The 21st International Conference on Electron Dynamics in Semiconductors, Optoelectronics and Nanostructures

Nara, Japan / July 14 – 19, 2019


EDISON 21 – The 21st International Conference on Electron Dynamics in Semiconductors, Optoelectronics and Nanostructures – will be held at Nara Kasugano International Forum “IRAKA”, Nara, Japan, from July 14th – 19th, 2019. EDISON 21 will highlight the latest progress in the field of fundamental physics and applications of electron dynamics in semiconductors, opto-electronic devices, and nanostructures.

EDISON Young Researcher Award

The EDISON Young Researcher Awards have been awarded to Dr. Erwann Bocquillon, Dr. Hui Li, and Dr. Gian Lorenzo Paravicini-Bagliani.


EDISON 21 will be the 21st meeting of the international conference series that was first established as “Hot Carriers in Semiconductors”, and held in Modena, Italy in 1973. Since then the meeting has been held on a biennial basis, cycling sequentially between Europe, the US and Japan. Prior meetings were held in: Denton, USA (1977); Montpellier, France (1981); Innsbruck, Austria (1985); Boston, USA (1987); Scottsdale, USA (1989); Nara, Japan (1991); Oxford, UK (1993); Chicago, USA (1995); Berlin, Germany (1997); Kyoto, Japan (1999); Santa Fe, USA (2001); Modena, Italy (2003); Chicago, USA (2005); Tokyo, Japan (2007); Montpellier, France (2009); Santa Barbara, USA (2011); Matsue, Japan (2013); Salamanca, Spain (2015), and; Buffalo, USA (2017).


The technical focus of the EDISON series is on the fundamental physics and applications of nonequilibrium classical and quantum carrier dynamics in semiconductors, optoelectronic devices, and nanostructures. Specific topics of particular interest include:

  1. Nonequilibrium carrier transport in bulk and nanostructured materials
  2. Nonequilibrium carrier transport in novel devices
  3. Coherent/incoherent carrier dynamics and ultra-fast optical phenomena
  4. Coherent carrier dynamics for quantum technologies
  5. Terahertz phenomena in semiconductor materials and devices
  6. Semiconductor-based spintronics
  7. Mesoscopic phenomena in nanostructured materials and devices
  8. Carrier dynamics in organic materials
  9. Synthesis and electrical and optical properties of graphene and 2D van der Waals materials
  10. Topological states of matter
  11. Ultrafast carrier dynamics in energy-conversion processes
  12. Energy harvesting from nanostructures
  13. Nonequilibrium thermal transport in devices and nanostructures
  14. Nonequilibrium carrier dynamics and fluctuations
  15. Carrier dynamics in phononic and mechanical structures
  16. Hot carrier effects in nanoplasmonic systems


The conference will be held at Nara Kasugano International Forum “IRAKA”, located in the center of Nara Park.

Important dates

  • Abstract submission: April 1
  • Acceptance notification: April 27
  • Early registration deadline: June 7
  • Online registration deadline: June 28


The online registration is closed.
The on‐site registration desk is open from 16:00 pm to 18:00 pm on Sunday, July 14. For the following days, on‐site registration is available from 8:30 am until the end of the sessions.

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