This conference has been deferred to 2023 due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check back soon for the 2023 schedule.
Upconverting nanoparticles (UCNPs) and related frequency-conversion nanomaterials find themselves at the intersection of many of today’s most important and demanding research areas including deep-tissue bio-imaging, sensing, and theranostics; solar light harvesting; neuroscience and optogenetics; information technology; nanoscale thermometry; and quantum communication. The rapidly emerging insights into fundamental – and tunable – UCNP properties together with fast-growing application spaces provides an exciting opportunity for the scientific exchange of unpublished data and provocative ideas that will ultimately maximize impact in health, information technology, and energy sectors. The 2021 GRC on Upconverting Nanoparticles brings together materials scientists, chemists, biologists, physicists, engineers, and theory and computational experts. It will accelerate progress and address the core challenges in this research area, uniting world-renowned senior and junior experts in lanthanide-based upconverting and shortwave down-shifting materials, as well as triplet-triplet annihilation and quantum cutting systems. 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 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.