Join colleagues and luminaries from around the world at FiO 2012/LS XXVIII in Rochester, N.Y. Frontiers in Optics (FiO) 2011, OSA’s 96th Annual Meeting, is held in conjunction with Laser Science (LS) XXVIII the 28th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society (APS) Division of Laser Science (DLS).
Attend five days of intense, up-to-date programming featuring cutting-edge presentations on the latest advancements in optics and photonics, plenary talks by renowned scientists, seven short courses designed to increase subject-specific knowledge, and a variety of special events offering the opportunity to network with pioneers and colleagues from around the globe. The conference also boasts an exhibit featuring leading optics companies and their innovative products.
The keynote presentation at the plenary session will be made by Al Goshaw, a James B. Duke Professor at Duke University in North Carolina. Goshaw is a member of one of the two independent research teams that announced the likely discovery of the elusive Higgs boson particle.
Goshaw’s presentation, “The History of the Higgs boson and recent discoveries at the CERN Large Hadron Collider,” will take a look back at the nearly 50-year hunt for the “God particle” and the experiments by ATLAS and CMS that ultimately allowed researchers to present evidence for the production of a new massive boson that is a strong candidate for the Higgs particle.
Special symposia include: The Future of Optics: A Perspective at Emil Wolf’s 90th Birthday, Understanding the Developing and Aging Visual Systems, Optical Parametric Chirped-Pulse Amplification and Laser Science Symposium on Undergraduate Research.