3rd EOS Topical Meeting on Terahertz Science & Technology (TST 2012)

Kaiserstejnsky Palace, Prague, Czech Republic
17 June 2012 - 20 June 2012
Submission Timeframe: 
15 December 2011 - 26 February 2012
General Chair(s): 
  • Petr Kužel - Institute of Physics of the ASCR / Czech Republic
  • Peter Uhd Jepsen - Technical University of Denmark / Denmark
Program Committee: 
  • Richard Averitt - Boston University / United States
  • Jean-Louis Coutaz - Université de Savoie / France
  • Guilhem Gallot - Ecole Polytechnique / FR
  • Rupert Huber - Universität Regensburg / Germany
  • Michael Johnston - University of Oxford / United Kingdom
  • Martin Koch - Philipps-Universitaet Marburg / Germany
  • Chiko Otani - Riken Sendai / Japan
  • Paul C.M. Planken - Delft University of Technology / Netherlands
  • Masayoshi Tonouchi - Osaka University / Japan
  • Alessandro Tredicucci - NEST, CNR-NANO / Italy
  • Karl Unterrainer - Technische Universität Wien / Austria
  • Peter Uhd Jepsen - Technical University of Denmark / Denmark
  • Petr Kužel - Institute of Physics of the ASCR / Czech Republic

This meeting is the 3rd of the EOS Topical Meeting Series on THz Science & Technology. Former meetings took place in Paris in 2008 and 2010 under the umbrella of the EOS Annual Meetings 2008 and 2010. 

As of now, registration is only possible on-site. It will open on Sunday, 17 June, from 18:00 - 19:00 and on Monday, 18 June, from 08:00 on. Please check the Final Programme for more details! 




The field of THz Science and Technology is growing at a tremendous speed, as evidenced by the exponentially growing number of publications in this field and by the rapidly increasing number of patents and applications. This topical meeting provides a platform on which the latest results in the generation, detection and use of THz radiation in science and technology will be presented and discussed. The meeting is for senior scientists and (under)graduate students alike. There will be two 45 minute-long Master Class Talks, especially aimed at the undergraduate and graduate student level.

This meeting is the 3rd of the EOS Topical Meeting Series on THz Science & Technology. Former meetings took place in Paris in 2008 and 2010 under the umbrella of the EOS Annual Meetings 2008 and 2010.  


Final Programme

The Final Programme is now online:  Final Programme (pdf-file, 3.2 MB).



  • Emission of THz radiation (QCLs, HEMTs, FELs, synchrotrons, nonlinear optics etc.)
  • Detection of THz radiation (quantum dots, single photon detectors, time-gated, HEMTs etc.)
  • THz integrated optics, waveguiding, plasmonics, metamaterials, photonic crystals
  • Interaction of THz radiation with matter (dielectrics, semiconductors, nanostructured materials, liquid-state dynamics, chemistry, biology, ultrafast spectroscopy etc.)
  • Nonlinear phenomena induced by THz radiation
  • THz far-field and near-field imaging, THz microscopy and microspectroscopy
  • Remote sensing of gases and chemical / biological agents
  • THz applications (security, telecom, remote detection etc.)



Keynote Speaker

  • Xi-Cheng Zhang, University of Rochester (US)



Masterclass Speakers

  • Edmund H. Linfield, University of Leeds (GB)
  • Keith A. Nelson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (US)



Invited Speakers 

  • Dave Cooke, McGill University (CA)
  • Kodo Kawase, Nagoya University (JP)
  • Oleg Mitrofanov, University College London (GB)
  • Hynek Nemec, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Alexej Pashkin, University of Konstanz (DE)
  • Marco Rahm, Technical University of Kaiserslautern (DE)
  • Giacomo Scalari, ETH Zurich (CH)
  • Miriam Vitiello, National Research Council (IT)



Call for Papers

Download the First Announcement & Call for Papers here (PDF file; 534 KB)



Abstract Submission

Contributions are accepted for oral and poster presentation. All accepted contributions are to be published in the digest CD-ROM which will be available at the beginning of the meeting. All authors are requested to register separately from abstract submission.




Paper Publication in JEOS:RP

Attendees of TST 2012 are welcome to submit a paper to the Journal of the European Optical Society - Rapid Publications (JEOS:RP). JEOS:RP is a peer-reviewed open-access journal which is listed with ISI Journal Citation Reports. 2010 Impact Factor: 1.044.

The paper must be an original high-quality contribution connected to this Topical Meeting and will be reviewed according to the normal procedure of the journal. In case of acceptance authors will receive a 20% discount on the publication rate. The paper must be submitted no later than 30 September 2012 (www.jeos.org). The publication of a paper in JEOS:RP is an option, but no obligation.

Publication rates:
320 € (instead of 400 €) for non-members
280 € (instead of 350 €) for full EOS members 




Dates and Deadlines

Opening of online submission 16 January 2012
Abstract submission deadline 17 February 2012
Notification to authors 9 March 2012
Publication of the Advance Programme 23 March 2012
Early-bird registration deadline 20 April 2012



Registration Fees

The fee includes full-time participation in the meeting, welcome reception, coffee breaks and lunches as well as one copy of the meeting digest CD-ROM.

Registrations from companies and non-university research institutes registered in EU countries (except Germany) are exempted from VAT, if VAT no. is given.



Late registration

Universities, private persons,
German and Non-EU companies and non-university research

EU companies and
EU non-university research institutes
(except Germany)

Late registration
for members

642.60 €

(incl. 19% VAT)

540 €

(excl. VAT, VAT no. required)

Late registration
for non-members

725.90 €

(incl. 19% VAT)

610 €

(excl. VAT, VAT no. required)

Late registration
for student members

368.90 €

(incl. 19% VAT)

310 €

(excl. VAT, VAT no. required)

Late registration
for student non-members

404.60 €

(incl. 19% VAT)

340 €

(excl. VAT, VAT no. required)

Late registration for invited speakers

464.10 €

(incl. 19% VAT)

390 €

(excl. VAT, VAT no. required)




Welcome Reception

Don't miss the official welcome reception on Sunday, 17 June before the first conference day.

Where: Foyer & Saloons, 1st Floor, Kaiserstejnsky Palace
When: Sunday, 17 June 2012; 18:30 - 20:00 CEST




Conference Dinner

The conference dinner will be taking place on Monday, 18 June from 19:30 – 22:00 CEST in the venue Kaiserstejnsky Palace.

The registration fee includes an international style buffet with cold & warm food as well as beverages. Additional spirits are to be paid separately.

Where: Foyer & Halls, 1st Floor, Kaiserstejnsky Palace

When: Monday, 18 June 2012; 19:30 – 22.00 CEST

Costs per person: 28.00 Euro (+ 19% VAT)

++++   Registration Deadline: 11 June 2012  +++++



Sponsoring & Advertising Options

Interested in presenting your products and services at TST 2012? See our sponsor's and advertiser's guide (PDF-file; 534 KB) for details or contact us at tst2012@myeos.org

Table top (manned) 990 €
Table top (unmanned) 550 €
Conference bag/folder inserts 550 €
Conference programme advertising 250 - 700 €
Web banner advertising 300 - 850 €
Lanyard advertising 990 €
Coffee break sponsoring 300 - 500 €
Conference bag advertising 2,000 €
Conference dinner sponsoring 2,000 €
* All rates excl. 19% VAT. Bookings from companies and non-university research institutes registered in EU countries (except Germany) are exempted from VAT.


Invitation Letters

If you require an invitation letter for this meeting, please fill in the invitation letter form: www.myeos.org/events/invitation.




Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, is a most valuable historical city reserve. In 1992, the historical core of the city covering 866 hectares was listed in the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage Register. Prague represents a unique collection of historical monuments dominated by the Prague Castle which towers high above the city (www.praguewelcome.cz).

TST 2012 will take place at Kaiserstejnsky Palace which is located in the Prague Lesser Town and has been hosting events for more than three centuries.  
Its total reconstruction began under the architects Zdeněk Pokorný and Jaroslav Bělský in 1977, and it was registered a UNESCO heritage site in 1981. Restitution procedures were completed and the palace returned to its original owners in 1997. 




Travel and Accommodation

 A list of  recommended hotels as well as information about how to get to Prague can be downloaded here.




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