Conference on

Coherent Raman Scattering Microscopy (microCARS2012)

October 14 - 16, 2012
Wilhelm-Kempf-Haus in Naurod

(near Frankfurt/Main airport), Germany



The main objective of this discussion meeting is to ascertain scientific exchange between experts who have contributed or will participate in the further development and application of Coherent Raman Scattering (CRS) and of related nonlinear optical microscopies beyond current levels of detection sensitivity, spatial resolution, and information content. The conference highlights 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, microCARS2012 seeks to stimulate innovative, interdisciplinary and broad scientific collaborations in the application of CRS microscopy in the material and life sciences.

This meeting builds on the success of the
microCARS2008 conference held in Igls, Austria, in 2008 and its succession in Bad Honnef in 2010, microCARS2010. The participation is open for all interested researchers. We especially encourage the participation of PhD-students and Postdocs working in the emerging field of nonlinear optical microscopy, for which tutorial lectures will be organized.


The conference is kindly supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and will be jointly organized with the EU-COST Action MP1102 workshop “Chemical imaging by Coherent Raman microscopy – microCoR”. Attendance is free of charge (no conference fee) for members of academic institutions, including meals, refreshments and conference materials. Attendees from commercial organizations are welcomed, and should contact the organizers.




List of Invited Speakers:


·        Daniel Coté, Centre de Recherche de l'Institut en Santé Mentale du Québec

·        Christian Freudiger, Harvard University

·        Manuel Joffre, Ecole Polytechnique - Palaiseau

·        Sang-Hyun Lim, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology

·        David M. McCamant, University of Rochester

·        Ioan Notingher, University of Nottingham

·        Michel Orrit, Universiteit Leiden

·        Yasuyuki Ozeki, Osaka University




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



We look forward to seeing you in October 2012 in Naurod.


·  Andreas Volkmer, University of Stuttgart

·  Andreas Zumbusch, University of Constance

· Mischa Bonn, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research






General Schedule:


The scientific program is scheduled to start on Sunday, 14 October 2012, 14:00 h and will end on Tuesday, 16 October 2012, 16:00 h. The registration desk will be open on Sunday from 13:00 h. On Sunday evening from 18:30 h, all participants are invited to a welcome buffet dinner and to a social evening. The Poster Session will take place on Monday evening. In order to stimulate as much exchange and discussion as possible, posters will be on display throughout the entire meeting.


Venue and Accommodation:


The conference venue is the Wilhelm-Kempf-Haus in 65207 Wiesbaden Naurod, Germany. The seminar, overnight stay and meals will take place in the same building or in nearby hotels. A list of hotel options in the direct vicinity of the venue is provided here for download.



Travel information:


For travel options to the venue, you will find directions for downloading here.




Contact, last update October 24, 2012