Phonsi Summer School - 22 to 26 May 2017 in Fréjus, France

Phonsi Summer School


*** If you are not affiliated with Phonsi but wish to participate in this school: please email richard [dot] penny [at] ugent [dot] be before 12 May 2017 to arrange your attendance. ***
Talks are Monday 22 May to Friday 26 May 2017. A stay at the accomodation until Sunday 28 May is possible.
La Villa Clythia, Fréjus, Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, France

Practical Information:
Accommodation and talks, along with provided food and drinks, are in La Villa Clythia:
Transportation from Nice International airport to La Villa Clythia has several options. There is a hired coach (TBC time) on Sunday 21 May. Alternative transportation from airport is via TGV train (fare around 10 euros) or bus 3003 (fare around 20 euros) to St Raphael-Valescure train-station.
From St. Raphael station to La Villa Clythia, there are several free shuttles (times TBC). Alternatively use a taxi (fare around 15 euros per taxi) or ligne n°3 regional bus (fare of 1.10 euro) which has a stop at La Villa Clythia. Regional bus details and timetable at
Note for train users: stop at St Raphael station instead of Frejus. They are at equal distance from Villa Clythia but Fréjus has less chance of train stops and taxis.


Day 1, Monday May 22 

9.00 – 12.00: Moungi Bawendi (MIT) on "General introduction to QDs"
20 minutes coffee break at 10.30.
12.00 – 15.00: Lunch and activities or free time 
20 minutes coffee session at 14.40.
15.00 – 15.45: Fabien Delpech (INSA, Toulouse) on "Organometallic Approach to Nanoparticles : Ligands, Luminescence and Catalysis"
16.00 – 16.45: Mickael Tessier (Ghent University) on "Progresses in the synthesis of III-V nanocrystals"
17.00 – 17.45: Philippe Smet (Ghent University) on "Are quantum dots superseding traditional phosphors in solid state lighting?"
Evening: Dinner

Day 2, Tuesday May 23 

9.00 – 12.00: Dimitri Talapin (University of Chicago) on "Nanocrystal assemblies: A modular approach to materials design"
20 minutes coffee break at 10.30.
12.00 – 15.00: Lunch and activities or free time 
20 minutes coffee session at 14.40.
15.00 – 15.45: Gilles Patriarche (CNRS) on "Colloidal Quantum-Dot Heterostructures Studied Using Aberration-Corrected Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy"
16.00 – 16.45: Christophe Coperet (ETH Zürich) on "Surface Enhanced NMR Spectroscopy (DNP SENS): a powerful tool to characterize functional materials at a molecular level"
17.00 – 17.45: Benjamin Abecassis (Paris-Sud University) on "Small Angle X-ray Scattering Methods for Nanoparticle Research"
Evening: Dinner

Day 3, Wednesday May 24 

9.00 – 12.00: Philippe Guyot-Sionnest (University of Chicago) on "QDs for IR photodetection"
20 minutes coffee break at 10.30.
12.00: Lunch
Afternoon voluntary activities: walking tour at Massif, followed by vineyards tour. (Timing TBC)
A bus will depart La Villa to the Massif area, and pass by La Villa prior to the vineyards to pick up / drop off people who wish to only participate in one activity. A return to La Villa is expected in time for an 8pm dinner.
Evening: Dinner

Day 4, Thursday May 25 

9.00 – 12.00: Wolfgang Langbein (Cardiff University) on "Ultrafast spectroscopy of semiconductor nanocrystals"
20 minutes coffee break at 10.30.
12.00 – 15.00: Lunch and activities or free time 
20 minutes coffee session at 14.40.
15.00 – 16.45: Jean Michel Gerard (CEA: Le Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives) on "Epitaxially grown quantum dots"
17.00 – 17.45: Freddy Rabouw (Utrecht University) on "Spectroscopy of individual semiconductor nanocrystals"
Evening: Dinner

Day 5, Friday May 22 

9.00 – 9.45: Volodymyr Dzhagan (Technical University of Chemnitz) on "Phonons in semiconductor nanocrystals"
10.00 – 11.45: Jean-Pierre Hermier (Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines) on "Spectroscopy methods for the time coherence measurement of single quantum dots fluorescence"
15 minutes coffee break at 11.00.
12.00 – 13.30: Lunch and free time 
13.30 – 14.15: Patrick Baesjou (Utrecht University) on Insights from Industry
Evening: Dinner