and TERS
J. McGilp, Trinity University, Eire: Linear and nonlinear magnet-optics
T. Rasing, University of Nijmegen, NL: Fs Magneto-optics for thin films
Lamberto Duņ, UNI MI, Italy: Near- and far-field polarization-sensitive optical microscopy
|6)Instrumentation: From IR-FEL to XFEL
A. Cricenti, ISM-CNR, Rome, Italy: IR-SNOM
G. Margaritondo, EPFL, CH: XFEL
Primoz Rebernik, EPFL, CH: A very simple description of x-ray free electron lasers
|7) Special seminars:
|P. Weightman, Liverpool University, GB: From real surfaces to the physics of life
|J.Gierschner, IMDEA, E: optical and photophysical processes in organic crystals
PM Adam, UTT , F: quantum emitters coupled to metallic nanoparticles
F.Kulzer, UNI Lyon, F: Optical investigation of Single nano-objects
F.Meixner, UNI Tuebingen, D: Tip-Enhanced Near-Optical Microscopy and Optial Spectroscopy with Nanometer Spatial Resolution
M. Fleisher, UNI Tuebingen, D: Lithography and Plasmonics
seminars will be included in the final programme
The school is entitled to Rodolfo Del Sole.
The school/workshop will have tutorials in the optical studies of surfaces and interfaces (solid-solid and solid-liquid),
epitaxial growth, biomaterials, low-dimensional systems, dynamics and optical diagnostics relevant
to new materials and structures of interest for present and anticipated (spin) electronic devices.
Committee of the "Epioptics-12" school is composed by Professors:
Bernardo Mendoza, Yves Borensztein, Dave
Aspnes, John McGilp, Kjeld Pedersen, Norman Tolk, Ola
Hunderi, Peter Weightman, Wolfgang Richter, Theo Rasing, Tony Heinz,
Michael Downer, Antonio Cricenti
committee of the school is composed by: A. Cricenti, Th. Rasing, D. De
Fazio, F. Rossi
to attend the School should send an application, preferably by fax or
di Struttura della Materia - Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche- Via
del Cavaliere 100 - 00133 Roma , ITALY
form is required, the following information is needed since the number
of participants June be limited:
total fee, which
includes full board and lodging (arranged by the School) is €
750. Those wishing to submit an abstract for oral or poster
presentation shall send a page in A4 format before June 1st
2012. Accepted abstracts will be notified by June 7th
- academic qualifications;
- present position;
- specific interest in the
- an abstract in Word or RTF format, if wishing to be also
a contribution (oral or poster).
date for application June 1st 2012
the Workshop and
of the abstract will be decided by the Selection Committee of the
comprising Professors G. Benedek, Th. Rasing, A. Cricenti and A.
information on the
final programme of the Workshop, fee payment and local transportation
be sent together with the letter of acceptance.
should arrive in
on Tuesday, July 24, no later than 5 p.m. The lectures begin July 25
8:30 a.m. and end July 29
at 12:30 a.m.
Departure is in the afternoon on Sunday, July 29.
compile it and send it back
by fax or e-mail. (Please
deadline for manuscript submission is on date of arrival.
will be given to the referee during the school.
contributions must be prepared in 9"x6" camera-ready
format and their length should not exceed 10 pages for invited talks
6 pages for oral and poster contributions.
more information see the example files (please choose 'general - Trim
size 9.00"x6.00" ') in the World Scientific Web pages at eproceedings.worldscinet.com
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of Venus and Neptune, founded a small town on top of a mountain (750
above sea level) more than three thousand years ago. The great
Thucydides (~500 B.C.) said that the Elymi - founders of Erice - were
of the destruction of Troy. Ancient historians agreed that Erice was
oldest city in Europe.
Homer (~1000 B.C.),
(~300 B.C.), Polybius (~200 B.C.), Virgil (~50 B.C.), Horace (~20
and others have celebrated this magnificent spot in Sicily in their
In Erice you can admire the Castle of Venus, the Cyclopean Walls (~800
B.C.) and the Gothic Cathedral (~1300 A.D.). Erice is at present a
of ancient and medieval architecture.
Other masterpieces of
are to be found in the neighbourhood: at Motya (Phoenician), Segesta
and Selinunte (Greek). On the Aegadian Islands - theatre of the
naval battle of the first Punic War (264-241 B.C.) - suggestive
and paleolithic vestiges are still visible: the grottoes of Favignana,
the carvings and murals of Levanzo.
Splendid beaches are
at San Vito
Lo Capo, Scopello, and Cornino, and a wild and rocky coast around Monte
Cofano: all at less than one hour's drive from Erice.
OF THE CENTRE
OF THE SCHOOL
OF THE COURSE
A. Cricenti, Th.