This WE-Heraeus-Seminar aims to offer to its participants an introduction into the state of the art in the research field of thermal radiation and heat conduction at the nanoscale. It is widely open to physicist, chemists, and engineers (PhD students, postdocs, senior scientists) interested in the field and the ways to modify and tailor the thermal radiation emitted both in far and near field as well as heat conduction by nanostructured materials. The program of the seminar will be organized in a series of lectures (typically 45 minutes + 15 minutes discussion) given by internationally recognized scientists in theoretical or experimental research. These lectures will give beside a pedagogical introduction into specific topics of the field an overview of present development, new insights and novel result in theory as well as techniques and methods of measurements.
Beside the invited lectures, a limited number of participants can also contribute with an oral presentation. Furthermore, a poster session will be organized in order to present the most recent works and discuss on a more face-to-face platform. There will be also a best poster award which is funded by the WE-Heraeus-Stiftung. The participants are invited to propose contributions for this purpose.