466th WE-Heraeus-Seminar

Coherent Raman Scattering Microscopy (microCARS2010)

October 18 - 20, 2010
Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, Germany






The main objective of this discussion meeting is to ascertain scientific exchange between experts who have already significantly contributed or will participate in the further development of Coherent Raman Scattering (CRS) microscopy beyond current levels of detection sensitivity, spatial resolution, and information content. This seminar aims to highlight present frontier research in different areas of optical physics and coherent Raman spectroscopy, ranging from nonlinear optics, optical microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, femtosecond pulse shaping and coherent control schemes. Furthermore, microCARS2010 seeks to stimulate innovative, interdisciplinary and broad scientific collaborations in the realization of compelling applications of CRS microscopy in the material and life sciences, thus exemplifying its full potential.

This WE-Hereaus-Seminar builds on the success of the first European Conference on Coherent Raman Scattering Microscopy (
microCARS2008) held in Igls (near Innsbruck) in 2008, and is open for all interested researchers, worldwide. We encourage submissions of poster presentations, from which contributed short talks will be selected. Posters will be on display throughout the entire meeting. The participation of PhD-students and Postdocs working in the emerging field of nonlinear optical microscopy is especially encouraged.


This seminar is kindly supported by the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation. The workshop is free of charge for members of public institutions (includes accommodation and meals). The fee for attendees from commercial organizations will be 300 Euro (includes hotel accommodation and meals).







Invited Speakers:


·         Emmanuel Beaurepaire, Ecole Polytechnique - Palaiseau

·         Mischa Bonn, AMOLF

·         Paola Borri, Cardiff University

·         Giulio Cerullo, Politecnico di Milano

·         Philip Hemmer, Texas A&M University

·         Mikael Käll, Chalmers University

·         Alfred Leitenstorfer, University of Konstanz

·         Sang-Hyun Lim, University of Texas at Austin

·         Herman Offerhaus, University of Twente

·         Dan Oron, Weizmann Institute of Science

·         Cees Otto, University of Twente

·         Yasuyuki Ozeki, Osaka University

·         Hervé Rigneault, Domaine Universitaire de St Jerome

·         Monika Ritsch-Marte, Innsbruck Medical University

·         Warren S. Warren, Duke University





For downloading the complete Scientific Programme as a pdf-file, click here.


 We look forward to seeing you in October 2010 in Bad Honnef.


·  Andreas Volkmer, University of Stuttgart

·  Andreas Zumbusch, University of Constance

·  Yaron Silberberg, Weizmann Institute of Science






General schedule:

The scientific program is scheduled to start on Monday, 18 October 2010, 08:40 h and will end on Wednesday, 20 October 2010, after lunch. Arrival is planned for Sunday (17-OCT-2010) afternoon/evening. The registration desk will be open on Sunday from 17:00 h to 21:00 h and on Monday morning. Departure will be on Wednesday (20-OCT-2010) after lunch or, because of transport connections, on Thursday morning, after breakfast.

On Sunday evening from 18:30 h a reception and a buffet supper will be provided.
On Monday the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation invites all participants to a welcome dinner and to a social evening.



Venue and accommodation:

The conference venue is the Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, Hauptstrasse 5, 53604 Bad Honnef, Germany. The seminar, overnight stay and meals will take place in the same building or in nearby hotels. Accommodation will be booked for you automatically upon acceptance of your participation by the organizers.



Travel information:


For travel options to the Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, please refer to http://www.pbh.de/.


Contact, last update November 1, 2010