Polaritons for Chemistry and Materials Science

Francisco Garcia-Vidal

Universidad Autonoma de Madrid

Francisco J. Garcia-Vidal is a scientific group leader and full professor at the Condensed Matter theory group of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM). Prof. Garcia-Vidal has published more than 230 articles in international journals and has given over 90 invited talks at international conferences. Garcia-Vidal’s articles have received more than 18.000 citations according to the ISI Web of Knowledge and his Hirsch factor is 60. In 2012, Prof. García-Vidal was awarded with an ERC-Advanced Grant entitled ``PLASMONANOQUANTA’’. He has been recently included in the list of the 130 most influential physicists of the decade 2003-2013 elaborated by Thomson Reuters.


Exciton transport plays a crucial rule in natural phenomena such as photosynthesis and in artificial devices such as organic solar cells, but is inefficient in many organic materials. We will discuss how the formation of... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Francisco Garcia-Vidal (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid)

Topic Areas

Photonic & plasmonic nanomaterials , Strong light-matter interactions at the nanoscale , Quantum nano-optics


PL2b » Plenary Speeches (10:45 - Thursday, 14th September, Auditorium)

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