The third edition of the School of Plasmonics and Nano-Optics will be held in Torino (IT) from July 4th to July 7th 2022. The aim of the School is to bring together students and scientists at the early stage of their career in the field of photonics, interested in the study of light at the nanoscale, to present and discuss the latest research and future directions of the field in an open atmosphere, and help developing the community of plasmonics and nano-optics. The school is supported and co-organized by the SIOF working group 'Plasmonics and Nano-Optics' and is a joint event with the PLASMONICA workshop, held at the Politecnico di Torino from July 7th to July 8th 2022.

The School features a number of lessons from leading international scientists of the respective fields. Attendees are encouraged to submit abstracts of their own research to be presented as posters. Few abstracts will be selected as short oral contributions. Attendance is limited to 40 participants.

Confirmed list of lecturers:

Important dates  


 Submission and Registration opening:    March 23, 2022


 Registration deadline:    May 22, 2022



  • Plasmon-enhanced Spectroscopies
  • 2D Nano-Optics and Polaritonics
  • Spin-orbit coupling phenomena
  • Novel materials
  • Ultrafast and Non-linear Light-Matter Interactions
  • Plasmon Catalysis
  • Supported by



    Full Program


    The School will be held at the Polytechnic University of Turin main campus, in Torino downtown, Italy. The Regio Politecnico di Torino (Royal Turin Polytechnic) was founded as institution in 1906, following the model of the most famous European Polytechnic Schools. The Regio Politecnico di Torino has become over the years an international university where traditions and future, past and modernity are closely interlinked.

    Roman castrum, medieval town, first capital of Italy, Torino offers a lasting memory of castles, old beautiful palaces, royal residences, monuments. Torino is one of the cultural leading cities in Italy. The city’s lively cultural scene includes music, theatre, visual arts, photography, film, design, dance and heritage as well as a wide choice of museums, 46 in town, such as the second largest Egyptian Museum in the world, the beautiful Galleria Sabauda with Italian and Flemish painting collections, the Automobile Museum, the Modern Art Gallery, the Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Oriental Art and the unique National Cinema Museum, housed in the Mole Antonelliana building. The participation fee includes lunch and coffee breaks. Spaces are also available for exhibits.


    By Flight
    The international airport of Torino Caselle is 16 km from the city centre, connected by bus service from/to with a 40 mins. ride, and by train in 19 mins. The Airport provides direct flights to the main European/Intercontinental hubs. Getting to the airport:
    • By train – a railway+bus line connects Caselle airport with Dora GTT Station in Turin. More info here .
    • By bus – the centre of Turin is easily reachable in 40 minutes using the SADEM bus service.
    • Taxis can be found outside the airport, outside the Arrival gate. The journey time is about 30 minutes between the airport and the center of Turin with an approximate cost of 30 Euros. Info at TAXI TORINO: tel. (+39) 011 5730/37

    By Train
    All the main italian cities are directly connected to Turin by fast trains. You you can take the Trenitalia Freccia trains or NTV. Choose either Porta Susa or Porta Nuova Station as final destination.


    Below, a list of suggested hotels in close proximity to the Politecnico and the city center.

    NH Torino Centro
    [ 750 m ]
    Corso Vittorio Emanuele II 104
    10121 Torino
    Tel. +39 011 57521
    Best Quality Politecnico
    [ 500 m ]
    Corso Peschiera 117 BIS
    10141 Torino
    Tel. +39 011 385 3953
    Best Quality Dock Milano
    [ 1.5 km ]
    Via Cernaia 46, 10122 Torino
    Tel.+39 011 562 2622
    Best Western Genio
    [ 1.8 km ]
    Corso Vittorio Emanuele II 47
    10125 Torino
    Tel.+39 011 650 5771

    Best Western Luxor
    [ 1.3 km ]
    Corso Stati Uniti 7, 10128 Torino
    Tel. +39 011 562 0777
    Hotel Bologna
    [ 1.5 km ]
    Corso Vittorio Emanuele II 60
    10121 Torino
    Tel. +39 011 562 0193
    Hotel Montevecchio
    [ 1 km ]
    Via Rodolfo Montevecchio 13bis 10128 Torino
    Tel. +39 081 557 1035
    Hotel Eden
    [ 2.2 km ]
    Via Gaetano Donizetti 22
    10126 Torino
    Tel. +39 011 669 9545

  • There are also plenty of Bed and Breakfast available. Some options are: Ca’ cita , La Terrazza di San Salvario , Carlo Alberto , Vitamina M. We invite you to check online at or for more options
  • Should you be oriented in single-room accomodations in shared apartements, please check on Airbnb

  • Social Dinner

    The social dinner will take place on July 7th at 20:30 at the restaurant 'Snodo', Corso Castelfidardo 22, Torino, which is located in the post-industrial building of the Officine Grandi Riparazioni (OGR).

    Please note that the cost of the social dinner is of additional 35 EUR for each school participant

    Guests are welcome. If you would like to bring more than one guest please let us know by sending a mail to

    If you have food allergies or you prefer a vegan/vegetarian option please let us know by email!

    The menu is seasonal and will be made available later on.

    Contact us

     For any information, please, do not hesitate to contact us at the following e-mail address.