25th Congress of the International Commission for Optics (ICO) • 16th International Conference on Optics Within Life Sciences (OWLS)
Mikael C. Rechtsman

Winner of the 2018-ICO Prize:
Mikael C. Rechtsman
The Pennsylvania State University, USA

Topological photonics

Abstract
The goal of the field of topological photonics is to employ "topological protection" (as originally conceived for solid-state electronic devices) to protect photonic devices against parasitic disorder. I will provide an introduction and overview.

 

Chao-Yang Lu

Winner of the 2019-ICO-IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Optics:
Chao-Yang Lu
University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, P. R. China

Toward quantum computational advantage with photons

 

Can Bayram

Winner of the 2018 IUPAP Young Scientist Prize:
Can Bayram
University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, P. R. China

Cubic-phase III-nitrides for Next Generation Quantum Devices

Abstract
Here we report band structure engineering of cubic-phase III-nitride semiconductors and provide access to previously unseen quantum phenomena in III-nitride heterostructures for use in advanced energy devices.

Curriculum Vitae
Prof. Can Bayram is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA. He is an expert in III-V materials and photonic and electronic devices.

 

Alexander Nosich

Winner of the 2017 Galileo Galilei Medal:
Alexander Nosich
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Microcavity lasers and plasmonic nanolasers on threshold: Essentials and examples of full-wave electromagnetic analysis

Abstract
Quoting Niels Bohr, “Each time when we need something working, we have to descend from the heights of quantum theory to Maxwell equations, and sometimes even to Newton equations.” This is about the lasers too.

Curriculum Vitae
IEEE Fellow (2004), DHC Universite de Rennes (2015), ICO Galilei Medal (2017), National Prize (2017), NASU Solomon Pekar Award in Solid-State Physics (2018), OSA Fellow (2019), National Research Foundation of Ukraine (2019-2022), H-index = 36.

 

Malik Maaza

Winner of the 2019-Galileo Galilei Medal:
Malik Maaza
UNESCO UNISA Africa Chair in Nanosciences & Nanotechnology, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa

Biomimicking for Solar energy conversion & Solar Heat management

Abstract
The natural world is rich in nanostructured systems. Generally, such a multiscale nanostructuring is correlated to various functionalities such as body thermal regulation among others.

 

Andrea Alú

Winner of the 2016-ICO Prize:
Andrea Alú
CUNY Advanced Science Research Center, City University of New York, USA

Controlling Light with Metamaterials

Abstract
I will discuss our recent progress in controlling and tailoring light using engineered materials. I will discuss in particular the role of broken symmetries in enhancing and control light-matter interactions at the nanoscale.

Curriculum Vitae
Andrea Alù is Einstein Professor and Founding Director at the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center. He received his Laurea (2001) and PhD (2007) from the University of Roma Tre, Italy.

 

Francesca Calegari

Winner of the 2017-ICO Prize:
Francesca Calegari
DESY-Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron, Hamburg, Germany

Titel not available yet.

 

Giulia Grancini

Winner of the 2017 ICO-IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Optics:
Giulia Grancini
University of Pavia, Italy

Titel not available yet.

 

Accommodation

Important Dates

13 - 17 September 2021
25th Congress of the International Commission for Optics (ICO)
16th International Conference and 30 Years Anniversary of the International Society on Optics Within Life Sciences (OWLS)

Important Information

A Special Issue of the Journal of the European Optical Society – Rapid Publications (JEOS:RP) with papers from the congress ICO-25-OWLS-16-Dresden-Germany-2021 is planned. The general chair of the congress, Prof Juergen Czarske is associate editor of the JEOS:RP: jeos.springeropen.com

Organiser


TU Dresden
01062 Dresden, Germany
 www.tu-dresden.de