Welcome to VII Ultrafast Dynamics and Metastability & Ultrafast Bandgap Photonics 2022 Conference

This symposium is comprising of two closely related Conferences – Ultrafast Bandgap Photonics and Ultrafast Dynamics and Metastability of Transient States and is the seventh in a series of workshops on this topic originally run at the SPIE meeting.

The motivation of these co-convened workshops is to deal with the rapid evolution of Ultrafast Dynamics, Metastability, and Transient Topology of Bandgap Photonics initiated in 2016 in response to a growing interest in athermal non-equilibrium in electronic, magnetic, and optical states induced by ultrashort stimuli in condensed matter, and rapidly expanding applications of induced transient states. The topics to be discussed range from Floquet-modeled transient topological metamaterials to electronic, magnet and optics transient effects and related energy sources, while the phenomena stretch from photo-induced superconductivity to non-conventional sensing. The Conferences build a bridge between cutting edge modern physics and emerging applications which are desperately in need. They are vertically integrated, covering the area of interaction of high intensity and relatively low energy pulses with condensed matter, from fundamental physics to practically applicable energy sources, devices and technologies.

The first five previous events took place in the United States.  In 2019 the Conferences were collocated at Georgetown University and formed the Symposium. The growing number of leading research groups in this field from outside the US makes it a right time to broaden the geography of the Conference locations. In June 2022 the Symposium will be hosted by the University of Crete and FORTH Foundations on the island of Crete, Greece. The objective of this Symposium is to present novel theoretical and experimental results, share new ideas, and expand the scope of future research with respect to potential applications and specifically with research results growing all around the Globe.

Focal point of this coming symposium is to face and tackle the technical challenges of understanding Ultrafast Dynamics as seen in pump-probe experiments and many-body physics. The ultimate goal is to build a collaborative community which can transition these experiments from the laboratory into tangible technologies and intellectual property for the commercial, governmental, and military markets.  An open and flexible workshop format is planned with open panel discussions in order to foster interactions and accommodate the development of ideas of scientists from the US, Europe and all over the globe while exchange views and socialize in a pleasant a hospitable environment.


Dear Colleagues,

Thank you for your great contribution into 7th Ultrafast Dynamics and Metastability & Ultrafast Bandgap Photonics Symposium that we are all diligently have planned initially for May 2020, and after that and with hope of a pandemic end-for May 2021.
It is now clear that the pandemic will not end in May 2021, and it may take another year to return to pre-pandemic status when we could safely get together and freely share new results, ideas and concepts without jeopardizing our safety and our government’s regulations.
While virtual format demonstrates efficiency for small and local time events, it is difficult to use it for the Symposium where more than 120 researchers from countries in the zones with 19 hour time difference take part. And to have it in life format when the integrity and milestone significance of our Symposium is fully preserved we would like to set a new time for life Symposium. The only option we have in order to keep pace with rapid development of ultrafast dynamics and metastability research and related technology is to publish Abstract Proceedings that we have all contributed in and to reschedule the Symposium for a later date.
With mass vaccination and other measures in place there is a hope that the pandemic will be over at the end of 2021. Then adding extra 6 months for safety we are looking for a seasonally great time at sunny Crete on June 06-10 of 2022.
With two years between the initial Symposium schedule and the June of 2022 we understand that not only new fascinating results will be available but even a focus of some research may change. So, we suggest speakers to have a liberty either to use already submitted and published materials, or to submit new ones, which will be published in the second volume of the Abstract Proceeding.
As a matter of fact it may give a great chance for some speakers to engage into up to 3 topical discussions-with the legacy results, new results and new focus research as well. And we are ready to accommodate all of those into the Program and new Abstract Proceedings volume.
For new participants who are willing to join the pool as well as for those who will be willing to submit a new abstract – the submission deadline is August 01, 2021. And I would appreciate hearing from all authors on their updates and confirmation of the talks.
Again, thank you for your great contribution and let’s hope that we will get together at sunny Crete in June 2022 with full return to regular activities and life enjoyments.

Sincerely yours, Michael
Professor Michael K. Rafailov, Chair


Professor Michael K. Rafailov, chair




Prof. Ilias E. Perakis

University of Alabama at Birmingham and FORTH, Greece (Chair)


Prof. Michael K. Rafailov

Department of Material Engineering, University of Alberta, (Chair)


Dr. Jason M. Auxier

Advanced Techniques Branch Head, Naval Research Laboratory (Chair)

Symposia Committee Members

Professor Sophia Economou, Virginia Tech University, USA and FORTH, Greece
Professor Hermann Durr, Uppsala Universitet, Sweden
Doctor Alexander L. Efros, Naval Research Laboratory, USA
Doctor Michael Först, Max-Planck-Institut für Struktur und Dynamik der Materie, Germany
Professor Stefan Kaiser, Universität Stuttgart, Germany
Professor Sergey B. Mirov, University of Alabama at Birmingham and IPG Photonics, USA
Professor Luca Perfetti, École Polytechnique, France


Distinguished Speakers

Introductory Talk:

Professor Andrea Cavalleri, University of Oxford, UK & Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Germany
Controlling crystal structures with light“; 

Plenary Talks:

Professor Keith Nelson, MIT, USA
“Terahertz-driven Phase Transitions and Bandgap Photonics”;

Professor Gulio Cerullo, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
“Ultrafast Charge Transfer in Heterostructures of Two-Dimensional Materials”;

Professor Koichiro Tanaka, Kyoto University, Japan
“High-harmonic Generation in Thin-layer Materials”;

Professor Ilias Perakis, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Coherent Sensing and Quantum Control of Higgs Bosons in Unconventional Superconducting Materials“;

Professor Hermann Dürr, Uppsala University, Sweden
“Non-Equilibrium Modification of Quasiparticle Interactions in Magnetic Materials”;

Professor Elbert Chia, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
“Giant Ultrafast Spin Injection and Spin-to-Charge Conversion in Topological Materials”;

Professor Thomas Devereaux,  Stanford University & SLAC, USA
“Theoretical Understanding of Photon Spectroscopies in Correlated Materials In and Out of Equilibrium”;

Professor Andrey Akimov, University of Nottingham, UK                         
Emission and Absorption of Coherent Acoustic Phonons During Ultrafast Phase Transition“;

Professor Stéphane Guizard, Laboratoire Interactions Dynamique Lasers, France
“Carrier Dynamics in Wide Band Gap Materials: New Insights from Double Pulse Experiments”;

Dr. Alexander L. Efros, Naval Research Laboratory, USA
“Ultrafast Origin and Control of Blinking in Quantum Dots”;

  1. Elsa Abreu, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
  2. Martin Aeschliman, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
  3. Andrey Akimov, The University of Nottingham, UK
  4. Ali Alnaser, American University of Sharjah, UAE
  5. Jason Auxier, Naval Research Laboratory, USA
  6. Richard Averitt, UC San Diego, USA
  7. Matias Bargheer, University of Potsdam, Germany
  8. Ed Barnes, Virginia Tech, USA
  9. Hannes Bernien, University of Chicago, USA
  10. Martin Bernier, Laval University, Canada
  11. Jens Biegert, ICFO Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain
  12. Alan Bristow, University of West Virginia, USA
  13. Fabio Boschini, University of British Columbia, Canada
  14. Uwe Bovensiepen, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  15. Matthias Budden, Max Plank Institute, Germany
  16. Ken Burch, Boston College, USA
  17. Joachim Burgdorfer, Technical University Wien, Austria
  18. Michele Buzzi, Max Plank Institute, Germany
  19. Fabrizio Carbone, EPFL, Switzerland
  20. Andrea Cavalleri, Max Plank Institute Structure and Dynamics of MatterGermany
  21. Giulio Cerullo, Politechniko Milano, Italy
  22. Elbert Chia, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  23. Cheng-Chien Chen, University of Alabama-Birmingham, USA
  24. Lukasz Cywinski, Institute of Physics, Poland
  25. Lap van Dao, Swinburne University, Australia
  26. Mark Dean, Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA
  27. Jure Demsar, Johannes Guttenberg University of Mainz, Germany
  28. Thomas Devereaux, Stanford University, USA
  29. Scott Diddams, NIST, USA
  30. Hermann Durr, University of Uppsala, Sweden
  31. Majid Ebrahim-Zadeh, ISFO Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain
  32. Sophia Economou, Virginia Tech, USA
  33. Alexander Efros, Naval Research Laboratory, USA
  34. Hani Elsayed-Ali, Old Dominion University, USA
  35. Ilya Eremin, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
  36. Michael Fechner, Max Plank Institute, Germany
  37. Olga Fedotova, Institute of Physics, Belarus
  38. James Freericks, Georgetown University, USA
  39. Kai-Mei Fu, University of Washington, USA
  40. Victor Galitsky, University of Maryland, USA
  41. Sergey Ganichev, Regensburg University, Germany
  42. Weibo Gao, Nanyang Technical University, Singapore
  43. Nuh Gedik, MIT, USA
  44. Isabella Gierz, University of Regensburg, Germany
  45. Claudia Gollner, Technical University Wien, Austria
  46. Kristian De GreveHarvard UniversityUSA
  47. Uwe Griebner, Max Born Institute, Germany
  48. Joel Grim, Naval research Laboratory, USA
  49. Vitaly Gruzdev – Olga Sergaeva, ITMO, Russia
  50. Stephane Guizard, Ecole Polytechnique, France
  51. Zahid Hasan, Princeton University
  52. Felipe Herrera, University of Santiago, Chile
  53. Paul Hilaire, Virginia Tech, USA
  54. David Hilton, Baylor University, USA
  55. Michael Horn von Hoegen, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  56. Anton Housakov, Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics, Germany
  57. Amiel Ishaaya, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
  58. Shinichiro Iwai, Tohoku University, Japan
  59. Robert Kaindl, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
  60. Stefan Kaiser, University of Stuttgart, Germany
  61. Alexandra Kalashnikova, A.F. Ioffe Physical Technical Institute, Russia
  62. Tobias Kampfrath, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany
  63. Lex Kemper, North Carolina State University, USA
  64. Tobias Kippenberg, EPFL, Switzerland
  65. Victor Klimov, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
  66. Junichiro Kono, Rice University, USA
  67. Eric Landahl, DePaul University, USA
  68. Claire Laulhe, Université Paris-Saclay, France
  69. Claire Le Gall, Cambridge University, U.K.
  70. Alfred Leitenstorfer, University of Konstanz, Germany
  71. Paul H.M. van Loosdrecht, University of Cologne, Germany
  72. Mikhail LukinHarvard UniversityUnited States
  73. Guo-Hong Ma, Shanghai University, China
  74. Kafai Mak, Max Plank Institute for Quantum Optics, Germany
  75. Dirk Manske, Max Plank Institute Solid State Research, Germany
  76. Ryutsuke Matsunaga, The University of Tokyo, Japan
  77. Lev Mazov, Institute of Applied Physics, Russia
  78. Johan Mentink, Radboud University, Netherlands
  79. Dragan Mihailovic, Josef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
  80. Sergey Mirov, University of Alabama/IPG Photonics, USA
  81. Martin Mootz, University of Alabama-Birmingham, USA
  82. Joshua Mornhinweg/Rupert Hubert, Regensburg University, Germany
  83. Julia Muller-Stahler, Fritz Haber Institute, Germany
  84. Oliver Muecke, DESY, Germany
  85. Keith Nelson, MIT, USA
  86. Jeff Owrutsky, Naval Research Laboratory, USA
  87. Evangelos Papaioannou, Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
  88. Dominic Peller/Rupert Huber – Regensburg University, Germany
  89. Rossitza Pentcheva, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  90. Ilias Perakis, University of Alabama-Birmingham, USA/ FORTH, Greece
  91. Luca Perfetti, Université Paris-Saclay, France
  92. Fedor Potemkin, Lomonosov University, Russia
  93. Oleg ProninHelmut Schmidt UniversityGermany
  94. Ilie Radu, Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics, Germany
  95. Michael Rafailov, University of Alberta, Canada
  96. Joe Randall, Technical University Delft, Netherlands
  97. Theo Rasing, Radboud University, Netherlands
  98. Derrick Reid, Herriott-Watt University, UK
  99. Pascal Ruello, Le Mans University, France
  100. Claus Ropers, Goettingen University, Germany
  101. Chong-Yu Ruan, Michigan State University, USA
  102. Clara Saraceno, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
  103. Pavlos Savvidis, FORTH Greece/ Westlake University, China
  104. Charlie Schmuttenmaier, Yale University, USA
  105. Tim Schroeder, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
  106. Martin Schultze, Gratz University, Austria
  107. Heinrich Schwoerer, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  108. Michael Shur, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
  109. Andrij Shvaika, Institute for Condensed Matter Physics, Ukraine
  110. Alphan Senarogly, Koc University, Turkey
  111. Michael Sentef, Max Plank Institute Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Germany
  112. Andrey Singer, Cornell University, USA
  113. Irina Sorokina, Norwegian University of Science and TechnologyNorway
  114. Ajit Srivastava, Emory University, USA
  115. Gianluca Stefanucci, University of Roma tor Vergata, Italy
  116. Koichiro Tanaka, Kyoto University, Japan
  117. Takami Tohyama, Tokyo University of Science, Japan
  118. Norman Tolk, Vanderbilt University, USA
  119. Vjacheslav Trovimof, Lomonosov University, Russia
  120. Dmitry Turchinovich, University Bielefeld, Germany
  121. Mattia Udina/Lara Benfatto, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  122. Simon Wall, ICFO, Spain
  123. Jigang Wang, Iowa State University, USA
  124. Nanlin Wang, Peking University, China
  125. Martin Wolf, Fritz-Haber Institute, Germany
  126. Kazuhiro Yabana, University of Tsucuba, Japan


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The venue for VII Ultrafast Dynamics & Metastability & Ultrafast BandgapPhotonics 2022 will be the ALDEMAR KNOSSOS ROYAL luxury 5* beachside hotel situated near Hersonissos, 27 km east of Heraklion city and only 25 minutes drive from Heraklion, N. Kazantzakis, International Airport.

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  1. Elsa Abreu, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, THz-driven Dynamics in Mott Insulator Materials“;
  2. Martin Aeschlimann, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, “Correlation Effects in the Dynamics of Molecular Excitons“;
  3. Andrey Akimov, University of Nottingham, UK Emission and Absorption of Coherent Acoustic Phonons During Ultrafast Phase Transition”;
  4. Ali Alnaser, American University of Sharjah, UAE  Probing and Manipulating Femtosecond Laser-driven Processes on the Surface of Nanoparticles and Nanostructures”;
  5. Jason Auxier, “Light Induced Harmonic Oscillations: Photovoltaic Response and Adiabatic Energy Transition; Naval Research Laboratory
  6. Matias Bargheer, University of Potsdam& Helmholtz-Zentrum, Germany “Transient Strain as a Measure of Magnetic Order in Non-Equilibria Following Ultrafast Photoexcitation”;
  7. Edward Barnes, Virginia Tech, USA “Nonequilibrium Phenomena in Strongly Driven Interacting Spin Systems”;
  8. Hannes Bernien, University of Chicago, USA “Controlling and Scaling Atomic Qubit Arrays”;
  9. Martin Bernier, Université Laval, Canada ” Recent Advances in Ultrafast Mid-Infrared Fiber Lasers”;
  10. Jens Biegert, ICFO, Spain & Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Germany “Opportunities for Light Science in Quantum Dynamics: Coherent X-rays and Applications”;
  11. Rolf Binder, University of Arizona, USA, “Goldstone Models and SoftFluctuation Model in Polariton Lasers;
  12. Fabio Boschini, University of British Columbia, Canada “Exploring the Phase Diagram of Cuprates via Time- and Angle-resolved Photoemission Spectroscopy”
  13. Uwe Bowensiepen, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany “Dynamics of Propagating and Localized Electronic Excitations Analyzed by Femtosecond Solid State Spectroscopy”;
  14. Alan Bristow, Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany – West Virginia University, USA “Spin-locked Transport in a Two-Dimensional Electron Gas: A Travelling Persistent Spin Helix”
  15. Matthias Budden, Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Germany Metastable Photo-Induced Superconductivity in K3C60“;
  16. Kenneth Burch, Boston College, USA” Nonlinear and Non-equilibrium in Weyl Semimetals”;
  17. Joachim Burgdörfer, Vienna University of Technology, Austria “Attosecond Electron Dynamics in Solids”;
  18. Michele Buzzi, Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Germany “Photo-Molecular High Temperature Superconductivity”;
  19. Andrea Cavalleri, University of Oxford, UK & Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Germany “Controlling crystal structures with light“;
  20. Gulio Cerullo, Politecnico di Milano, Italy “Ultrafast Charge Transfer in Heterostructures of Two-Dimensional Materials”;
  21. Cheng-Chien Chen, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA “Quench Dynamics and Pump-Induced Superconductivity of an Extended Hubbard Model”;
  22. Elbert Chia, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore “Giant Ultrafast Spin Injection and Spin-to-Charge Conversion in Topological Materials”;
  23. Thomas Danz, University of Göttingen, Germany“Ultrafast Transmission Electron Microscopy of Charge-Density Waves”;
  24. Lap Van Dao, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia “Cascade Four-Wave Mixing in the Extreme Ultraviolet”;
  25. Mark Dean, Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA “Trapped Transient Magnons in the Gapped Antiferromagnet Sr3Ir2O7“;
  26. Jure Demsar, Johannes Gutenberg University, Germany “Photodoping the Antiferromagnetic Mott insulator La2CuO4“;
  27. Thomas Devereaux, Stanford University & SLAC, USA “Theoretical Understanding of Photon Spectroscopies in Correlated Materials In and Out of Equilibrium”;
  28. Hermann Dürr, Uppsala University, Sweden “Non-Equilibrium Modification of Quasiparticle Interactions in Magnetic Materials”;
  29. Alexander L. Efros, Naval Research Laboratory, USA “Ultrafast Origin and Control of Blinking in Quantum Dots”
  30. Hani Elsayed-Ali, Old Dominion University, USA “Ultrafast Electron Diffraction Study of Size Effects on Phonon Dynamics of Bismuth Nanoislands”;
  31. Ilya M. Eremin, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany “Collective Modes in Pumped Unconventional Superconductors with Competing Ground States”;
  32. Michael Fechner, Max Plank Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Germany “Light-Induced Superconductivity: Insight from First-Principles Calculations”;
  33. Olga Fedotova, Belarusian State University, Belarus “Terahertz Generation in Semiconductor Quantum Dots, Incorporated in Nonlinear Matrix”;
  34. James Freericks, Georgetown University, USA “The Emergent Quantum Critical Point of Electric Driven Charge Density Wave Materials”;
  35. Victor Galitski, University of Maryland, USA “Spin-Mediated Mott-Hubbard Excitons”;
  36. Sergey Ganichev, University of Regensburg, Germany “Terahertz Optoelectronic Effects in Topological Materials”;
  37. Weibo Gao, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore  “Room Temperature Single Photon Emission at Telecom Range”;
  38. Nuh Gedik, MIT, USA, “Light Induced Phase Transitions in Charge Density Waves”.;
  39. Isabella Giertz, University of Regensburg, Germany  “On the Survival of Floquet-Bloch States in the Presence of Scattering;
  40. Claudia Gollner, Technical University Wien, Austria  “Highly Efficient Down-Conversion of Intense mid-IR Pulses”;
  41. Kristian De Greve, Interuniversity MicroelectronicsCentre. BelgiumAsymmetric Photoelectric Effect: Auger-assisted Hot Hole Photocurrents in Transition Metal Dichalcogenides”
  42. Uwe Griebner, Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics, Germany  “2-µm Chirped Pulse Amplifier System Emitting >10 GW Peak Power at kHz Repetition Rate”;
  43. Stéphane Guizard, Laboratoire Interactions Dynamique Lasers, France “Carrier Dynamics in Wide Band Gap Materials:New Insights from Double Pulse Experiments”;
  44. Felipe Herrera, Universidad de Santiago de Chile & MIRO, Chile “Sub-Picosecond Generation of Infrared Quantum Light with Molecules in Nanoresonators under Ultrastrong Coupling”;
  45. Paul Hilaire, Virginia Tech, USA “Quantum Networking with All-Photonic Repeaters”;
  46. David Hilton, Baylor University, USA “THz Time-Domain Spectroscopy in Two-Dimensional Materials in High Magnetic Fields”;
  47. Michael Horn von Hoegen, Duisburg-Essen University, Germany “Ultrafast Optical Excitation of a Metastable, Long-living, and Super Cooled State in Peierls Distorted Indium Atomic Wires on Si(111)”;
  48. Anton Husakou, Max-Born-Institute for Nonlinear Optics, Germany “Injection Current and its Role in Harmonic Generation in Amorphous Dielectrics”;
  49. Shinichiro Iwai, Tohoku University, Japan “Breaking of Spatial/Time Reversal Symmetry by a Single-cycle Light-field in Correlated Chargers and Spins”;
  50. Robert A. Kaindl, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory & Arizona State University, USA “Advanced Ultrafast Probes of Emergent Order and Quasiparticle Dynamics”;
  51. Stefan Kaiser, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research & University of Stuttgart, Germany “Phase-Resolved Non-Linear THz Spectroscopy forHiggs Spectroscopy in Cuprate Superconductors”;
  52. Alexandra Kalashnikova, F. Ioffe Institute, Russia “Link between Ultrafast Spin-Orientation and Insulator-Metal Transitions in Magnetite Fe3O4
  53. Tobias Kampfrath, Freie Unversität Berlin & Fritz Haber Institute, Germany “Ultrafast Spintronics with Terahertz Radiation”;
  54. Lex Kemper,  North Carolina State University, USA, “Room Temperature Photo-induced Electron-Hole Gaz-to-Liquid Transition in 2D Materials”;
  55. Junichiro Kono, Rice University, USA “Quantum Optics without Light”;
  56. Eric Landahl, DePaul University, USA “Invisible Electrons: Light Producing Strain in Semiconductor Devices”;
  57. Claire Laulhé, Synchrotron Soleil, France “Photoinduced Short-range Correlated Charge Density Waves: Growth and Coarsening Mechanisms”;
  58. Alfred Leitenstorfer: “Crystal Electrons in Elementary Dimensions of Time and Space”;
  59. Paul van Loosdrecht, University of Cologne, Germany “Inducing Quantum Disorder in a Kitaev Material”;
  60. Guohong Ma, Shanghai University, China “Ultrafast Terahertz Emission in a van der Waals Magnet”;
  61. Ivan Madan, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland “Real Space Dynamics in Topological Magnets in Time-Resolved Lorentz TEM”;
  62. Ka Fai Mak, Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Germany “Multi-Octave-Spanning Simultaneous Mid-Infrared Coverage Driven by Emerging   Cr:ZnS/ZnSe Laser Systems”;
  63. Dirk Manske, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Germany “Theory of Higgs Spectroscopy for Superconductors in Non-equilibrium”;
  64. Ryusuke Matsunaga, The University of Tokyo, Japan “Room-temperature Terahertz Harmonic Generation by Coherent Acceleration of Electrons in 3D Dirac Semimetal”;
  65. Lev S. Mazov, Institute for Physics of Microstructures, Russia “Tc Rise in Cuprates Due to Generation of Planar CT-excitons Under Ultrafast Laser Pulses”
  66. Johan Mentink, Radboud University, The Netherlands “Quantum Magnonics at the Edge of Space and Time”;
  67. Dragan Mihailovic, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia “Correlated Metastable Orders Created out of Equilibrium by Short Electro-magnetic Pulses”;
  68. Sergey Mirov, IPG Photonics & University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA “Recent Progress in Infrared Ultrafast Lasers and Combs based on Transition Metal Doped   Chalcogenides”;
  69. Martin Mootz, Department of Physics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA “Ultrafast Nonlinear Terahertz Spectroscopy of Non-equilibrium Phases and Collective Modes in Superconductors”;
  70. Joshua Mornhinweg, University of Regensburg, Germany “Non-Adiabatic Switch-off of Deep-strong Light-Matter Coupling”;
  71. Oliver Mücke , Center for Free-Electron Laser Science, Germany “Polarization-State-Resolved High-harmonic Spectroscopy of Solids”;
  72. Keith Nelson, MIT, USA “Terahertz-driven Phase Transitions and Bandgap Photonics”;
  73. Jeffrey Owrutsky, Naval Research Laboratory, USA “Ultrafast Carrier Dynamics and Active Tuning of Phonon Polaritons”;
  74. Evangelos Papaioannou, Martin-Luther University, Germany “Correlating Spin Current Dynamics in Ferromagnetic/Non-magnetic Bilayers in GHz- and THz-Spintronics”;
  75. Dominic Peller, University of Regensburg, Germany “Sub-Cycle Atomic Forces Coherently Control Single-Molecule Switching Reactions”;
  76. Rossitza Pentcheva, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany “Carrier Dynamics in a Laser-excited Fe/MgO(001) Heterostructure from Real-time TDDFT”;
  77. Ilias Perakis, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA “Coherent Sensing and Quantum Control of Higgs Bosons in Unconventional Superconducting Materials”;
  78. Luca Perfetti, Ecole Polytechnique, France “Hot Carriers and Screening Effects in a Two Dimensional Electron Gas on InSe”;
  79. Fedor Potemkin, V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia “The Effects of the Resonant Interaction of High-power Mid-IR Femtosecond Laser in Nonlinearity-tailored Media”;
  80. Oleg Pronin, Helmut-Schmidt-Universität, Germany “Femtosecond High-power Dual-comb Thin-disk Oscillator”;
  81. Michael Rafailov, University of Alberta, Canada “Phonon-assisted Metastability”;
  82. Joe Randall, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands “Detection and Control of Nuclear Spins using NV Centers in Diamond”;
  83. Theo Rasing, Radboud University, The Netherlands “Ultrafast all-Optical Switching of Ferromagnets: A 2-Step Process”;
  84. Derryck Reid, Heriot-Watt University, UK Supercontinuum Generation in Orientation-Patterned Gallium Phosphide”;
  85. Pascal Ruello, Le Mans Université, France “Ultrafast Photoinduced Strain in Crystalline solids : Case of Multiferroics and Topological Insulators”;
  86. Clara Saraceno, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany “High-power THz Sources based on Ultrafast Thin-disk Lasers”;
  87. Charles Schmuttenmaer, Yale University, USA “THz Studies of Conductive Metal-Organic Frameworks”;
  88. Tim Schroeder, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany, “Spin Q-bits in Nanophotonic Interfaces for one-way Quantum Repeaters”;
  89. Martin Schultze, Graz University of Technology, Austria “Ultrafast Coherent Electron and Spin Dynamics in Solids”;
  90. Heinrich Schwoerer, Max Planck Institute, Germany & Stellenbosch University, South Africa “Ultrafast Insulator to Metal Transition in Low-Dimensional Organic Conductor”;
  91. Michael Sentef, University of Bremen, Germany “Dynamical Couplings in Laser-driven Quantum Materials:Towards the Quantum-light Regime”;
  92. Olga Sergaeva, ITMO University, Russia “Ultrafast Intra-band Laser-driven Electron Dynamics and Generation of Bias-free Photocurrent Pulses in Wide-band-gap Semiconductors”;
  93. Michael Shur, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA “Ultimate Speed of Field Effect Transistor Response”;
  94. Andriy Shvaika, Institute for Condensed Matter Physics, Ukraine “Ultrafast Thermometry with Pump-probe X-ray Photoemission Spectroscopy”;
  95. Andrey Singer, Cornell University, USA “Pathways of an Insulator-to-metal Recovery following Photoexcited Metal-to-insulator  Transition in V2O3“;
  96. Julia Stähler, Fritz-Haber-Institut & Humboldt University, Germany “Ultrafast Generation and Decay of a Surface Metal”;
  97. Koichiro Tanaka, Kyoto University, Japan “High-harmonic Generation in Thin-layer Materials”;                                                                      
  98. Takami Tohyama, Tokyo University of Science, Japan “Characterization of Photoexcited States in the Half-filled 1D Extended Hubbard Model assisted by Machine Learning”;
  99. Norman Tolk, Vanderbilt University, USA “Depth-dependent Studies of Electron and Phonon Ultrafast Dynamics
  100. Vyacheslav Trofimov, South China University, China & Lomonosov State University, Russia “Coupled Nonlinear Chirped Solitons in a Medium with One-Photon Photoluminescence”;
  101. Dmitry Turchinovich, Universität Bielefeld, Germany “Terahertz Physics of Graphene, Possibly the Most Nonlinear Material we Know”;
  102. Mattia Udina, “Sapienza” University of Rome, Italy“Pump-probe Spectroscopy of Collective Modes”;
  103. Simon Wall, ICFO-Institut de Ciencies Fotoniques, Spain & Aarhus University, Denmark“Anharmonicity and Phonon Harmonics in YBa2Cu3O7-d”
  104. Jigang Wang, Ames Laboratory & Iowa State University, USA “Discovery of Forbidden High Harmonics and Collective Modes by Terahertz-Driven Superconductivity”;
  105. Nan-Lin Wang, Peking University, China “Photo-induced Phase Transition in Electron-Hole Coupled System Ta2NiSe5“;
  106. Martin Wolf, Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Germany “Ultrafast Photoinduced Phase Transitions probed by trARPES and Local spectroscopy at the Nanoscale”;
  107. Kazuhiro Yabana, University of Tsukuba, Japan “Ab-initio Description of Nano-materials under Intense and Ultrashort Pulse”.


The abstracts have been published in a color-printed Symposium brochure and can be found at: https://bit.ly/38LggQ4

If you have any queries about the abstracts please contact: michael.k.rafailov@gmail.com.


Abstract Submission Deadline:
Abstract acceptance Notification:
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01 / 08 / 2021
15 / 03 / 2022
20 / 03 / 2022
20 / 03 / 2022


ALDEMAR KNOSSOS ROYAL is a luxury 5* beachside hotel, bathed in sunlight, calmed by the gentle waves of the Aegean Sea —and within easy reach of a spectacular beach— rests the idyllic and stylish Knossos Royal Family Resort.

Exceptional Conference Centres are guaranteed to turn your every event into a success story!
With a seating capacity of 100–600 people, furnished with state of the art A/V equipment, our facilities can host any event, big or small.
Attentive and experienced personnel will provide you with a wide range of customised options: from rare amenities to premium services. They are glad to be of service.

Minoan-style architecture combined with recently refurbished rooms, gleaming swimming pools and lush gardens put you in the perfect vacation mood. Whatever you decide to do; burn some energy in our sporting facilities or simply relax by the pool to catch some sun, rest assured that your young ones are having the time of their lives at the mini club, trying out a wide range of fun-filled activities.
It is situated in the cosmopolitan area of Hersonissos, 27 km east of the picturesque city of Heraklion and only 25 min drive from Heraklion, N. Kazantzakis, International Airport.

The luxury and comfort, combined with the attention for small detail as well as the relaxed atmosphere, makes all the difference for perfect holidays, events, conferences and business meetings.


Visa Issues:

All visitors from non EU countries must have passports or equivalent travel documents valid for at least 6 months. Please check with your local Greek
Consulate or Embassy for details regarding visa and entry requirements.
Through the VII Ultrafast Dynamics and Metastability & Ultrafast Bandgap Photonics 2022 Conference
secretariat there is a possibility to issue a VISA letter provided you have completed your registration.

Any visa invitation letter issued is meant only to help visitors raise funds or to obtain a visa,and is not a commitment on the part of the
organizers to provide any financial support. Organisers may NOT contact Embassies in support of an individual attempting to gain entry to attend the meeting.

Getting to Greece / International Travel:

The Organisers have made an agreement with  Star Alliance airlines via United Airlines on special fare for meeting attendees that works from May 14, 2022 till May 24, 2022 Participants are encouraged to proceed with their travel arrangements and benefit from a discount fare following the instructions below.

Way to book:

Visit www.united.com/meetingtravel and enter ZHVV712455 in the Offer Code box to receive your discount. 


  • MileagePlus members earn Premier Qualifying Dollars and miles for their travel. 
  • When making your travel plans, please note that Heraklion Int. airport is connected with direct flights from major European airports such as Munich, Paris, Amsterdam, etc.  
How to Get to Heraklion City, Crete

Heraklion is directly connected to Athens International Airport with about 10 domestic flights daily run by Olympic AirAegean AirlinesEllinair AirlinesAstra Airlines and Sky Express.
There are also other direct scheduled airline connections from major European cities as well as many charter flights from most European countries.

Alternatively, one can use the ferry-boat connecting Heraklion with the harbour of Piraeus (Athens). Connection is offered by Minoan LinesANEK Lines & Superfast Ferries and the overnight trip takes about 7 hours.

How to reach Hersonissos and the Conference hotel
Arrival by Air

When you arrive at Heraklion airport, transfer to the conference site is possible by:

  • Taxi: The most convenient method to get to the conference hotel/venue from all locations
    (airport / seaport / downtown) is to use a taxi. The approximate fare from Heraklion Airport is 40€. Taxi transfers can be arranged and where possible we can group participants arriving at similar times to share a taxi and thus share the cost.
    Please email info@mitos.com.gr to arrange this service.
  • Public bus to Hersonissos (KTEL):Public Bus Service every 30 minutes from the airport exit. Once you arrive in Hersonissos, you must get off the bus at stop number 20 and walk a few yards further on towards Hersonissos where the taxi rank is and from there you can take a taxi to the hotel/conference venue at the approx., cost of 10€.
    The first bus departs at 06:30 hrs and the last one at 22:00 hrs. Price: ~3,50€
    Journey time: about 45 min.
  • Renting a Car:From the airport / port / downtown area, get to the highway (follow signs to the National Road). On the highway, head East and follow
    the signs to Agios Nikolaos and/or Hersonissos.
Arrival by Boat
  • When you arrive at the Heraklion harbour, you may walk to the Public Bus Station which is within walking distance.
    From there, buses depart to Hersonissos, every half hour.
    Price: ~5€
    The first bus departs at 06:30 hrs and the last one at 22:00 hrs. Once you arrive in Hersonissos, you must take a taxi to the hotel/conference venue. (See instructions above)


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