The school continued the tradition of the summer schools on physics of nanostructures, surfaces and thin films held every three years in the Czech Republic. The programme of the schools aims at presenting current trends of research at both tutorial as well as state-of-the-art level. The school also connects the areas of fundamental research to the vital areas of technology: nano-electronics, renewable energy and life science applications.
The school was organized with support by IUVSTA and it also was a part of an outreach activities of FP7 project PolySiMode,
project OPVK 2.4 – Research4Industry, CEITEC andCzech Nanoteam. The school organization also relied on the Czech Vacuum Society and Czech Physical Society and last, but not least, a group of the academic research institutes and universities.
The school brought together 166 people (15 speakers, 128 participants and 23 company
representatives) from 15 countries (Austria, Belgium, China, Czech Republic,
France, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom).
With thanks to everybody who contributed to the school success
Antonín Fejfar (school co-chair)
Institute of Physics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Cukrovarnická 10, 162 53 Prague 6, Czech Republic
Tomáš Šikola (school co-chair)
Institute of Physical Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering,
Brno University of Technology, Technická 2, 616 69 Brno, Czech Republic