Nature Research Symposium

“Metamaterials and Grand Challenges”

The metamaterials community has come a long way since the proposal by Veselago, allowing exciting material capabilities. But can metamaterials address the so-called “grand challenges” and major health and technology issues on a global scale? Nature Communications, Nature Materials and Nature Photonics are organising a Nature Research Symposium discussing some “grand challenges”, where leading experts from various communities will gather to talk about the potential of metamaterials to improve upon state-of-the-art for some well-known and unexplored avenues of research.

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

Andrei Faraon - "Flat and conformal optics with dielectric metasurfaces" 
Giuseppe Strangi - "Functional metamaterials for biomedical applications"
Harry Atwater - "Photonics and materials challenges for an ultralight laser-driven spacecraft for interstellar travel"
Lucie Green - "Potential applications for metamaterials in measuring astrophysical magnetic fields" 

The Nature Research Symposium is organised in cooperation with:

Lina Persechini, Team Manager, Nature Communications
Maria Maragkou, Senior Editor, Nature Materials
Rachel Won, International Editor, Nature Photonics

Supported by

APS Diamond sponsor


American Elements, global manufacturer of advanced electromagnetic, optoelectronic, & nanophotonic materials for fabrication of metamaterials

Journal of Materials Chemistry C

Materials Horizons