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2011

Scope

The 2011 International Summer Schools of the DFG-Center for Functional Nanostructures (CFN) will be held in the fields of molecular nanostructures, nanobiology and nanoelectronics - three main areas of research at the CFN.

In four-day sessions invited experts from international and German research institutions will give thorough and in-depth introductions into these specific fields as well as cover specialized research topics.

Molecular Nanostructures 2011


 


Molecular Nanostructures

3rd - 6th September 2011

 

 

Nano-Biology 2011

Nano-Electronics 2011

 

 


Nano-Electronics

11th - 14th September 2011

Scientific exchange

Although the CFN Summer School was originally established to address advanced graduate students and postdocs, senior scientists wishing to broaden their knowledge in the fields of molecular nanostructures, nanobiology and nanoelectronics are welcome to attend.

To further scientific exchange and discussion, each participant is expected to present a poster describing his/her scientific background, research interests or current research project.

Course language is English.

Poster

We expect all participants to prepare a poster presentation. The poster should be roughly DIN A0 (841 x 1189 mm²) in size and "portrait" format. It is not expected that it fulfils the requirements of a scientific poster for a conference in terms of content and form. Its main purpose is to get acquainted with each other´s scientific background and to stimulate discussions. To this end you are welcome to provide information not only on your research but on your scientific interests, as well.

Since the posters will be on display for the entire course period, you might want to include a picture of yourself at the upper right-hand corner. This will make it easier for everyone to identify and contact participants with common interests during the course.

ECTS Credit Points

Provided that all lectures are attended and a poster is presented, the CFN will issue a certificate stating that the workload for each course is equivalent to 2 ECTS credit points. Please mark the check-box on the registration form if you need an ECTS certificate, and fill in your date and city of birth. Whether your university will accept these credit points as partial fulfillment of the requirements for your degree, however, depends on the regulations specified by your host institution.

Lecturers and program

For up-to-date information on the lecturers and the program please refer to the complete listing under molecular nanostructures, nanobiology and nanoelectronics.

Organizing Committees of the CFN Summer School 2011

  • Scientific Program Molecular Nanostructures

Marcus Elstner
Claus Feldmann

Christoph Jacob
Wim Klopper
Ralph Krupke
Maya Lukas
Valeriu Mereacre

Annie Powell
Andreas Unterreiner
Achim Wagenknecht 

  • Scientific Program Nano-Biology

Martin Bastmeyer
Stefan Braese
Clemens Franz
Ljiljana Fruk
Alexandra Greiner
Peter Nick
Uli Nienhaus

Doris Wedlich

  • Scientific Program Nano-Electronic

Gerd Schön
Alexander Shnirman
Alexey Ustinov

  • Local Organization

Christian Röthig
Tatjana Erkert

Ursula Mösle

 

 

 

 

Agenda 2010 - Nano-Photonic

Scope

The Seventh International Summer School of the DFG-Center for Functional Nanostructures (CFN) will focus on nano-photonics, one of the main areas of research at the CFN.

In a four-day session, invited experts from international and German research institutions will give thorough and in-depth introductions into this specific fields as well as cover specialized research topics.

Although the CFN Summer School was originally established to address advanced graduate students and postdocs, senior scientists whishing to broaden their knowledge in the fields of nano-biology and nano-electronics are welcome to attend.

 

 

 

  CFN Summer School on Nano-Photonics

                                26.-29. August, 2010


Course language is English.

Classes will be held at the Evangelische Akademie in Bad Herrenalb, located just a few kilometers south of Karlsruhe in the Black Forest.

To further scientific exchange and discussion, each participant is expected to present a poster describing his/her scientific background, research interests or current research project.
 

Lecturers and Program

For up-to-date information on the lecturers and the program please refer to the complete listing under Nano-Photonics.

 

Organizing Committees of the CFN Summer School 2010

  • Scientific Program Nano-Electronics

    Kurt Busch
    Heinz Kalt
    Uli Lemmer
    Jürg Leuthold
    Ulrich Nienhaus
    Martin Wegener

  • Local Organization
    Gerd König
    Ursula Mösle
    Christian Röthig

 

 

  • Thursday, 26.08.
 
10:00   Cavity optomechanics: experiment
Tobias Kippenberg, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
13:30   Cavity optomechanics: theory
Florian Marquardt, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Germany
16:00   Photonic crystal microcavities
Galina Khitrova, University of Arizona, USA
  • Friday, 27.08.
 
 8:45  
Organic solar cells
- Jenny Nelson, Imperial College London, UK
 11:15  
Single quantum dots for optoelectronic applications
- Gerd Bacher, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany
 14:15  
Plasmonics
- Bill Barnes, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
 16:15  
poster session
  •  Saturday, 28.08.
 
 8:45  
Optical antennas
- Jean-Jacques Greffet, Université Paris-Sud XI, France
 11:15  
Bulks and selvedges: optical properties at the edge
- John Sipe, University of Toronto, Canada
  •  Sunday, 29.08.
 
 8:45  
Coherent control in plasmonics
- Walter Pfeiffer, Universität Bielefeld, Germany
 11:15  
Discontinuous Galerkin Methods in Nano-Photonics
- Kurt Busch, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Germany
 14:15  
Chirality and nonlinearity in photonic metamaterials
- Martti Kauranen, Tampere University of Technology, Finland

Agenda Nano-Electronics 4.9. - 7.9.2009

 Friday, September 4, 2009

9:45
welcome and general information
10:00

Scanning tunneling microscopy
Wulf Wulfhekel, Universität Karlsruhe (TH), Germany

11:30
break
11:45

Molecular electronics
Artur Erbe, Universität Konstanz, Germany

13:15
lunch
14:30

Superconductor/ ferromagnet hybrid structures
Matthias Eschrig, Universität Karlsruhe (TH), Germany

16:00
break
16:30

Spintronics
Charles Gould, University of Würzburg, Germany

18:00
end of session
18:30
dinner
 
 
Saturday, September 5, 2009
8:00
breakfast
9:00

One-dimensional interacting electrons in quantum nanowires: Luttinger liquid, disorder and non-equilibrium effects
Dmitry Bagrets, Universität Karlsruhe (TH), Germany

10:30
break
11:00
Poster Session
12:30
lunch
14:30

1D theory: nanotubes, strong correlation
Sam Carr, University of Birmingham, UK

16:00
break
16:30

Superconducting QBits
Alexey Ustinov, Universität Karlsruhe (TH), Germany

18:00
end of session
18:30
dinner
 
Sunday, September 6, 2009
8:00
breakfast
9:00

Noise and full counting statistics
Wolfgang Belzig, University of Konstanz, Germany

10:30
break
11:00

Carbon nanotubes: from correlated electron phenomena to devices and sensing
Marc Bockrath, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA

12:30
lunch
14:00

hike
(moderate, but bring sturdy footwear and - just in case - rain gear)

19:00
barbecue
 
 
Monday, September 7, 2009
8:00
breakfast
9:00

Graphene and its chemical derivatives
Konstantin Novoselov, University of Manchester, UK

10:30
break
11:00

Interaction effects in graphene
Markus Müller, ICTP Trieste, Italy

12:30
lunch
14:00

Quantum transport of charge carriers in graphene
Alexander Savchenko, University of Exeter, UK

15:30
farewell address and end of course

Agenda Nano-Photonics 22.-25.8.2008

  • Friday, August 22, 2008

 

10:00  

Nanoplasmonics
Mark I. Stockman, Georgia State University

 

13:30  

Theory and applications of planar photonic crystals:
The disorder problem and quantum light source

Stephen Hughes, Queen´s University, Kingston

 

16:00  

Photonic metamaterials

Michael Fleischhauer, Universität Kaiserslautern

 

 

 

 

  • Saturday, August 23, 2008

 

9:00 

Planar photonic crystal components for telecommunication and sensing
Martin Kristensen, Aarhus Universitet

 

11:30 

Photonic crystal cavities
Michael Barth, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

 

14:00 

Silicon passive and active nanophotonic devices and circuits
Roel Baets, Universiteit Gent

 

16:00 

poster session (and coffee)

 

 

 

 
  • Sunday, August 24, 2008

 

9:00 

Nanophotonic devices
Jørn M. Hvam, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet

 

11:30 

Superconducting single-photon detectors and their applications
Alexei Semenov, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt

 

 

 

 

  • Monday, August 25, 2008

 

9:00 

Photonic metamaterials
Nikolay Zheludev, University of Southampton

 

11:30 

All-optical electron spin manipulation in quantum dots
Manfred Bayer, Universität Dortmund

 

       

 

Agenda Nano-Electronics 28.-31.8.2007

  • Tuesday, August 28, 2007

10:00

Introduction to graphene physics

 

   Edward McCann,
   Lancaster University

11:30

Interactions (and disorder) in graphene

 

   Maria Angeles Hernández Vozmediano,
   Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid

14:30

Disorder without interactions and its effect on transport, boundaries, weak localization

 

Pavel Ostrovsky,
Universität Karlsruhe (TH)

16:30

Quantum Hall effect

 

Luis Brey,
Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid

 

  • Wednesday, August 29, 2007

09:00

Overview of experiments in graphene

 

Alberto Morpurgo,
Technische Universiteit Delft

11:00

Hybrid graphene structures

 

Elsa Prada,
Universität Karlsruhe (TH)

14:00

Functional nanostructures in graphene

 

Björn Trauzettel,
Universität Basel

 

  • Thursday, August 30, 2007

09:00

Introduction to quantum information theory

 

Dagmar Bruß,
Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf

11:00

Advanced topics of quantum computation

 

Jens Siewert,
Universität Regensburg

14:00

Ion trap qubits

 

Tobias Schätz,
 Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik

15:30

poster session (and coffee)

 

 

 

17:00

Spin qubits

 

Pablo San-Jose,
Universität Karlsruhe (TH)

 

  • Friday, August 31, 2007

9:00

Introduction to Josephson quantum bits

 

Patrice Bertet,
CEA Saclay

11:00

Coupling of superconducting qubits and cavity QED

 

Carsten Hutter,
Stockholms Universitet

14:00

Readout of superconducting qubits

 

Adrian Lupascu,
Ecole Normale Supérieure

 

Agenda Molecular Nanostructures 5.9. -7.9.2006

 

  • Monday, September 5, 2006

    10:45

    Fluorescence nanoscopy: breaking the diffraction barrier by the RESOLFT concept

    Stefan Hell, MPI for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen

     

    14:00

    Vesicular Phospholipid Gels (VPG) - a new type of liposomal nanoparticles

    Ulrich Massing, Klinik für Tumorbiologie, Freiburg

    15:00

    Manufacturing and characterisation of coated nanosize inorganic nanoparticles for biomedical application: a case study based on superparamagnetic iron oxide

    Heinrich Hofmann , EPFL Lausanne

    16:30

    Applications of atomic force microscopy in biology

    Clemens Franz, BioZ TU Dresden

 

  • Tuesday, September 6, 2006

    09:00

    DNA-conjugates of proteins and nanoparticles: novel tools for diagnostics and nanosciences

    Christoph Niemeyer, Universität Dortmund

    11:00

    From benzene to organic functional nanoparticles

    Klaus Müllen, MPI forPolymer Research, Mainz

    14:00

    Controlling cell behavior by micro- and nanopatterned protein-coated surfaces

    Martin Bastmeyer, Universität Karlsruhe (TH)

    15:15

    Assembly and mechanosensory function of focal adhesions: experiments and models

    Alexander Bershadsky, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot

  • Wednesday, September 7, 2006

    09:00

    Biophysical models of cell adhesion and mechanics applying nano- and microlithographic tools

    Joachim Spatz, MPI für Metallforschung, Stuttgart

    11:00

    Mechanobiology at the nanometer level

    Michael Sheetz, Columbia University, New York

    14:00

    Dynamics of biomolecular bonds under force

    Ulrich Schwarz, Universität Heidelber

 

Agenda Nano-Biology - 5-8 September 2005

  • Thursday, September 8, 2005

    09:00 

    Employing the nanomechanics of proteins: from cargo shuttling to nanoswitches

    Viola Vogel, ETH Zürich

    11:00 

    Pharmaceutical nanotechnology for the controlled delivery of drugs across biological barriers

    Claus-Michael Lehr, Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken

    14:00 

    Novel tools for in vivo delivery of macromolecules and nanoparticles

    Ute Schepers, Universität Bonn

    15:00 

    Analysis of a supramolecular protein pore by single-molecule fluorescence

    Ulrich Kubitscheck, Universität Bonn

    16:30 

    The nuclear pore complex: nucleocytoplasmic transport and beyond

    Birthe Fahrenkrog, Universität Basel

  • Wednesday, September 7, 2005

    09:00 

    Biophysical models of cell adhesion and mechanics applying nano- and microlithographic tools

    Joachim Spatz, MPI für Metallforschung, Stuttgart

    11:00 

    Mechanobiology at the nanometer level

    Michael Sheetz, Columbia University, New York

    14:00 

    Dynamics of biomolecular bonds under force

    Ulrich Schwarz, Universität Heidelberg

  • Tuesday, September 6, 2005

    09:00 

    DNA-conjugates of proteins and nanoparticles: novel tools for diagnostics and nanosciences - - - Christoph Niemeyer, Universität Dortmund

    11:00 

    From benzene to organic functional nanoparticles

    Klaus Müllen, MPI forPolymer Research, Mainz

    14:00 

    Controlling cell behavior by micro- and nanopatterned protein-coated surfaces

    Martin Bastmeyer, Universität Karlsruhe (TH)

    15:15 

    Assembly and mechanosensory function of focal adhesions: experiments and models

    Alexander Bershadsky, Weizmann Institute of Science,

    Rehovot

  • Monday, September 5, 2005

    10:45 

    Fluorescence nanoscopy:  
    breaking the diffraction barrier by the RESOLFT concept

    Stefan Hell, MPI for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen

    14:00 

    Vesicular Phospholipid Gels (VPG) - a new type of liposomal nanoparticles

    Ulrich Massing, Klinik für Tumorbiologie, Freiburg

    15:00 

     

    Manufacturing and characterisation of coated nanosize inorganic nanoparticles for      biomedical application: a case study based on superparamagnetic iron oxide

    Heinrich Hofmann , EPFL Lausanne

    16:30 

    Applications of atomic force microscopy in biology

    Clemens Franz, BioZ TU Dresde

  • Agenda Nano-Electronics - 1-4 September, 2005

  • Sunday, September 4, 2005

    Sunday, September 4

    09:00 

    Experimental approaches for contacting single molecules

    Herre van der Zant, Technical University Delft

    11:00 

    Scanning tunneling spectroscopy:
    A tool to investigate electronic phenomena on the local scale

    Markus Morgenstern, RWTH Aachen

    14:00 

    Josephson qubits: manipulation, decoherence, applications

    Alexander Shnirman, Universität Karlsruhe (TH)

  • Saturday, September 3, 2005

    09:00 

    Quantum properties of atomic-sized conductors:  
    single atoms, chains of atoms and molecules

    Jan M. van Ruitenbeek, Leiden University

    11:00 

    Ab initio calculations for transport problems in Molecular Electronics: 
    method(s), applications and open problems

    Ferdinand Evers, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe

  • Friday, September 2, 2005

    09:00 

    Simulating the time-dependence of strongly correlated quantum systems:
    adaptive time-dependent DMRG

    Ulrich Schollwöck, RWTH Aachen

    11:00 

    Transport properties of superconductor-ferromagnet nanostructures

    Detlef Beckmann, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe

    14:00 

    Coherent spin transport and spin pumping

    Eduardo Mucciolo, University of Central Florida, Orlando

  • Thursday, September 1, 2005

    11:00 

    Spintronics meets Nanophysics:  
    Spin-dependent transport through quantum dots
    Jürgen König, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

    14:00 

    Spin decoherence in semiconductor nanostructures 
     
    Alex Holleitner, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

    16:00 

    Shot noise in mesoscopic conductors
    Yaroslav M. Blanter, Technical University Delft

    11:00 

    Spintronics meets Nanophysics:
    Spin-dependent transport through quantum dots
     Jürgen König, Ruhr-Universität Bochum