The first Biennial CDT Summer School was attended by delagates from across the world. Invited speakers were:
|David Millar, Stanford University||Jane Jiang, University of Huddersfield|
|Ronald Holzwarth, Max Plank Institute of Quantum optics||Tom Gardiner, National Physical Laboratory|
|Laura Lechuga, Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology||Andy Harvey, University of Glasgow|
|Joachim Wagner, Fraunhofer IAF||Graham Smith, University of St Andrews|
|Samanta Piano, University of Nottingham||Kishan Dholakia, University of St. Andrews|
The Summer School had a packed programme, which can be viewed here.
Research engineer Vladimirs Horjkovs has taken the opportunity to share his expereince of the CDT Summer School. Vladimirs writes:
'My experience from the summer school held recently in St. Andrews is definitely one of a kind! Not only have I learned new information from passionate researchers in their respective areas, but also made some possibly lifelong friendships along the way. In addition, meeting like-minded people from different cultural backgrounds was a great experience and is no doubt extremely useful for my career.
'While all talks were highly interesting, the ones I've found most relevant to my current work were the talks given by Dr. Samanta Piano (University of Nottingham) and Prof. Jane Jiang (University of Huddersfield). These talks provided me with a greater insight into an area of Metrology, especially into the currently available technology and its limitations, hence allowing me to gain a much greater appreciation to this research field and obtain new ideas for future research'.