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ITMO University Free Online Course on Plasmonics

ITMO University is offering free online course on Plasmonics: From Fundamentals to Modern Applications. This course is aimed for graduate and undergraduate students who are majoring in physics and engineering science related to optics.

In this five-week course, applicants will learn the fundamentals and the latest achievements and modern applications. This course will start on March 20, 2018.

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Course At A Glance 

Length: 5 weeks
Effort: 4-6 hours pw
Subject: Physics
Institution: ITMO University and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $49
Session: Course Starts on March 20, 2018

Providers’ Details

At ITMO University, we love science, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit. Founded in 1900 in St. Petersburg, Russia, ITMO is home to over 14,300 students and bears the status of “National Research University.”

About This Course

The course is divided into five sections:

  • Electromagnetic properties of metals
  • Surface plasmon-polaritons
  • Localized surface plasmon resonances
  • Bulk plasmon-polaritons
  • Applications of plasmonics

Why Take This Course?

Gain a wide view on the physics of light interaction with metal nanostructures. In this course, you will learn about the whole diversity of unique effects appearing at the junction of nanotechnology, sub wavelength optics, quantum mechanics, and solid state physics.

Learning Outcomes

  • Basic knowledge and skills on plasmonics, which allow you to do research in this area
  • Knowledge about state-of-the art achievements and concepts in plasmonics
  • Basic techniques and methods for description of optical properties of plasmonic nanostructures
  • Knowledge on experimental methods and techniques for analysis of plasmonic nanostructures


Andrey Bogdanov

Andrey is associate professor of the Nanophotonics and Metamaterials department at ITMO University.

Mihail Petrov

Dr. Petrov is a researcher at the Nanophotonics and Metamaterials department at ITMO University


Basic knowledge on

  • Electrodynamics and optics
  • Solid state physics
  • High mathematical analysis and linear algebra

How To Join This Course

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