International Conference on Light Matter Interaction (ICLMIN – 2021) was organized by Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam during May 19-21 online mode.
The conference focused on Light-Matter Interaction and its study using Optical Spectroscopy along with their applications in material sciences encompassing physical, and chemical sciences. The conference was inaugurated by Dr. A. K. Bhaduri, Drector IGCAR with welcome address by Dr. Shaju Albert, Director MSG. Chief Guest Prof. Chandrabhhas Narayana, Director, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB), Trivandrum delivered the plenary lecture on “Application of Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy for studying Bio-molecular interactions” for the opening session.
The conference focused on the utilization of conventional as well as advanced optical spectroscopy on novel low dimensional materials, along with specific sessions on phase transformations under extreme conditions, and single quantum emission. Localized techniques namely near-field scanning optical microscopy (NSOM) assisted, and surface and tip enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS and TERS) are another area of major interest. The webinar was attended by more than 800 leading scientists and student all over the world across six sub-continents of Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America. Indian participants were spread all over the country.The scientific deliberations were conducted in eight technical sessions with invited and contributory presentations. The conference presented an opportunity for young researchers to interact with leading experts in the specialized field of research. There were 13 foreign speakers spreading over five sub-continents and 18 Indian speakers form IITs, National Universities and Research Institutes.
Conference was attended by 800 participants and was well appreciated by all.