This event will be held in Fiesta Sicilia Resort in Campofelice di Roccella (Sicily – Italy) from 27 of August to 2 of September 2017.!#$

The program of ISPP 2017 will cover modern trends in
•Organic, inorganic and hybrid microcavities
•Polariton lasers
•Polariton quantum simulators
•Polariton switches
•Rabi oscillations
•Bose-Einstein condensation and superfluidity of exciton-polaritons
•Plasmonic cavities
•Polariton waveguides
•Perovskites and hybrid solar elements

The aim of the School is to bring together young researchers and the leading minds in the field of light-matter coupling, nanophotonics, and photovoltaics to share their knowledge and inspire future developments in critical research fields.

Confirmed lecturers for ISPP 2017:

•Natasha Berloff (University of Cambridge, UK)
•Jenny Clark (University of Sheffield, UK)
•Christof Dietrich (University of Wuerzburg, Germany)
•Mikhail Glazov (Ioffe Physical-Techinal University, Russia)
•Sven Hoefling (University of Wuerzburg, Germany & University of St.Andrews, UK)
•Alexey Kavokin (University of Southampton, UK & St.Petersburg State University, Russia)
•Jonathan Keeling (University of St.Andrews, UK)
•Rainer Mahrt (IBM Zurich, Switzerland)
•Mikhail Portnoi (University of Exeter, UK)
•Christian Schneider (University of Wuerzburg, Germany)
•David Snoke (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
•Graham Turnbull (University of St.Andrews, UK)
•Jana Zaumseil (University of Heidelberg, Germany)


The Fiesta Sicilia Resort is situated on the beachfront and 45km from Palermo. The beach located just in front of the hotel is private and for the exclusive use of guests.
Featuring lush, Mediterranean landscaping and a beautiful natural environment, the all-inclusive Fiesta Sicilia Resort offers guests modern and comfortable facilities. The hotel has two large restaurants serving the best in Mediterranean and international cuisine, with rich Sicilian specialties and a pleasant and refined atmosphere. A wide variety of modern facilities and services for all ages, as well as a Wellness Centre, set the background for the holiday of a lifetime right on the Mediterreanean.


The one-day excursion will bring the participants of the School to Enna and the best preserved Norman fortress in Italy, Castello di Lombardia.
We cordially invite PhD students, postdocs and young researchers interested in the rapidly developing fields of Polaritonics and Photovoltaics to participate in the School. Those who are willing to present posters or short contributed talks are requested to send 1-page abstracts to the Scientific Secretary of the School via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Important dates


•May 31, 2017 – Abstract submission deadline
•June 12, 2017 – Early registration deadline
•August 27, 2017 – School opening
•September 2, 2017 – School closing

ISPP 2017 website and contact
Please find detailed information at the website:
For any questions, please contact the ISPP 2017 Organizing Committee via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Looking forward to welcome you in Sicily!

School Chair
Prof. Alexey Kavokin (University of Southampton & St.Petersburg State University)


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