Event highlights


Event highlights

4000 lectures and posters are presented at this year’s World of Photonics Congress. In addition, several award presentations take place to honor outstanding research in photonics. Get an overview of the highlight sessions and lectures of the program and find more details to the award presentations.

Awards

  • WLT Award Ceremony
  • Herbert Walther Award by OSA and DPG
  • Emmett N. Leith Medal by OSA
  • Prizes of the EPS-QEOD (Quantum Electronics and Optics Division)
  • C17: Awards - IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Laser Physics and Photonics

Lectures

An overview of all plenary sessions is given here.

  • SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 2019

    ECBO Hot Topics
    Light for Life

    CLEO/Europe Keynote
    Challenges and Trends in Optical Molecular Imaging
    Sophie Brasselet, Fresnel Institute, France

    ECBO CLEO/Europe Tutorial
    Light Sheet Microscopy: Imaging faster, wider and deeper
    Kishan Dholakia, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom

  • MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2019

    CLEO/Europe Plenary Session
    Silicon Photonics
    Prof. Michal Lipson, Columbia University, USA

    Optical Metrology Keynote
    Fluorescence and Scattering, a Tug of War towards Multimessenger Optical Microscopy
    Alberto Diaspro, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy

    Wolrd of Photonics Congress Opening Plenary Session
    Listening to the Universe with Gravitational Waves
    Prof. Karsten Danzmann, Max-Planck-Institute for Gravitational Physics, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany

    EQEC Tutorial
    Metamaterials, Anapoles and Flying Donuts
    Nikolay N. Zheludev, University of Southampton, UK and NTU Singapore, Singapore

    Optical Metrology - EQEC 2019 Joint Session
    Computational Photonics for Metrology Application: Light and Structure

    LiM - Lasers in Manufacturing Plenary Session and WLT Award Ceremony

    Laudatio for Prof. Poprawe
    Prof. Andreas Tünnermann, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF, Germany
    Industry 4.0 and its Role in Laser Technology
    Prof. Reinhart Poprawe, Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT, Germany
    WLT Award Ceremony and Price Winning Topic Presentation
    Prof. Michael Schmidt, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

    Optical Metrology Keynote
    Secondary Speckle-based Tomopgraphy and Tissue Probing
    Ariel Schwarz, Bar-Ilan University, Isreal

    Digital Optical Technologies Plenary Session
    Light Field Image Processing: Overview and Research Problems
    Dr. Christine Guillemot, INRIA, France

    EOS Optofluidics Plenary Session
    Nanophotonic Metasurfaces for Biosensing and Imaging
    Prof. Hatice Altug, L'Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

    CLEO/Europe Tutorial
    Graphene for Photonics and Optoelectronics
    Andrea Ferrari, Cambridge Graphene Center, United Kingdom

    Optical Metrology Keynote
    Toward a thinking Microscope: Deeep Learning-enabled Computational Microscopy and Sensing
    Aydogan Ozcan, University of California, USA

    Nobel Price Plenary Talk
    A Passion for Extreme Light
    Gérard Mourou, L'Ecole Polytechnique, France

  • TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2019

    Imaging and Applied Optics Plenary Session

    The Ongoing Adaptive Optics Revolution
    Dr. Domenico Bonaccini Calia, European Soutern Observatory, Germany
    Robot learning from Human Guidance
    Prof. Dongheui Lee, Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany

    EQEC Plenary Session and Award Ceremony
    Photonic Entanglement: from Foundations to Applications
    Prof. Anton Zeilinger, Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria

    Herbert Walther Award Lecture by CLEO/Europe 2019
    The Journey from Manipulating Single Quantum Systems to Quantum Information Processing
    Prof. Peter Knight, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

    Optical Metrology Keynote
    Quantifying Myelination at the Individual Axon Scale using Color Spatial Light Interference Microscopy (cSLIM)
    Gabriel Popescu, University of Illinois, USA

    ECBO Plenary Session
    Photo Medicine, Radiation Medicine and Nano Medicine: An Emerging Golden Braid
    Prof. Brian C. Wilson, University of Toronto/Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Canada

    EQEC Keynote
    Magic Conditions for Optical Lattice Clocks to Operate at 10^-19 Uncertainty
    Hidetoshi Katori, Tokyo University, Japan

    CLEO/Europe Keynote
    Nonlinear Optics Exploiting the Spatial Dimension
    Siddharth Ramachandran, Boston University, USA

    Optical Metrology Keynote
    Optical Imaging using Learning Techniques
    Demetri Psaltis, L'Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2019

    Optical Metrology Keynote
    Ultralarge Scale Single-Cell Image-based Biophysical Phenotyping: Opportunities and Challenges
    Kevin Tsia, The University of Hong Kong, China

    Optical Metrology Plenary Session
    Towards a complete Framework for Calibration of Optical Surface and coordinate Measuring Insturments
    Prof. Richard Leach, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

    EQEC Keynote
    A Renaissance in Stimulated Brillouin Scattering
    Benjamin Eggletion, University of Sydney, Australia

    Optical Metrology Keynote
    Automated Cell Identification with 3D Optical Imaging
    Bahram Javidi, University of Connecticut, USA

    CLEO/Europe Tutorial
    Quantum Dot Lasers Epitaxially Grown on Si
    John Bowers, UC Santa Barbara, USA

    Optical Metrology EOS Joint Session
    Measurement of Optical Components I: Asphere and Freeform Measurement

    EOS Manufacturing, Tolerancing and Testing of Optical Systems Plenary Session
    The Future of Optical Fabrication - Demand, Supply and Technology
    David Walker, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom

    Optical Metrology Keynote
    Quantitive Phase Imaging and Artificial Intelligence
    YongKeun Park, KAIST; Republic of Korea

  • THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2019

    EQEC Keynote
    Topological Photonics
    Mordechai (Moti) Segev, Technion, Isreal

    Keynote CLEO/Europe 2019
    Wireless Terahertz Communications
    Wolfgang Freude, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

    CLEO/Europe Tutorial
    An Introduction to Attosecond Pulses and Attosecond Physics
    Anne L'Huillier, Lund University, Sweden

  • SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 2019

    ECBO Hot Topics
    Light for Life

    CLEO/Europe Keynote
    Challenges and Trends in Optical Molecular Imaging
    Sophie Brasselet, Fresnel Institute, France

    ECBO CLEO/Europe Tutorial
    Light Sheet Microscopy: Imaging faster, wider and deeper
    Kishan Dholakia, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom

  • MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2019

    CLEO/Europe Plenary Session
    Silicon Photonics
    Prof. Michal Lipson, Columbia University, USA

    Optical Metrology Keynote
    Fluorescence and Scattering, a Tug of War towards Multimessenger Optical Microscopy
    Alberto Diaspro, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy

    Wolrd of Photonics Congress Opening Plenary Session
    Listening to the Universe with Gravitational Waves
    Prof. Karsten Danzmann, Max-Planck-Institute for Gravitational Physics, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany

    EQEC Tutorial
    Metamaterials, Anapoles and Flying Donuts
    Nikolay N. Zheludev, University of Southampton, UK and NTU Singapore, Singapore

    Optical Metrology - EQEC 2019 Joint Session
    Computational Photonics for Metrology Application: Light and Structure

    LiM - Lasers in Manufacturing Plenary Session and WLT Award Ceremony

    Laudatio for Prof. Poprawe
    Prof. Andreas Tünnermann, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF, Germany
    Industry 4.0 and its Role in Laser Technology
    Prof. Reinhart Poprawe, Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT, Germany
    WLT Award Ceremony and Price Winning Topic Presentation
    Prof. Michael Schmidt, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

    Optical Metrology Keynote
    Secondary Speckle-based Tomopgraphy and Tissue Probing
    Ariel Schwarz, Bar-Ilan University, Isreal

    Digital Optical Technologies Plenary Session
    Light Field Image Processing: Overview and Research Problems
    Dr. Christine Guillemot, INRIA, France

    EOS Optofluidics Plenary Session
    Nanophotonic Metasurfaces for Biosensing and Imaging
    Prof. Hatice Altug, L'Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

    CLEO/Europe Tutorial
    Graphene for Photonics and Optoelectronics
    Andrea Ferrari, Cambridge Graphene Center, United Kingdom

    Optical Metrology Keynote
    Toward a thinking Microscope: Deeep Learning-enabled Computational Microscopy and Sensing
    Aydogan Ozcan, University of California, USA

    Nobel Price Plenary Talk
    A Passion for Extreme Light
    Gérard Mourou, L'Ecole Polytechnique, France

  • TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2019

    Imaging and Applied Optics Plenary Session

    The Ongoing Adaptive Optics Revolution
    Dr. Domenico Bonaccini Calia, European Soutern Observatory, Germany
    Robot learning from Human Guidance
    Prof. Dongheui Lee, Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany

    EQEC Plenary Session and Award Ceremony
    Photonic Entanglement: from Foundations to Applications
    Prof. Anton Zeilinger, Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria

    Herbert Walther Award Lecture by CLEO/Europe 2019
    The Journey from Manipulating Single Quantum Systems to Quantum Information Processing
    Prof. Peter Knight, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

    Optical Metrology Keynote
    Quantifying Myelination at the Individual Axon Scale using Color Spatial Light Interference Microscopy (cSLIM)
    Gabriel Popescu, University of Illinois, USA

    ECBO Plenary Session
    Photo Medicine, Radiation Medicine and Nano Medicine: An Emerging Golden Braid
    Prof. Brian C. Wilson, University of Toronto/Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Canada

    EQEC Keynote
    Magic Conditions for Optical Lattice Clocks to Operate at 10^-19 Uncertainty
    Hidetoshi Katori, Tokyo University, Japan

    CLEO/Europe Keynote
    Nonlinear Optics Exploiting the Spatial Dimension
    Siddharth Ramachandran, Boston University, USA

    Optical Metrology Keynote
    Optical Imaging using Learning Techniques
    Demetri Psaltis, L'Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2019

    Optical Metrology Keynote
    Ultralarge Scale Single-Cell Image-based Biophysical Phenotyping: Opportunities and Challenges
    Kevin Tsia, The University of Hong Kong, China

    Optical Metrology Plenary Session
    Towards a complete Framework for Calibration of Optical Surface and coordinate Measuring Insturments
    Prof. Richard Leach, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

    EQEC Keynote
    A Renaissance in Stimulated Brillouin Scattering
    Benjamin Eggletion, University of Sydney, Australia

    Optical Metrology Keynote
    Automated Cell Identification with 3D Optical Imaging
    Bahram Javidi, University of Connecticut, USA

    CLEO/Europe Tutorial
    Quantum Dot Lasers Epitaxially Grown on Si
    John Bowers, UC Santa Barbara, USA

    Optical Metrology EOS Joint Session
    Measurement of Optical Components I: Asphere and Freeform Measurement

    EOS Manufacturing, Tolerancing and Testing of Optical Systems Plenary Session
    The Future of Optical Fabrication - Demand, Supply and Technology
    David Walker, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom

    Optical Metrology Keynote
    Quantitive Phase Imaging and Artificial Intelligence
    YongKeun Park, KAIST; Republic of Korea

  • THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2019

    EQEC Keynote
    Topological Photonics
    Mordechai (Moti) Segev, Technion, Isreal

    Keynote CLEO/Europe 2019
    Wireless Terahertz Communications
    Wolfgang Freude, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

    CLEO/Europe Tutorial
    An Introduction to Attosecond Pulses and Attosecond Physics
    Anne L'Huillier, Lund University, Sweden

Social & Networking events

Exchanging information, receiving fresh ideas, getting to know new colleagues and making contact with key players in the industry: No problem at the World of Photonics Congress!

Poster sessions
Each conference held as part of the World of Photonics Congress will also feature at least one poster session. Take this opportunity of meeting colleagues researching the same subjects or of getting to know new research projects.

Happy hour
At the happy hour you can end the congress day among colleagues with “pretzels and beer”. The „Bier and Brezel“ Get together sponsored by SPIE takes places on Monday, June 24, 2019, 19:00-21:00 in the Foyer and Hall B0, ICM Ground Floor.

The details and dates of the individual events will be available here well in advance before the World of Photonics Congress 2019.

 
 
 
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