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Fakultät Physik

7th International Workshop on Rydberg Excitons in Semiconductors

Excitons – bound pairs of electrons and holes in a semiconducting material – can be produced in excited internal states by means of laser excitation. More than 60 years after their discovery in cuprous oxide semiconductors, the investigation of such Rydberg excitons is currently attracting increasing world-wide interest due to their vastly exaggerated properties. Just like for their atomic counterparts, the enhanced external-field sensitivity and strong mutual interactions of such Rydberg states makes them attractive systems for fundamental studies of basic quantum phenomena and suggests exciting opportunities for future applications, such as nonlinear optical interfaces.

The workshop will bring together international researchers to share latest results, to discuss current challenges, and to explore future perspectives and new opportunities in this growing and vibrant field of research.


The scientific part of the conference will take place at the International Meeting Center , Emil-Figge-Straße 59, 44227 Dortmund, Germany.


The Courtyard by Marriott Dortmund Hotel, situated only a 13-minute walk from the event venue, offers accommodations at an exclusive rate of €119 per night. To book your room, please use the following link:

Hadiseh Alaeian (Purdue) 

Valentin Walther (Purdue) 

Jörg Main (Stuttgart)

Thomas Boulier (Toulouse)

Harald Giessen (Stuttgart)

Sylwia Zielinska-Raczynska (Bydgoszcz)

Khabat Heshami (Ottawa)

Nobuko Naka (Kyoto)

Na Young Kim (Waterloo)

Ruth Oulton (Bristol)

Will be announced soon.

The workshop is open to all and is free of charge. To participate, please register by sending an email to rydex.e2.physiktu-dortmundde. In your email, include your first name, last name, affiliation, email address, and specify your intended contribution: poster presentation, talk, or attendance only. Please use this template for your abstract. The submission deadline is May 3rd, 2024.

Prof. Dr. Marc Aßmann

Email: marc.assmanntu-dortmundde

Phone: +49 (0)231 755-8818

TU Dortmund

  • Prof.  Marc Aßmann, Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany
  • Prof. Stefan Scheel, Universität Rostock, Germany
  • Prof. Matthew P.A. Jones, Durham University, UK
  • Prof. Thomas Pohl, Technische Universität Wien, Austria