The Schawlow-Townes Symposium Series

October 18, 2019

Shaw Centre

The University of Ottawa established the Schawlow-Townes Symposium on Photonics in 2012, in honour of Charles H. Townes and Arthur L. Schawlow, who pioneered laser technology in the 1950s. This annual symposium aims to bring to light the research and discoveries of photonics experts at the University of Ottawa, from across Canada and from around the world. Since its inception, every MPC board member from Germany has been a featured speaker of this symposium. We also include the more junior researchers from both sides of the Centre as guest speakers. The research projects of the centre are also included in the poster session which initiate discussions between the participants. We have timed the annual MPC meetings held in Ottawa to coincide with this event. Thus, this symposium has helped deepen the links between the researcher of this MPC by integrating them into the discussion and networking involved in this event. List of speakers 2012 Charles Townes, University of California at Berkeley Olga Smirnova, Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy Albert Stolow, University of Ottawa Ksenia Dolgaleva, University of Ottawa Christoph Marquardt, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light Erich Ippen, Massachussets Institute of Technology Jeff Lundeen, University of Ottawa Gerd Leuchs, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light 2013 Philip Russell, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light Maurice O’Sullivan, Ciena Bahaa E. A. Saleh, University of Central Florida Federico Capasso, Havard University 2014 Marlan Scully, Texas A&M and Princeton Ian Walmsley, University of Oxford Thomas Jennewein, University of Waterloo Eli Yablonovitch, University of California at Berkeley Miles Padgett, University of Glasgow Vahid Sandoghdar, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light 2015 Serge Haroche, Collège de France Nader Engheta, University of Pennsylvania Kevin Farley, Ciena Ruth Rayman, National Research Council of Canada Larry Tarof, Jabil Optics Ferenc Krausz, Max Planck Institue for Quantum Optics Mordechai Segev, Israel Institute of Technology 2016 Mario Pinto, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Sir Peter Knight, Imperial College London Alexander Gaeta, Columbia University Vlad Shalaev, Purdue University 2017 David Jones, University of British Columbia Nicholas Karpowicz, Max Planck Institue for Quantum Optics Eugene Arthurs, The international society for optics and photonics Marie D’Iorio, University of Ottawa Florian Marquardt, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light Keith A. Nelson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Margaret M. Murnane, University of Colorado 2018 Adina Luican-Mayer, University of Ottawa Ebrahim Karimi, University of Ottawa Alan E. Willner, University of Southern California Jeff Kimble, California Institute of Technology Jun Ye, University of Colorado 2019 Reinhard Dörner, Goethe University Frankfurt Eric Mazur, Harvard University Michal Lipson, Columbia University Peter Hommelhoff, Friedrich Alexander University Jean-Michel Ménard, University of Ottawa