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The XXVI Edition of the Distributed Doctoral School on Metamaterials will be held on November 24-28, 2014 in Jena. The school, organized by the Abbe Center of Photonics and the METAMORPHOSE Virtual Institute, will be focused on photonic nanomaterials and metamaterials. The school coordinators are Prof. Carsten Rockstuhl (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) and ACP director Prof. Thomas Pertsch.

The present edition of the school is designed for post-graduate students and young researchers who are starting or already working in the field of complex artificial photonic nanomaterials and metamaterials. The course is an introductory course and will provide fundamental knowledge about various aspects that concern theory, fabrication, and characterization of photonic nanomaterials and optical metamaterials. Beside a general introduction, more advanced lectures will be devoted to specific subjects of current interest in the broader context of optical metamaterials. Examples are self-assembled metamaterials, transformation optics, quantum effects in nanoplasmonics, artificial chirality. Specific applications such as invisibility cloaks and perfect absorbers will also be discussed.

The Distributed Doctoral School on Metamaterials is organized in different European cities with research centers in this field since 2005.

The week of the school is divided into two parts. In the first, presentations at the introductory level of the subjects are given. In extension, the last two days of the school are embedded into the International Symposium on Nanophotonics. There, more cutting-edge type presentations are delivered with the purpose to discuss current and future streams of research. The lecturers of the school will deliver keynote presentations at the symposium, which is complemented by further presentations from other international and local researchers.

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