Statements about the congress
World of Photonics Congress 2015 was a complete success. Statements from the attendees will tell you what their favorite highlights were and what makes the congress unique.
Eric Betzig, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014, Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Ashburn, VA, USA:
“I am very happy to be here at the World of Photonics Congress 2015. It is a beautiful venue and I am very much looking forward to learning a lot - not just from the talks, but also from the trade show! In particular I find trade shows like this one very important for my career, because they provide the pieces of the puzzle for the next point and steps in my career.”
Federico Capasso, Professor of Applied Physics, University of Havard, Cambridge, MA, USA:
"Photonics is a cross-cutting technology. Telecommunication is the biggest application of Lasers. Another big and important platform is the medical area und biophotonics. There is no field of science that is not touched by light in their technologies. The LASER trade fair is the biggest event in the world. If I want to find the latest products and especially prototype innovations in optics and laser, I only find it at LASER World of PHOTONICS. The World of Photonics Congress is a confluence of the initiatives. The value is it increases the awareness of optics, beyond the layer of specialists and scientists to the general public."
John Dudley, Chairman of the International Year of Light Steering Committee, France:
“The opening session of the congress and trade fair brought together a series of inspiring speakers who addressed the essential importance of light-based techologies for economic growth and sustainable development. The International Year of Light is a wonderful opportunity for science and industry to work together to solve the many challenges that face the world today, and the World of Photonics Congress and the LASER World of PHOTONICS is the ideal event at which to showcase such partnership and cooperation.”
Dr. Theodor W. Hänsch, Nobel Prize-winner for laser spectroscopy (2005):
“LASER World of PHOTONICS is where I can find the latest developments and products, which I do with great enthusiasm; this is a place that is unique in the world, where experts of every stripe from science and industry meet and exchange views.”
Prof. Philip Russell, President of the Optical Society of America and Director at the Max-Planck Institute for the Science of Light, USA:
“LASER World of PHOTONICS is the biggest exhibition in lasers and photonics and it is staggering to see how many exhibitors are out here. The World of Photonics Congress attracts people from all over the world since it’s known to be a very big event. And one of the reasons is that it happens every two years, so it’s inevitably a bigger thing. It’s very exciting to be here!”