Optics and photonics are major enabling technologies that underpin scientific and technological advances in fields as wide ranging as information technology, energy, metrology, manufacturing, security, and healthcare. The scope and use of photonics in the 21st century, over 50 years after the invention of the laser, is vast and continually expanding, as basic research in the generation, manipulation, interaction, and detection of light fuels scientific discovery, the creation of novel applications, and the invention and engineering of new materials and devices for use in our everyday lives.
Researchers at the University of Oxford are at the forefront of developments, from quantum photonics and metrology to super-resolution optical imaging, biophotonics, ultrafast spectroscopy, sensing, and laser processing.
The 2019 Oxford Photonics Day will have a range of speakers including:
Prof. Felix Hofmann, Department of Engineering Science
Prof. Madhavi Krishnan, Department of Chemistry
Prof. Robert Taylor, Department of Physics
Prof. John Heffernan, University of Sheffield
Prof. Thomas Krauss, University of York
Prof. Lapo Bogani, Department of Materials
Prof. Jin-Chong Tan, Department of Engineering Science