Schawlow-Townes Symposium on Photonics

This annual symposium aims to bring to light the research and discoveries of photonics experts from across Canada and from 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.

Symposium Photonics

October 6, 2016 – NSERC President Mario Pinto was one of four speakers at the 5th edition of the prestigious Schawlow-Townes Symposium on Photonics. More than 100 attendees participated in the discussions held at Tabaret Hall today.

October 6, 2016


1:00 p.m.
Welcome remarks

1:15 p.m
Mario Pinto: Research Impact

2:00 p.m.
Sir Peter Knight: Using Quantum Optics for Quantum Supremacy

3:00 p.m.
Coffee break

3:15 p.m.
Alexander Gaeta: Frequency Combs and Quantum Random Number Generation on Chip

4:15 p.m.
Vlad Shalaev: New Material Platforms & Metasurface Designs for Plasmonics and Quantum Photonics

5:15 p.m.
Poster session and cocktail reception with complimentary drinks and savoury canapés

6:30 p.m.
End of event


The poster of the event


The Schawlow-Townes Symposium on Photonics 2016 is an initiative of the University of Ottawa and the National Research Council of Canada.

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