The fields of plasmonics and nanophotonics encompass the science and engineering of optical interactions with nanostructures. Nanostructured metallic and dielectric materials support optical resonances that can efficiently harvest light, strongly enhance electromagnetic fields, and precisely direct carrier transport. Understanding and utilizing these resonances spans multiple disciplines, from from physics to chemistry, material science, biology, medicine, information, energy, and communications. This meeting will discuss the science and applications of nanophotonics and plasmonics, highlighting some of the most exciting recent progress in the field including plasmon- and Mie-enabled photochemistry, novel solar technologies, biomedical imaging and therapy, active and neuromorphic nanophotonics, nanoscale and molecular optoelectronics, quantum effects, metasurfaces, novel theoretical methods, and sustainable materials.
Inspired by the huge success of the previous seven Gordon Research Conferences on Plasmonics in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2018, the 2020 GRC on Plasmonics and Nanophotonics will unite many of the most active world-renowned senior and junior scientists in the field. Participants will experience cutting-edge, and thought-provoking invited lectures and engage in extensive scientific discussions and interaction with researchers, students, and postdoctoral fellows. Each lecture will be followed by ample time for lively discussion and question-and-answer sessions among invited speakers, discussion leaders, and all participants. There will be unstructured time in the afternoons where the free flow of ideas and discussion among all participants will be highly encouraged, as well as poster sessions by participants, among the highlights of Gordon Research Conferences. In addition to participating in the GRC week, students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior scientists are also encouraged to attend the associated Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on Saturday (July 11) and Sunday (July 12) prior to the start of the GRC. Please note that a separate application is required for the associated GRS.
The conference will consist of nine sessions, on the topics listed below. The conference chair is currently developing their preliminary program, which will include the names of the invited speakers and discussion leaders for each of these sessions. The preliminary program will be available by October 15, 2019. Please check back for updates.
- Keynote Session: Dynamic Light-Matter Interactions
- Photochemistry and Catalysis
- Sustainable Energy and the Environment
- Nanophotonics for Biology and Medicine
- Nano and Molecular-Scale Optoelectronics
- Quantum and Topological Nanophotonics
- Novel Syntheses and Spectroscopies
- Keynote Session: Technology Translation