2019 Schawlow-Townes Symposium on Photonics

Max-Planck-uOttawa centre, National research council Canada, CRPuO and TQT.

17 October 2019 - 9:30am to 5:30pm

Shaw Centre

55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa ON  K1N 9J2

Gatineau Salon

Sylvain Charbonneau, Vice-President, Research at the University of Ottawa and Geneviève Tanguay, Vice-President, Emerging Technologies at the National Research Council of Canada, cordially invite you to the eighth edition of the Schawlow-Townes Symposium on Photonics. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet internationally renowned speakers.

This annual symposium brings to light the research and discoveries of photonics experts from Ottawa, across Canada and around the world.

Bridging the gap between theory, research and applied science, the Schawlow-Townes Symposium explores the science of light from all angles. It’s a gathering of the brightest minds in the field who, like the symposium’s namesakes, continually strive to push the boundaries of photonics.



Reinhard Dörner

Reinhard Dörner, Professor of Physics at the Institute for Nuclear Physics, Goethe University Frankfurt

Title of talk: Imaging Molecules with Light

Eric Mazur

Eric Mazur, Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics, Harvard University

Title of talk: Extreme Optics with Zero Index Meta Materials

Michal Lipson

Michal Lipson, Eugene Higgins Professor of Electrical Engineering and Professor of Applied Physics, Columbia University

Title of talk: Next Generation Silicon Photonics

Peter Hommelhoff

Peter Hommelhoff, Professor of Physics, Friedrich Alexander University

Title of talk: Ultrafast Electron Control: From Strongly Driven Electrons inside of Graphene to the Particle Accelerator on a Chip

Jean-Michel Ménard

Jean-Michel Ménard, Assistant Professor of Physics, University of Ottawa

Title of talk: Time-Resolved THz Photonics



9:30 a.m. Registration and networking with a light breakfast
10:10 a.m. Welcome
10:20 a.m. Jean-Michel Ménard
11:00 a.m. Peter Hommelhoff
11:40 a.m. Lunch and poster session
1:40 p.m. Reinhard Dörner
2:40 p.m. Michal Lipson
3:40 p.m. Break
4:00 p.m. Eric Mazur
5:00 p.m. Closing remarks


Come meet our poster presenters!

Please note the event is free, but registration is required by Friday, October 11.

For more information, contact the Office of the Vice-President, Research, at vrr-vprcomm@uOttawa.ca or 613-562-5270.


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