The WONTON workshops have a longstanding tradition of bringing together scientists from around the world who are working on carbon nanotubes and other low-dimensional materials. The first WONTON was held in Telluride (USA) in 2005 and since then took place in several locations in Europe, Asia and North America. We are delighted to bring this international workshop to the beautiful and historic city of Heidelberg (Germany) in 2024.

The spectroscopic and optical properties of carbon nanotubes and low-dimensional materials (e.g., 2D and van der Waals materials) and their applications, e.g., in bioimaging and optoelectronics will be at the heart of all keynote, invited and contributed talks as well as the poster sessions. Our goal is to bring together scientists from different backgrounds and foster the active exchange of methods, concepts and ideas.

Topics (Experiment & Theory)

Nanotube spectroscopy & microscopy

• Luminescent defect engineering

• Spin state and triplet dynamics

• Chiro-optical properties of nanotubes

Bioimaging & Biosensing

• Multimodal imaging and spectroscopy

• Novel recognition concepts

• Imaging and sensing in complex systems 

Spectroscopy of 2D Materials

• Correlated phenomena in vdW superlattices

• Ultrafast spectroscopy and microscopy

• Nanophotonics and hybrid 2D systems

Keynote Speakers

Yuichiro Kato (RIKEN Center for Advanced Photonics, Japan)

Daniel A. Heller (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA)

Jie Shan (Cornell University, USA)


Jana Zaumseil (Heidelberg University)

Sebastian Kruss (Ruhr University Bochum)

Alexey Chernikov (TU Dresden)

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