The Schawlow-Townes Symposium Series
The Schawlow-Townes Symposium Series

November 9, 2012 - October 11, 2018

Ottawa, Canada

The University of Ottawa established the Schawlow-Townes Symposium on Photonics in 2012, in honour of Charles H. Townes and Arthur L. Schawlow, who pioneered laser technology in the 1950s. This annual symposium aims to bring to light the research and discoveries of photonics experts at the University of Ottawa, from across Canada and from around the world. Since its inception, every MPC board member from Germany has been a featured speaker of this symposium. We also include the more junior researchers from both sides of the Centre as guest speakers. The research projects of the centre are also included in the poster session which initiate discussions between the participants. We have timed the annual MPC meetings held in Ottawa to coincide with this event. Thus, this symposium has helped deepen the links between the researcher of this MPC by integrating them into the discussion and networking involved in this event.

List of speakers by year:

2012
Charles Townes, University of California at Berkeley
Olga Smirnova, Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy
Albert Stolow, University of Ottawa
Ksenia Dolgaleva, University of Ottawa
Christoph Marquardt, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light
Erich Ippen, Massachussets Institute of Technology
Jeff Lundeen, University of Ottawa
Gerd Leuchs, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light

2013
Philip Russell, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light
Maurice O’Sullivan, Ciena
Bahaa E. A. Saleh, University of Central Florida
Federico Capasso, Havard University

2014
Marlan Scully, Texas A&M and Princeton
Ian Walmsley, University of Oxford
Thomas Jennewein, University of Waterloo
Eli Yablonovitch, University of California at Berkeley
Miles Padgett, University of Glasgow
Vahid Sandoghdar, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light

2015
Serge Haroche, Collège de France
Nader Engheta, University of Pennsylvania
Kevin Farley, Ciena
Ruth Rayman, National Research Council of Canada
Larry Tarof, Jabil Optics
Ferenc Krausz, Max Planck Institue for Quantum Optics
Mordechai Segev, Israel Institute of Technology

2016
Mario Pinto, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council
Sir Peter Knight, Imperial College London
Alexander Gaeta, Columbia University
Vlad Shalaev, Purdue University

2017
David Jones, University of British Columbia
Nicholas Karpowicz, Max Planck Institue for Quantum Optics
Eugene Arthurs, The international society for optics and photonics
Marie D’Iorio, University of Ottawa
Florian Marquardt, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light
Keith A. Nelson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Margaret M. Murnane, University of Colorado

2018
Adina Luican-Mayer, University of Ottawa
Ebrahim Karimi, University of Ottawa
Alan E. Willner, University of Southern California
Jeff Kimble, California Institute of Technology
Jun Ye, University of Colorado