School and symposium on "Ultrafast Control of Materials"

Acting on, watching and controlling materials

  1. UCM presentation
  2. Scope

UCM presentation

The School and symposium on "Ultrafast Control of Materials“ will be held in Rennes (France). The goal is to have intense and frank scientific exchanges in a very friendly atmosphere on the emerging topics appearing with new laser-based techniques for controlling and understanding materials at work.

UCM aims at gathering experts interested in the study of the control of the physical properties of materials with a special focus on ultrafast science. Topics covered during this meeting will include recent advances in photoinduced phenomena, non-linear phononics, THz science, strong electric field effects and X-FEL science. This international meeting will be held at the Pôle Numérique Rennes Beaulieu from Monday 11th to Thursday 14th June 2018.

Attendance will be limited to 80 participants.

A social event is planned for Thursday 14th: an excursion to Saint-Malo town with dinner in a restaurant intra-muros.


Challenges in ultrafast control of materials and emergence of functions

  • Ultrafast photoinduced phenomena and non-linear phononics: Electronic vs structural dynamics switching function
  • Governing bistability in materials by photoinduced elastic field: Cooperative transformation and non-volatile memory
  • Switching Correlated material by light or electric-field: Toward strong field physics
  • Theory
  • Ultrafast techniques: X-FEL science, THz science, Pump-probe techniques