The 8th International Workshop on Far-Infrared Technologies
(IW-FIRT 2021)
(March 8-10, 2021, University of Fukui, Fukui, Japan)

  Welcome to the 8th International Workshop on Far-Infrared Technologies (IW-FIRT 2021).

  The first International Workshop on Far-Infrared Technologies (IW-FIRT) was held in 1999 as a celebration event for establishing FIR FU, and the second IW-FIRT was held in 2002 as a part of the Fukui University International Congress to celebrate the 50th anniversary of our university. The third IW-FIRT was held in 2010, eight years after the second IW-FIRT, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the foundation of FIR UF. The fourth, fifth, and sixth IW-FIRT were held in 2012, 2014, 2017, and 2019, successively, every few years. In these workshops it was aimed to discuss the recent developments and future directions of far-infrared and terahertz science and technologies with a special emphasis on high power radiation sources in this frequency region and their applications. We feel that it is the time to organize the next IW-FIRT to update our knowledge and understanding in this rapidly developing field. Therefore, we organize the 8th International Workshop on Far-Infrared Technologies (IW-FIRT 2021).

  The scope of IW-FIRT 2021 are:
1) Development of high power radiation sources in the far-infrared region;
2) Application of high power terahertz technologies especially with the following topics
  2-1) Terahertz spectroscopy,
  2-2) Magnetic resonance phenomena in the far-infrared region,
  2-3) Material development with high-power FIR sources,
  2-4) Interaction of biological molecules, tissues and biological system, and
3) Other subjects related to the far-infrared region.

In IW-FIRT 2021, the topic 2-4 is added, and special attention is paid to this topic.

  I hope that you will enjoy the discussion in the meetings and deepen your friendship with other participants.

Masahiko Tani
Chair, IW-FIRT 2021
Professor and Director of FIR UF

Past Worhshops of IW-FIRT and DHP-TST
7th IW-FIRT 2019, 6th IW-FIRT 2017 and DHP-TST 2017, 5th IW-FIRT 2014, 4th IW-FIRT 2012, 3rd IW-FIRT 2010, and DHP-TST 2013

Date March 8(Monday) - 10(Wednesday), 2021

Bunkyo Campus, University of Fukui (Fukui, Japan)
Main conference room and poster session: On the 13th floor of the Science Tower I
Workshop banquet: At the academy hall
Campus Map


Research Center for Development of Far-Infrared Region, University of Fukui (FIR UF), Japan


Masahiko Tani (Director of FIR UF)

Important dates
2020/10/13 update

Contributed Paper Submission Deadline
   January 18, 2021 (One-page abstract with title and authors' information)
Registration Deadline
   February 22, 2021 (Except for invited speakers, oral and poster presenters)

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International organizing committee

J. Jelonnek (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
M. Yu. Glyavin (Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia)
R. J. Temkin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
T. Fujiwara (Osaka University, Japan)
S. Asai (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
S. Sabchevski (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria)
A. M. Kuleshov (National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine)
M. Bakunov (State University of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia)
E. S. Estacio (University of the Philippines, Diliman, Philippines)
H. Ohta (Kobe University, Japan)
M. Hagiwara (Osaka University, Japan)
K. Tominaga (Kobe University, Japan)
N. Ryskin (Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia)
V. Shcherbinin (Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology, Ukraine )

Local organizing committee

S. Mitsudo
Y. Tatematsu
Y. Fujii
K. Yamamoto
T. Furuya
Y. Yamaguchi
M. C. Escaño
M. Fukunari
Y. Ishikawa
E. Khutoryan
A. M. Kuleshov
S. Sabchevski
J. Järvinen
H. Kitahara

Advisory Committee

T. Saito (University of Fukui, Japan)
M. Thumm (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)

Other information

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