General information

ITMO University invites you to take part in METANANO School for PhD, Master students, engineers, postdocs and researchers. This year the topic of the Summer School is Scattering Problems in Photonics
Fast internet, telecommunications, precise medical diagnostics, ultrasensitive sensors, and solar energy become possible largely due to the development of optical technology and photonics giving us a deep understanding of the interaction between light and matter. Among others scattering phenomena often play a key role in different physical processes. In the scopes of the Summer School, the world's best experts will give lectures grouped into a 5-day course on modern theoretical and experimental aspects of scattering in photonics. The course will start with the fundamentals and will cover the latest achievements as well. The practical classes will help you to get the skills necessary for conducting own scientific research in this new exciting area of physics.

The School is organized by the Department of Physics and Engineering of ITMO University.

Download: School brochure


We cordially invite you to take part as a lecturer in the forthcoming School events. Please contact School Chair to request more information.



Poster session program is available by clicking on the icon below.
Please read the Participant Guide carefully before the School - Download.

Important Dates

  • 31 March, 2020 – Application deadline

  • 1 June, 2020 – Extended application deadline

  • 6 - 10 July, 2020 – METANANO School


Selection of the School participants is made on the basis of applicant’s CV and motivation letter. All registered participants are encouraged to attend Poster Session competition. The best poster will be awarded.
The School will be held online and there is no registration fee for participants.

CIS-university 7000 RUB


All participants of the School will be offered to solve a number of problems given by lecturers. Students who will successfully solve all tasks and present their results will be awarded 3 ECTS.