EPS Symposium on the Third Generation Metamaterials (Metamaterials 3.0)
is postponed to 18-21 August 2021, Grand Hotel San Michele, Cetraro, Calabria, Italy. The check in is done on the 17th and check out on the 22nd of August. The 21st is potentially reserved for a social excursion to Eolian islands.
Over the years the field of metamaterials has evolved from engineering artificial media with exotic properties such as negative and zero refractive indices, chirality, optical magnetism, epsilon-near-zero features and other characteristics (the first generation) to the development of tunable, switchable and reconfigurable metamaterials and metasurfaces (the second generation). This field has now entered into its third generation, as it is rapidly expanding into the domain of quantum technologies, artificial intelligence and topological photonics. This Symposium organized by the European Physical Society will aim to be a discussion forum exploring this evolving research direction.
It will also be an occasion to celebrate the 65th birthdays of
Prof. Nader Engheta, University of Pennsylvania, USA and Nikolay Zheludev, ORC, United Kingdom
two metamaterial pioneers whose vision and scientific achievements seminally inspired the first generation, advanced the second generation, and continue to lead the path for the third generation of metamaterial science and technology.
Andrea Alù, CUNY (USA)
Cesare Soci, NTU (Singapore)
Giuseppe Strangi, Case Western Reserve University (USA)