Camp focus

The Science Camp brings together 60 early-career scientists in the field of photonics but also science writers and editors in an unconventional format – mixing contributed and invited talks, seminars and debates – to present and discuss the latest research and future directions of the field in an open atmosphere and help developing the Complex Nanophotonics community.


Scientific topics include:

  • Wave transport and mesoscopic phenomena in disordered media
  • Metamaterials and metasurfaces
  • Nano-optics in complex systems
  • Imaging in turbid media
  • Deep learning, optical neural networks
  • Quantum optics in disordered media
  • Correlated and hyperuniform disordered media
  • Biomimetics in photonics
  • Optical micromanipulation

2021 online sessions

We have decided to postpone our mythical event at the Cumberland Lodge to summer 2022 and replace it by a series of three online sessions that will take place on the 14th, 21st and 28th of July 2021 (all wednesdays). All times are given in UK time (which will be GMT+1).

Wednesday July 14th (14.00 – 16.30 UK time)

14.00 – 14.15

Welcome, meet and greet


16.00 – 16.30

Group discussion followed by closing


Wednesday July 21st (14.00 – 16.30 UK time)

14.00 – 14.05



16.15 – 16.30

Group discussion followed by closing

Wednesday July 28th (9.00 – 11.30 UK time)

9.00 – 9.05


9.05 – 9.45

Laura Cobus

University of Auckland, New-Zealand

10.35 – 11.15

Matt Edgar

M Squared Lasers, UK

11.15 – 11.30

Group discussion followed by closing