University of Ottawa hosts Ultrafast Lasers and Applications summer school

Every year the University of Ottawa’s photonics community organizes and hosts a summer school designed as an in-depth introduction for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The focus of the school changes each year to address the latest developments in extreme photonics. The focus in 2014 will be Ultrafast lasers and applications.

This year’s summer school will take place from June 23 to 27 at the University of Ottawa. Each day will feature four to five 90-minute talks on a selected theme, which will be developed from basic principles to advanced research topics. At the end of every day, there will be a public lecture from an internationally-renowned keynote speaker.

This year’s lecturers are internationally recognized Canadian and international leaders in the fundamental and applied aspects of the field, including Harald Schwefel and Maria Chekhova from Germany’s Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Rick Trebino from Georgia Tech, and Eric Mazur from Harvard University.

The Ultrafast Lasers and Applications Summer School is sponsored by the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Quantum Nonlinear Optics and uOttawa CREATE. For further information and registration details, visit the Extreme Photonics website.