SEL 2022

From 09/12/2022 to 09/23/2022

La Vieille Perrotine - CAES du CNRS - 140 Route des Allards, 17310 Saint Pierre d'Oléron


Please download the school flyer here

The proposed thematic school will constitute one of the sessions of the International School "Sound and Light", and will be devoted to nanophononics, that is to say study - most often by optical methods, hence the name "Sound and Light" given to the series of schools - acoustic waves in systems with a nanometric dimension or structure or even strong local heterogeneity. Many fundamental questions currently remain open in this field, concerning in particular the impact of spatial confinement on the photonic and phononic properties of nanostructures, as well as the methods of their coupling, which allows for example the optical detection of vibrations of nanostructures. The engineering of these effects opens the way to new applications in fields as varied as microelectronics, energy conversion or the biomedical sector.
In this 2022 edition, an important place will be given to the study and imaging of viscoelastic biological objects by Brillouin scattering, Raman scattering and impulse methods, in close relation with the COST "BioBrillouin" (https: // which will share its results (, its conclusions and its perspectives with our physicists and biophysicists participants. The COST action "BioBrillouin" will be an active support for the organization and the smooth running of the school, with the participation in the school committee of the head of COST action.

This edition was made possible by the help of various public and private sponsors listed in the "Sponsors" page and is organized by Bertrand Audoin (I2M, Université de Bordeaux, France), Laurent Belliard (INSP, Sorbonne Université, Paris, France), Jean-Charles Beugnot (FEMTO-ST, France), Philippe Djemia (LSPM, Université Sorbonne Paris Nord, Villetaneuse, France), Kareem Elsayad (Vienna Biocenter Core Facilities, Vienne, Autriche), Daniele Fiorettto (Università degli Studi di Perugia), Jérémie Margueritat (ILM, université de Lyon, France).

Registration deadline: July 1st, 2022

Please note that the number of places will be limited to 80

Confirmed Invited speaker

Lucien Saviot, LICB, France
Peter Torök, SCELSE, Singapore
Hervé Rigneault, FRESNEL institute, France
Alberto Bilenca, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
Francesca Palombo, University of Exceter, UK
Robert Prevedel, EMBL, Germany
Pascal Ruello, IMMM, France
Aurélien Crut, iLM, France
Arnaud Arbouet, CEMES, France
Elsa Cassette, LuMIN UMR 9024 Universite Paris-Saclay, ENS Paris-Saclay, CNRS, CentraleSupélec, France
Eva Weig, Universität Konstanz, Germany
Valentina Giordano, ILM, France
Birgit Stiller, Max Planck Institute, Germany
Luc Thévenaz, EPFL, Switzerland
Thomas Dehoux, iLM, France
Philip Russel, Max Planck Institute, Germany
Kerry Vahala, CALTECH, USA
Daniel Kimura, C2N, France
Nathalie Lidgi-Guigui, LSPM, France
Lukas Jakob, University of Cambridge, England
Bernard Perrin, INSP, France
Gregory Hartland, University of Notre Dame, USA
Silvia Boccato, IMPMC, France
Kareem Elsayad - Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Ivan Favero, MPQ, univ Paris Diderot


January 2022 Online program upload
Mid January 2022 Pre-registration opens
June 2022 Definitive registration