The next ICFO School on the Frontiers of Light will take place from 3-7 July 2017 on New Frontiers in Optical Trapping and Optical Manipulation.
Nearly 40 years after the seminal work by Arthur Ashkin, Optical trapping and manipulation has become a transversal enabling tool involved in many aspects of Science, from fundamental Physics to Biology. This new edition of the ICFO School on the Frontiers of Light, will introduce the students to the physics of optical forces and the principal current trends in the field, including statistical physics, optomechanics, biophysics and soft matter. The school agenda includes pedagogical lectures on selected topics, research seminars, group discussion sessions, and lab tours and is ideally designed for master-level students and beginners in the field. The school will be complemented by a one-day symposium which will bring together worldwide experts from different communities who will present some of the main emerging trends.
The school will include 4 days of lectures from 3-6 July. The scientific Symposium will run on Friday 7 July with invited talks from leading international researchers. More details about the Symposium can be found here.