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Conference Nanolight 2012-Benasque


See Conference Nanolight 2012 for application (until 18th Jan, 2012) and contributions (until 1stNov, 2011).


Scope of the conference aims at the exploration of the frontiers in the field of subwavelength optics. The scientific programme will include both invited and selected contributed papers with the focus on plasmonics, molecular nanophotonics, local field enhancement, near-field optics and nanobiophotonics.

The meeting will take place in Benasque, which is a beautiful village with a famous sky resource, located in the heart of the Pyrenees, close to the Spanish border with France.

The objective of this conference is to facilitate interaction between worldwide researchers working in the field, with a special emphasis on interaction between young and more experienced researchers. To this end, presentations will be given in the afternoons. Mornings will be left free, so participants may enjoy the mountains and/or the excellent working environment provided by the Centro de Ciencias in Benasque (see for information about the centre facilities).

This conference is organized by the spanish research consortium (, financed by the CONSOLIDER-INGENIO 2010 Program of the Spanish Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación. This is a blue-sky project aimed to develop nanoscale light technology for applications in sensing, nanoimaging optical circuitry and data storage, the key components of future information technology, and to consolidate a Spanish consortium acting as an international reference in this field.

Invited speakers

W. L. Barnes A. Dereux T. W. Ebbesen N. Engheta
J. Feldmann J. Gomez-Rivas R. Hillenbrand F. Keilmann
T. Kippenberg L. Liz-Marzan P. Lodahl M. Lukin
S. Maier L. Novotny J. Pendry A. Polman
V. Sandoghdar D. Wiersma T. Zentgraf

Nanolight partners

F. J. Garcia de Abajo F. J. Garcia-Vidal C. Lopez
L. Martin-Moreno J. Martorell F. Messeguer
R. Quidant J. J. Saenz N. Van Hulst
M. N. Vesperinas

Call for participation

Abstract submission should be done through here.

You have to be registered before submitting contributions.

The deadline for abstract submission is November, 1 (2011). Abstracts acceptance will be notified on November, 14 (2011).

Registration Fee

The registration fee for the conference is:

Before 15 February:
bank transfer

After 15 February:
On site (cash only)
Regular 300 euros.
450 euros.
Student 150 euros.
300 euros.

The registration fee must be paid to the account of the Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual after your application has been accepted. Please indicate your name and the title of the conference in the transfer subject.

Ibercaja (account number): 2085 2310 3803 3004 4193
IBAN: ES44 2085 2310 3803 3004 4193

Contact information

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Bus Transportation

The center provides free buses with depart:
From Barcelona, Universitat de Barcelona, Diagonal 686, Metro: L3 Palau Reial (Note that the bus stops opposite University of Barcelona, Facultat de Física i Química) at 15:00h with a stop at the airport (at the entrance of Car Park A, next to the Police Office, on your left from terminal T2 A) at 15:30h.

Return buses:
From Benasque to Barcelona airport will depart at 9:00h.
The trip by bus to Barcelona takes 6h. The trip by car only takes 3h 30m.

Bus trajectories and dates:
- Barcelona - Benasque, Mar 11.
- Benasque - Barcelona, Mar 17.

Registration & accommodation

Application deadline is January 18

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