International PhD Academy
May 11 – 15, 2020 | Postponed until May 3 – 7, 2021
The 21st century is frequently termed the "century of light". Light sciences and technologies drive research in physics, chemistry, biology and engineering. It is often said that, “if technology in the 20th century was led by the discovery of the electron and the development of electronics, then the 21st century will be led by technologies relying on photons and the development of photonics”.
This PhD Academy aims at giving a broad overview of modern optics and its applications (i.e. photonics) in various fields involving the exploration of matter, the design of original devices involving light (e.g. imaging and medical set-ups, optical communications) and their applications in analytical sciences (e.g. microscopy, spectroscopies), healthcare, manufacture and arts. The course will concentrate on the transversality of the issues addressed and emphasize how the various perspectives to use light have enhanced creativity and innovation of the design of new devices based on light-matter interaction and have contributed to a better understanding of the physical phenomena underlying these effects.
- University of Bordeaux, France
- Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Canada
- Ludwig Maximilians Universität, Germany
Lionel Canioni, University of Bordeaux (Scientific coordinator)
Brahim Lounis, University of Bordeaux (Scientific coordinator)
Laurent Servant, University of Bordeaux (Scientific coordinator)
Martin Hachet, University of Bordeaux
Edouard Gerbaud, University of Bordeaux
Jean-Claude Kieffer, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique
François Légaré, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique
Stefan Maier, Ludwig Maximilians Universität
Paolo Prosposito, University of Rome "Tor Vergata"
Maarten Roeffaers, KU Leuven
Alessandro Farini, National Research Council of Italy
Fabio Peron, Iuav University of Venice
- History of light and light imaging
- Light and healthcare
- Extreme light: low and high energy light
- Technology of light: nano-photonics and photonics devices
- Art and light
- The role of light in augmented reality
- Light in urban planning
- Security and environmental protection
- Transversal skills for academic careers
Who can apply?
This PhD Academy is offered to PhD students, post-docs and researchers in sciences, physics, chemistry, biology, health sciences, art and architecture, archeology.
The PhD Academy is primarily for candidates from VIU's member universities, although applications from excellent external candidates will be considered and evaluated. External candidates admitted to the PhD Academy will pay fees (further information available in the Brochure). VIU Alumni are eligible for a reduced fee.
Students from the VIU member institutions will pay no participation fees. Grant support is also available to support, partially or fully, the costs of international travel; accommodation on campus, in shared rooms, will be offered.
Applicants must submit the (1) application form, (2) a letter of motivation – which should include a short bio and a brief description of the candidate’s research project, (3) a curriculum vitae and (4) a photo.
For further information: please download the Brochure and the Program or write to: firstname.lastname@example.org