Photothermal effects in plasmonics, PEP2018, Porquerolles
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This first edition of the Summer School 'Photothermal Effects in Plasmonics' will take place in Porquerolles' Island, from the 24th to the 29th of June 2018. It is intended to gather more than 60 people from many countries worldwide in a wonderful place on the Mediterranean see.

For this first edition, 12 lectures and 3 contributing talks will be proposed to cover most of the concepts involved in thermoplasmonics, from the fundamentals to the more advanced and promising applications, in order to enlarge your vision and gain solid knowledge in thermoplasmonics. In addition, posters and discussion sessions will be organized, to make this school the perfect occasion to share your latest findings and research projects.

This school is open to anyone, from young students entering this field of research, to advanced researchers. It is targeting researchers from various backgrounds, from physics to biology. All in all, the watchword for each lecture will be to start from scratch and finish with the most advanced research.

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Heating metal nanoparticles with light. This is what the field of thermoplasmonics deals with and this is what this Summer School is all about. The chart aside displays statistics collected from in March 2017. It is intended to give an idea of the evolution of this field of thermoplasmonics.

The most exciting aspect of thermoplasmonics is that it enables one to carry out research in many fields of science. A general understanding of the world of thermoplasmonics involves knowledge in (take a deep breath) nano-optics, plasmonics, thermodynamics, molecular fluorescence, Raman spectroscopy, X-ray spectroscopy, NV centres and nanodiamonds, cell biology, organic and inorganic chemistry, fluid dynamics, phase transition, magnetism and magnetic recording, biomedicine, cancer therapy, graphene, lanthanides, acoustics, SERS, thermophoresis, fluid superheating, bubble dynamics, black body radiation, etc. This diversity of concepts along with the fact that thermoplasmonics couples optics and thermodynamics make a general understanding of thermoplasmonics difficult. This Summer School was born from this observation.

The purpose of this School consists in bringing together different communities working at the interface between small-scale thermal effects and biology. In particular, a special emphasis will be placed on applications in biomedicine, and in biology at the molecular, cellular and tissular levels.