KEYNOTE SPEAKERS LIST
David Andrews, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
Title: Photon Wave Fronts: Frontiers in Photonics
Elvira Fortunato, CENIMAT/I3N/FCT/UNL, Portugal
Title: To be announced
Photon Wave Fronts: Frontiers in Photonics
University of East Anglia
David Andrews is Professor of Chemical Physics at the University of East Anglia, where his group conducts research on fundamental photonics, optomechanical forces, optical vortices, nonlinear optics, energy harvesting and molecular energy transport. He has a dozen books and 300 research papers to his name. David Andrews is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, the Royal Society of Chemistry, and SPIE - the international optics and photonics society.
Advances in photonics are bringing the fundamental nature and properties of the photon under fresh scrutiny. Numerous developments in the field of optical vortices, plasmonics and nonlinear optics hinge on exotic properties of the wave-front and phase structures of light, down to the level of the photon itself. As a result we are discovering new fundamental principles, and finding new applications ranging including nanomanipulation, quantum information and all-optical switching. This address highlights some of the latest discoveries.
To be announced