Saturday, 25 February 2012

3rd EOS Topical Meeting on Terahertz Science & Technology (TST 2012)

 Kaiserstejnsky Palace, Prague, Czech Republic
 17 June 2012 - 20 June 2012
Submission Timeframe: 
 15 December 2011 - 24 February 2012
General Chair(s): 
  • Petr Kužel - Institute of Physics of the ASCR / Czech Republic
  • Peter Uhd Jepsen - Technical University of Denmark / Denmark
Program Committee: 
  • Richard Averitt - Boston University / United States
  • Jean-Louis Coutaz - Université de Savoie / France
  • Guilhem Gallot - Ecole Polytechnique / FR
  • Rupert Huber - Universität Konstanz / Germany
  • Michael Johnston - University of Oxford / United Kingdom
  • Martin Koch - Philipps-Universitaet Marburg / Germany
  • Chiko Otani - Riken Sendai / Japan
  • Paul C.M. Planken - Delft University of Technology / Netherlands
  • Masayoshi Tonouchi - Osaka University / Japan
  • Alessandro Tredicucci - NEST, CNR-NANO / Italy
  • Karl Unterrainer - Technische Universität Wien / Austria


  • Emission of THz radiation (QCLs, HEMTs, FELs, synchrotrons, nonlinear optics etc.)
  • Detection of THz radiation (quantum dots, single photon detectors, time-gated, HEMTs etc.)
  • THz integrated optics, waveguiding, plasmonics, metamaterials, photonic crystals
  • Interaction of THz radiation with matter (dielectrics, semiconductors, nanostructured materials, liquid-state dynamics, chemistry, biology, ultrafast spectroscopy etc.)
  • Nonlinear phenomena induced by THz radiation
  • THz far-field and near-field imaging, THz microscopy and microspectroscopy
  • Remote sensing of gases and chemical / biological agents
  • THz applications (security, telecom, remote detection etc.)

Keynote Speaker

  • Xi-Cheng Zhang, University of Rochester (US)

Masterclass Speakers

  • Edmund H. Linfield, University of Leeds (GB)
  • Keith A. Nelson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (US)

Invited Speakers 

  • Dave Cooke, McGill University (CA)
  • Kodo Kawase, Nagoya University (JP)
  • Junichiro Kono, Rice University (US)
  • Oleg Mitrofanov, University College London (GB)
  • Hynek Nemec, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Alexej Pashkin, University of Konstanz (DE)
  • Marco Rahm, Technical University of Kaiserslautern (DE)
  • Giacomo Scalari, ETH Zurich (CH)
  • Miriam Vitiello, National Research Council (IT)
Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, is a most valuable historical city reserve. In 1992, the historical core of the city covering 866 hectares was listed in the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage Register. Prague represents a unique collection of historical monuments dominated by the Prague Castle which towers high above the city (
TST 2012 will take place at Kaiserstejnsky Palace which is located in the Prague Lesser Town and has been hosting events for more than three centuries.  
Its total reconstruction began under the architects Zdeněk Pokorný and Jaroslav Bělský in 1977, and it was registered a UNESCO heritage site in 1981. Restitution procedures were completed and the palace returned to its original owners in 1997. 

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