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Quantum Photonics in solid state devices

Predoctoral School

8 - 12 April, 2024 Lecce, Italy

About the school

The school will run for 5 days, starting from Monday, April 8th, and concluding on Friday, April 12th 2024. Our schedule consists of morning theory classes followed by afternoon experimental sessions. During the school, we will be offering comprehensive services that include daily breakfast, lunches, and accommodation for participants. We look forward to welcoming enthusiastic students for an enriching learning experience.

The school is a gateway to the fascinating realm of quantum photonics in solid-state devices. Whether you're an undergraduate or recent graduate, our program is designed to provide you with essential knowledge, laying the foundation for an exciting Ph.D. course in this cutting-edge field. The program is dedicated to exploring light-matter interactions at the quantum scale, covering a wide range of physics concepts from Bose-Einstein condensation to quantum fluids of light, with a focus on the behaviour of atoms, photons, and polaritons.

What sets "quantum photonics in solid-state devices" apart is our interdisciplinary approach. We integrate theoretical understanding with hands-on experimentation and programming, encouraging students to delve into the intricacies of quantum systems. In our state-of-the-art laboratories, students collaborate with distinguished researchers who are not only experts in their respective fields but also passionate mentors dedicated to nurturing the next generation of quantum scientists.

Applications will be carefully reviewed, and a maximum of 50 students will be selected based on the information provided and the accompanying references.

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Lecce, renowned for its rich historical heritage and stunning architecture, provides the perfect backdrop for an immersive learning experience. The experimental sessions will take place at the state-of-the-art facilities of the CNR Institute of Nanotechnology.


Students will receive complimentary accommodation starting from Sunday, April 7th, and extending through Friday, April 12th. You will be staying at the charming Arryvo Hotel, located in Lecce's historical center.

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Organised by

  • Iacopo Carusotto (CNR-INO, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica)
  • Alessandro Tredicucci (Universita di Pisa)
  • Salvatore Savasta (Universita degli Studi di Messina)
  • Dario Gerace (Universita di Pavia)
  • Milena De Giorgi (CNR Nanotec, Istituto di Nanotecnologia)
  • Daniele Sanvitto (CNR Nanotec, Istituto di Nanotecnologia)
  • Simone De Liberato (CNR-IFN and University of Southampton)
  • Dario Ballarini (CNR Nanotec, Istituto di Nanotecnologia)
  • Dimitrios Trypogeorgos (CNR Nanotec, Istituto di Nanotecnologia)
  • Alessandra Lanotte (CNR Nanotec and INFN, Lecce)

Before you apply make sure you

1. are currently enrolled in the last year of a university program in physics or hold a bachelor's degree in physics but are not enrolled in a Ph.D. program.

2. possess a strong academic record with high grades in relevant courses.

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If you have any questions drop us an email.