Forthcoming Events

26.03.2018 - 28.03.2018, Hilton Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
22.04.2018 - 26.04.2018, Strasbourg Convention & Exhibition Centre, France


Thomas Feuer: Vortrag über THz Strahlung (in German)- in der Physikalischen Gesellschaft Zürich (PGZ)
New scientific highlights- by MUST PIs Ursula Keller, Thomas Feuer, Majed Chergui and Hans Jakob Wörner
Peter Hamm selected as the 2018 recipient of the Ellis R. Lippincott Award (OSA)- for seminal contributions to developing multidimensional infrared, Raman and Terahertz spectroscopy
Ursula Keller awarded the IEEE Photonics Award 2018 -for her work as a pioneer in the field of ultrafast lasers
Jean-Pierre Wolf to Receive ZEISS Research Award - for his groundbreaking application of laser pulses in researching the earth’s atmosphere
Three new scientific highlights- by MUST PIs Jean-Pierre Wolf, Majed Chergui / Rafael Abela / Chris Milne and Ursula Keller /Jörg Osterwalder / Matthias Hengsberger
Special Issue of Structural Dynamics on the NCCR MUST- with 10 reviews and 2 perspectives
Majed Chergui elected to the Royal Academy of Sciences of Spain - as successor to Ahmed Zewail (1999 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)
GAP-Biophotonics with Jean-Pierre Wolf-visited by the Grand Conseil of Geneva
First time resolved Pilot Experiment by SwissFEL (30.11.2017): Semiconductor to metal transition in Ti3O5 nanocrystals
ERC Consolidator Grant for Hans Jakob WörnerAttosecond X-ray spectroscopy of liquids ...
ERC Consolidator Grant for Fabrizio CarboneVisualizing the Conformational Dynamics of Proteins ...

OSA Fellows Atac Imamoglu, Ursula Keller and Nergis Mavalvala to Headline CLEO:2017

WASHINGTON — The 2017 CLEO Conference and Exposition (CLEO:2017) will unite attendees, exhibitors and more than 2,000 presentations from around the world. Comprehensive, peer-reviewed technical sessions, a cutting-edge exhibition, and market focused exhibit-floor programming, provided attendees an unparalleled opportunity to immerse themselves in a broad range of research, technologies and innovative new products. Hot topics include advances in metaphotonic devices, military applications of high-power lasers, multimodal imaging in biophotonics and optical microcavities for ultrasensitive detection.

Comprehensive High-Quality Programming
“By uniting the fields of lasers and opto-electronics, CLEO provides attendees with a unique view into this technology lifecycle — from early research to industry applications,” said Ursula Keller, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. “I am honored to be at CLEO:2017 and share the stage with some of the leading minds in the science of lasers and electro-optics.”

Keynote Programming
Uniting the fields of lasers and opto-electronics by bringing together all aspects of laser technology, from basic research to industry applications, the CLEO:2017 plenary will highlight presentations on:

Christopher Contag, Stanford University, USA
Insertable, Implantable and Wearable Micro-optical Devices for the Early Detection of Cancer

Atac Imamoglu, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Polaritons in Two-dimensional Electron Systems

Ursula Keller, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Ultrafast Solid-state Lasers: A Success Story with no End in Sight

Nergis Mavalvala, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Gravitational Wave Detectors of the Future: Beyond the First LIGO Discoveries

Industry Leading Companies in Lasers and Electro-Optics
More than 200 companies exhibited at CLEO:2017, taking advantage of the annual industry leading gathering to introduce new products and demonstrate cutting-edge innovations. Companies such as Coherent, Edmund Optics, Menlo Systems, Thorlabs, Toptica Photonics and many others showcased state-of-the-art technology from a wide-variety of topical areas including ultrafast lasers, spectroscopy, optical pulse technology and nanophotonics. The CLEO exhibit hall featured presentations on the state of the optics and photonics industry, precision manufacturing using ultrafast lasers and quantum optomechanics.

About The Optical Society
Founded in 1916, The Optical Society (OSA) is the leading professional organization for scientists, engineers, students and entrepreneurs who fuel discoveries, shape real-life applications and accelerate achievements in the science of light. Through world-renowned publications, meetings and membership initiatives, OSA provides quality research, inspired interactions and dedicated resources for its extensive global network of optics and photonics experts. For more information, visit

About CLEO
With a distinguished history as the industry's leading event in laser science, the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) is the premier international forum for scientific and technical optics, uniting the fields of lasers and opto-electronics by bringing together all aspects of laser technology, from basic research to industry applications. CLEO: Expo showcases the latest products and applications from more than 200 participating companies, providing hands-on demonstrations of the latest market innovations and applications. The Expo also offers valuable on-floor programming, including Market Focus and the Technology Transfer programs.

Managed by The Optical Society (OSA) and co-sponsored by the American Physical Society's Laser Science Division, IEEE Photonics Society and OSA, CLEO provides the full range of critical developments in the field, showcasing the most significant milestones from laboratory to marketplace. With an unparalleled breadth and depth of coverage, CLEO connects all of the critical vertical markets in lasers and electro-optics. For more information, visit the event website at CLEO 2018 will take place 13-18 May at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California, USA.

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