June 25th-30th 2017


Trinity College Dublin, Ireland


Monday, March 27, 2017

Invited Speakers

International Experts

OSI 12 / Dublin, Ireland, 2017

OSI is a biennial conference, established in 1995, which highlights new developments in optical techniques for probing interfaces and nanostructures, and explores new advances in basic and applied surface optical science.

OSI 12 will highlight new developments of optical techniques for probing interfaces and nanostructures, and explore new advances in basic and applied science of surface optics.

The organising committees would welcome new topics where relevant to the thematic area of the conference being brought forward for suggestion, and of course new participants in this conference series.

Papers published from the OSI 12 conference will appear in physica status solidi (b).

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Guided visit to Book of Kells and the Old Library in TCD, and the Bus Tour

On Wednesday afternoon we will show you some of the cultural highlights of Dublin city. We will meet outside the Old Library, which houses the Book of Kells, at 14.00. We will split into two groups for guided tours of the Book of Kells and the Old Library in TCD. One group will begin at 14:00 and the other at 14:15. At 15:15 we will be met by a City Sightseeing open top bus at the Nassau St bus stop for a tour of the city centre and nearby sites.

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  • Decisions on acceptance have been sent out.
  • If you think you may need a visa to come to Ireland, please note that it can take two months to issue. The organizers can provide the letter referred to on the website below which should be consulted.
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Confirmed Invited Speakers Each an International leader in their field

Prof Silvana Botti, Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena,

“Stability and electronic properties of new perovskites from high-throughput ab initio calculations”

Prof Louise Bradley, Trinity College Dublin,

“Enhancing Förster nonradiative energy transfer via plasmonic interaction”

Dr Jérémy Butet, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne,

“Second harmonic generation from metal surfaces: from single nanostructures to metasurfaces”

Dr Stefano Dal Conte, Politecnico di Milano,

“Ultrafast photophysics of 2D materials”

Dr Katrin Domke, Max Planck Institute Mainz,

“Tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy at the electrochemical interface”

Prof Cecilia Noguez, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City,

“Induced and intrinsic chiral optical response of nanoscale materials”

Dr Maurizia Palummo, Università di Roma Tor Vergata,

“2D MoS2 and its family: fundamental properties and applications”

Prof Alok Shukla, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay,

“Theory of electronic, magnetic, and optical properties of graphene quantum dots”

Dr Michele Siggel-King, University of Liverpool,

“IR SNOM using an infra-red free electron laser”

Prof Chris Stanton, University of Florida, Gainesville,

“Coherent optic and acoustic phonon spectroscopy for probing electric fields at surfaces and buried interfaces”

Dr Oliver Supplie, Technische Universität Ilmenau,

“In situ control of III/V-on-Si heteroepitaxy by Reflection Anisotropy Spectroscopy”

Prof Hongfei Wang, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richfield,

“Spectral and structural inhomogeneities of molecular surfaces and interfaces with novel sum-frequency generation vibrational spectroscopy”

Dr Ursula Wurstbauer, Technische Universität München,

“Imaging spectroscopic ellipsometry of MoS2”

Prof Anatoly Zayats, King’s College London,

“Nonlinear plasmonics”

Prof Peter Zeppenfeld, Johannes Kepler Universität, Linz,

“Raman spectroscopy of surface phonons on simple metals”

Conference Co-Chairs / Local Organisers Local Trinity College Dublin Organisers

Charles Patterson
Charles Patterson
Professor in Physics
John McGilp
John McGilp
Fellow Emeritus (Physics)
Cormac McGuinness
Cormac McGuinness
Professor in Physics

International Programme Committee

David Aspnes

Friedhelm Bechstedt

Yves Borensztein

Antonio Cricenti

Mike Downer

Norbert Esser

Tony Heinz

John McGilp

Bernardo Mendoza

Cecilia Noguez

Kjeld Pedersen

Olivia Pulci

Theo Rasing

Norman Tolk

Peter Weightman

Dietrich R. T. Zahn

Trinity College Dublin / Irelands Oldest University

Trinity College Dublin is the sole constituent college of the University of Dublin, a research university in Ireland. The college was founded in 1592 as the “mother” of a new university, modelled after the collegiate universities of Oxford and of Cambridge, but, unlike these, only one college was ever established; as such, the designations “Trinity College” and “University of Dublin” are usually synonymous for practical purposes. It is one of the seven ancient universities of Britain and Ireland, as well as Ireland’s oldest university.

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TCD supports Eduroam, which is now widely used in universities: you may wish to consult your home institution about Eduroam log-in procedures. Wifi access will also be provided to those staying TCD accommodation. Please indicate if you are NOT covered by these options during registration.

The organising committees would welcome new topics where relevant to the thematic area of the conference being brought forward for suggestion, and of course new participants in this conference series.

  • Surface sensitive optical techniques
  • Tip and surface enhanced spectroscopy
  • Plasmonics: experiment and theory
  • Nonlinear optical surface spectroscopy
  • Time resolved surface spectroscopy
  • Magneto-optics
  • Microscopic theory and modeling of optical response
  • Optical probes of surface vibrations
  • Optical probes of interfaces to organic layers and biological systems
  • Optics of functionalised surfaces and nanostructures
  • Optics of nanomembranes, graphene-like structures
Abstracts: Monday, March 13, 2017
Early Registration: Saturday, April 1, 2017
Registration: Thursday, June 1, 2017
Registration Cancellation/Amendment: Thursday, June 8, 2017
Post-Conference Publication Submission: Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The conference venue can be reached by the following bus services, with relevant drop-off locations indicated by red symbols in the map:

  • Aircoach – €7 one way or €12 return. The Aircoach leave from the airportevery 15 min to Grafton St (just beside the TCD front gate),
  • Airlink 747 – €6 one way or €10 return. This service runs every 15 min to Busáras (north of River Liffey) or College Green (at TCD front gate),
  • Dublin Bus 16 – A cheaper alternative is to take the regular bus from the airport (bus no. 16) that will take about 45 minutes and will cost €3.30. The exact fare needs to be paid directly to the bus driver. Tickets are available for sale at the small markets in the arrival section of the airport (both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2).

Travelling from Dublin Airport

Dublin airport (DUB) is easily accessible, with flight connections to almost all major European and inter-continental cities. From either airport terminal, Dublin city centre can be reached either by bus or by taxi.


Taxis are readily available outside both terminal buildings. A taxi will take about 20-30 minutes (depending on traffic). The usual fare for a journey to Dublin city centre is approx. 25 EUR. The trip can be shortened by asking the driver to take the Port Tunnel. At most times this will incur a 3 EUR toll charge. However, at peak times on weekdays (06:00-10:00 from airport to city; 1600-1900 from city to airport), the toll charge rises to 10 EUR.

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