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Schawlow-Townes Symposium 2018

October 11, 2018

Shaw Center, Ottawa Salon
We are excited to present the 7th edition of the Schawlow-Townes Symposium. Bridging the gap between theory, research and applied science, we will explore the science of light from all angles.

2018 Extreme and Quantum Photonics Summer School

June 18, 2018 - June 22, 2018

uOttawa Campus
The Max Planck – uOttawa Centre for Extreme and Quantum Photonics is organizing and hosting a summer school this year that is designed as an in-depth introduction to a wide variety of subjects in Photonics including twisted light, metamaterials, entanglement with photons, and ultrafast laser pulses. Lecturers include internationally recognized Canadian and International leaders in the fundamental and applied aspect of this field. Talks are specifically designed for senior undergraduates and

Schawlow-Townes Symposium 2017

October 12, 2017

55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa
The University of Ottawa established the Schawlow-Townes Symposium on Photonics in 2012, in honour of Charles H. Townes and the late Arthur L. Schawlow, who pioneered laser technology in the 1950s. The Nobel Prize-winning physicists pushed back the frontiers of photonics—the science of light—with their invention. Today, the laser is used in countless products and applications, from the computer hard drive to laser eye surgery. This annual symposium aims to

Third annual meeting of the Max Planck – uOttawa Centre

October 10, 2017 - October 11, 2017


The third annual meeting of the Max Planck – University of Ottawa Centre for Extreme and Quantum Photonics took place at Tabaret Hall in Ottawa. Sixteen MPC researchers from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light and the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics met with the research groups from Ottawa. During the two-day event, about 25 oral presentations were given by MPC researchers and PIs, reporting on

First annual meeting of the Max Planck – uOttawa Centre for Extreme and Quantum Photonics

October 5, 2015 - October 7, 2015

uOttawa Campus
The first official annual meeting of the Max Planck Centre (MPC) was held at the University of Ottawa’s main campus in downtown Ottawa. Fifteen researchers from Germany met with the Canadian groups of the MPC. Over three days, thirty presentations were given with the purpose of demonstrating the multiple research topics being explored by the researchers of the MPC, and to initiate scientific discussions and collaborative research projects. In total,

Second Schawlow-Townes Symposium

October 25, 2013


The University of Ottawa established the Schawlow-Townes Symposium on Photonics in 2012 with to highlight the research and discoveries of photonics experts at the University of Ottawa, from across Canada and from around the world. It is a gathering of the brightest minds in the field who, like the symposium’s namesakes, continually strive to push the boundaries of photonics. For its second iteration, uOttawa partnered up with the National Research

Inaugural Schawlow-Townes Symposium

November 9, 2012

Shaw Centre
The University of Ottawa established the Schawlow-Townes Symposium on Photonics in 2012, in honour of Charles H. Townes and the late Arthur L. Schawlow, who pioneered laser technology in the 1950s. The Nobel Prize-winning physicists pushed back the frontiers of photonics—the science of light—with their invention. Today, the laser is used in countless products and applications, from the computer hard drive to laser eye surgery. This annual symposium aims to