Reinhard Kienberger is awarded the EPS QEOD Prize for Research in Laser Science and Applications

By Andy Clarkson. Published on 23 June 2016 in:
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The Quantum Electronics and Optics Division [QEOD] board is delighted to announce that Prof. Reinhard Kienberger has been elected the winner of the 2016 prize for ‘Research in Laser Science and Applications’ for his seminal contributions to establishing the basic techniques for attosecond science with laser-based as well as accelerator-based sources. The prize will be awarded at the forthcoming Europhoton conference on Solid-State, Fibre and Waveguide Coherent Light Source to be held in Vienna, Austria from 21-26 August, 2016.

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 News from the EPS 

CEWQO 2016

By e-EPS. Published on 22 March 2016 in:
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The 23rd Central European Workshop on Quantum Optics [CEWQO2016] will take place from 27 June to 1 July 2016 at the Orthodox Academy of Crete, in Kolymbari, Crete, Greece.

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Europhoton 2016

By e-EPS. Published on 15 December 2015 in:
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The 7th Europhoton conference organised by the EPS Quantum-Optics and Electronics Division  [EPS QEOD] will focus on “Solid State, Fibre, and Waveguide Coherent Light Sources”. It will be held at Technische Universität in Vienna, Auqtria, right in the city centre from 21-26 August 2016.

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Editorial – Is there a by-product of fundamental physics?

By Nicolas Treps. Published on 25 June 2015 in:
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What is the aim of fundamental science? We have all asked ourselves this question, and however naive it may seem, we often have to provide an answer. When the question comes from policy makers and funding agencies, we suspect ulterior motives. Therefore, rather than explain that the purpose is to gain knowledge and understanding, which is the essence of fundamental science, it is easier to raise an equally important aspect: most of the greatest technological advances are the direct or indirect consequence of not politically oriented research. One example that is often mentioned is the invention of the laser.

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CEWQO 2014

By Bénédicte Huchet. Published on 26 March 2014 in:
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The 21st Central European Workshop on Quantum Optics [CEWQO 2014] will be held from 23-27 June 2014 in Brussels, Belgium.
The CEWQO 2014 is part of a series of workshops started in the 1990s to encourage collaboration with Central-European countries. It has become a central annual meeting for European researchers working in quantum optics, its applications to quantum information, and foundations of quantum mechanics.
Some student grants, mainly for students and postdocs from economically disfavoured regions…

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IUPAP Young Scientists Prize in Quantum Electronics

By Bénédicte Huchet. Published on 27 February 2014 in:
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The award ceremony for the biennial Young Scientist Prizes in Quantum Electronics of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics [IUPAP] was held on 5 December 2013 at the OPTIC 2013 conference in Chung-Li, Taiwan. This year, the Prize in Quantum Electronics (Applied Aspects) goes to Dr. Nickolas Vamivakas of the Institute of Optics, University of Rochester. The Prize in Quantum Electronics (Fundamental Aspects) goes to Dr. Kin Fai Mak of the Kavli Institute at Cornell for Nanoscale Science Laboratory for Atomic and Solid State Physics. Dr. Vamivakas was cited for his seminal contributions to extending the domain of experimental quantum optics from atomic to solid-state systems…

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Call for nominations for 2013 Herbert Walther Award

By Ian Randall. Published on 28 June 2012 in:
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Nominations are now open for the 2013 Herbert Walther Award, which is given in recognition of distinguished contributions to the fields of quantum optics and atomic physics, as well as leadership in the scientific community.

The award is named in honour of Herbert Walther, in commemoration of his innovations in the fields of quantum optics and atomic physics, and his contributions to the scientific community in general.

Nominators must be members of the Optical Society of America – nominees, however, need not be…

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Philippe Grangier receives Charles H. Townes award

By Ian Randall. Published on 22 May 2012 in:
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Philippe Grangier has been awarded the Charles H. Townes award of the Optical Society of America, in recognition of his research in fundamental quantum optics.

Grangier, a research director at CNRS and a professor at the Ecole Polytechnique, leads the Quantum Optics group at the Laboratory Charles Fabry and the Institut d’Optique Graduate School. His research focuses on studies of the non-classical properties of light, with regards to the application of quantum information…

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