The symposium is organized by the Optics Laboratory of the Tampere University of Technology. This event is primarily meant for PhD students in the field of Optics & Photonics, but other researchers in the field are also invited to participate. The purpose of the symposium is to bring together PhD students from the Optics & Photonics community and to give them an overview of the future prospects in the field by leading experts. On this occasion, the participants will have the opportunity to network with students from other universities and to meet experts to discuss future research directions, possible collaborations, and career opportunities. Professeur Jean-Jacques Greffet from Institute of Optics (France) is also participating with the co-operation of the French Institute.

The list of speakers of the symposium can be found below.

Poster session:

Participants may submit a poster to be presented during the poster session on November 6. Presenters will receive 1 ECTS credit. There will also be an award for the best poster.

Registration fees:

There is a small registration fee of 80€ (60€ for OSA members) which includes lunches, coffee breaks and participation the symposium dinner on November 5.

List of speakers:

– Morten Bache, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

       “Solitons, resonant radiations and supercontinuum generation in quadratic nonlinear crystals”

– Roel Baets, Ghent University, Belgium

       “Silicon photonics: an enabler for fundamental science, for the internet and for the life sciences”

– Claudio Conti, Institute for Complex Systems, Italy

“Random photonics systems: from localisation effects to lasers”

– Steven Cundiff, Univesity of Michigan, USA


– Cornelia Denz, University of Münster, Germany

       “Nonlinear optics in structured and random refractive index media”

– Ari Friberg, University of Eastern Finland, Finland


– Jean-Jacques Greffet, Institute of Optics, France

“Quantum plasmonics” 

– Sergei Turitsyn, Aston University, UK


– Jerker Widengren, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

       “Ultrahigh resolution and ultra sensitive fluorescence methods for molecular studies and towards diagnostic applications”

Time and Place: Thursday & Friday November 5-6 2015, Tampere University of Technology campus, Tietotalo Building, Room TB 103

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