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KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Prof. Ursula Keller
ETH Zurich, Physics Department / Institute of Quantum Electronics, Switzerland
“Novel Concepts for Ultrafast Lasers

Ursula Keller joined ETH Zurich as a tenured professor of physics in 1993 and currently serves as a director of the NCCR MUST which is an interdisciplinary research program launched by the Swiss National Science Foundation in 2010. She received her Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Stanford University in 1989 and the Physics “Diplom” from ETH Zurich in 1984. Her research interests are exploring and pushing the frontiers in ultrafast science and technology: ultrafast solid-state and semiconductor lasers, ultrashort pulse generation in the one to two optical cycle regime, frequency comb generation and stabilization, attosecond experiments to test fundamental processes in quantum mechanics using the attoclock and attosecond pulses from high harmonic generation, and attosecond science. She has published more than 450 peer-reviewed journal papers and 11 book chapters and holds or has applied for 17 patents. As of June 2019 she has a Google Scholar h- index of 101 and a Web of Science Core Collection h-index of 78 with more than 24000 citations. Some of her recent awards include the IEEE Edison Medal in 2019, IEEE Photonics Award in 2018, the Weizmann Women  & Science Award in 2017, the OSA Charles H. Townes Award in 2015, the Arthur L. Schawlow Award in 2013, the 2011 EPS Senior Prize and the 2008 OSA Fraunhofer/Burley Prize. She is a Fellow of OSA, EPS, IEEE and SPIE.



PLENARY SPEAKERProf. Peter Kazansky
University of Southampton, Optoelectronics Research Center (ORC), UK
“The Science and Art of Ultrafast Laser Writing”

Peter G. Kazansky studied physics in Moscow State University and received Ph.D from the General Physics Institute in 1985. From 1989 to 1993 he led a group in the GPI, which unraveled the mystery of light-induced frequency doubling in glass.  In 1992 he joined the ORC at the University of Southampton where since 2001 he is a professor pursuing his interests in new optical materials and phenomena. More recently he pioneered the field of ultrafast laser nanostructuring in glass leading to invention of “5D memory crystal,” which holds a Guinness world record for the most durable data storage medium. He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America.



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Max Lederer
European XFEL, Germany

David B. Geohegan  
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

Yohei Kobayashi
University of Tokyo, Japan

John T. Fourkas  
University of Maryland, USA

Razvan Stoian
Laboratoire Hubert Curien CNRS-UJM, France

Peter Herman
University of Toronto, Canada

Nicolas Sanner
Aix-Marseille University, CNRS, LP3, Marseille, France

Davide Bleiner
EMPA-Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Switzerland

Akos Vertes
George Washington University, USA

Bilal Gökce
University of Duisburg-Essen and Center for NanoIntegration Duisburg-Essen CENIDE, Germany

Yongfeng Lu
University of Nebraska Lincoln, USA

Alberto Piqué
Naval Research Laboratory, USA

Peter Balling
 Aarhus University, Denmark

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