Centres of Excellence
Estonian new centres of excellence (CoE) in research, where Intitute of Physics participates
It is based on research cooperation of 3 universities:
Mesosystems lie in between the macroworld and atomic dimensions with extending quantum coherence from the size of atoms to micron and above. They have prospects for numerous novel applications in optoelectronics, informatics, photonics, diagnostics, sensorics etc. New theories leading to description of new materials and processes of intermolecular interactions and recognition, also to development of new research methods are needed. We will develop theoretical methods and models to handle phenomena on meso- and nanoscale, to test them experimentally and propose based on them applications. In particular, the CoE seeks to develop plasmonic metamaterials, "plasmonic crystals" and study "plasmonic invisibility". Methods of simulations of ultrafast nonlinear dynamics of mesosystems and biologically important molecules, nonlinear plasmon-photonics on discrete photon level, prediction and study of new superconducting, magnetic and radiationally stable mesosystems will be developed.
CENS is a virtual network of research groups.
CENS was founded in 1999 inside the frame of the Department of mechanics and applied mathematics of the at .
CENS idea is to bring under one umbrella the scientific potential of Estonia engaged in interdisciplinary studies of complex nonlinear processes.
Estonian Ministry of Education and Research included CENS into the list of Estonian Centres of Excellence in Research in 2002-2007 and for years 2011-2015.
The interdisciplinary Centre of Excellence "High-Technology Materials for Sustainable Development binds together the existing high-level expertise and research infrastructure of the Institute of Chemistry and the Institute of Physics at the University of Tartu, and of the Institute of Materials Science at the Tallinn University of Technology, being the leading exploratory establishments in Estonia in the field of education, science and technology of different materials, including nanostructural- and microporous materials.