Plenary speakers

Alexandra Boltasseva
Purdue University, West Lafayette (USA)

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Mark L. Brongersma
Stanford University, Stanford (USA) 

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Tie Jun Cui
Southeast University, Nanjing (China)

"Information Metamaterials and Systems"

Tie Jun Cui is the Chief Professor of Southeast University, Nanjing, China. He is also the Founding Director of the Institute of Electromagnetic Space, Southeast University. His research interests include metamaterials and computational electromagnetics. He proposed the concepts of digital coding and programmable metamaterials and realized their first prototypes, based on which he further proposed information metamaterials to bridge the physical world and digital world and new architecture information systems. He received the National NaturalScience Awards of China in 2014 and 2018. He is the Academician of Chinese Academy of Science, and IEEE Fellow.


Sebastian Huber
Institut für Theoretische Physik, Zurich (Switzerland)

"Dissipation Engineering for New Topological Phenomena"

Sebastian Huber studied physics at ETH Zürich where he received his diploma in 2004. After his doctoral studies at ETH Zürich under the supervision of Prof. Gianni Blatter he moved to the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel. During his time in Israel he was generously supported by fellowships from the Swiss friends of the Weizmann Institute, the Koshland prize and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). In 2012 he returned to the Institute for Theoretical Physics at ETH Zürich as an SNSF Professor. In 2015 Sebastian Huber started a line of experimental research on metamaterials design. Since 2018, he runs his research group under the framework of an ERC Consolidator Grant. Sebastian Huber's research interest are centered around the theoretical and experimental investigation of classical topological wave phenomena as well as the application of information theory and machine learning to the foundations of quantum statistical many-​body systems.

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