OSA Latin America Optics & Photonics Conference (LAOP)

OSA Latin America Optics & Photonics Conference (LAOP)

08 - 11 agosto 2016
Ruta N, Medellin, Colombia

The Latin America Optics & Photonics Conference (LAOP) is the major conference sponsored by the Optical Society (OSA) in Latin America. 

The explicit objective is to promote Optics and Photonics regional activities in Latin American that enhance their development and impact on regional countries and communities. As such, they are partially heir to independent activities that were carried out at the national level, but as a Latin American movement arose at OSA. Therefore, it welcomes the partnership and participation of all the national and regional international societies in the region.

Plenary Speaker

Andrew Weiner, Purdue University, USA

Ana Cardenas
Universidad de Antioquia

Idelfonso Tafur Monroy
Technical University of Denmark

General Chair

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Abstract and Summary Submission 5 abril 2016 12:00 EDT
Abstract and Summary Submission 5 abril 2016

Plenary Speakers

Alain Aspect, Institut d'Optique, France
Claude Fabre, Laboratoire Kastler-Brossel, Sorbonne Université-UPMC, France
Gregory W. Forbes, QED Technologies, Australia
Cary Gunn, Genalyte, USA
Michal Lipson, Cornell University, USA
Ernst Wintner, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

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Conference Reception

Meet your fellow conference attendees during this informal reception. It will feature music and beverages. It is open to all attendees.

Poster Sessions

Poster presentations offer an effective way to communicate new research findings and provide a venue for lively and detailed discussions between presenters and interested viewers. Don’t miss this opportunity to discuss current research one-on-one with presenters.

Tour to Chichen Itza

On your free day join us on a tour to Chichen Itza - one of the Seven Wonders of the World! This tour is an extraordinary visit to one of the most impressive worldwide archaeological site. This ancient ceremonial center
was built in 445 BC, and is one of the most impressive sites in the Yucatan Peninsula. Experience the acoustics in the largest ball court in America. Walk the same path used by the Mayan priests to offer sacrifices to their gods in the sacred cenote. And enjoy the cenote Park Ki-Kil, where you can swim in the beautiful Mayan water or just take unforgettable pictures. Chichén Itzá, is ideal for people interested in learning one of the most important and richest cultures in the world.

Conference Banquet

Join your colleagues for a festive evening featuring live music and Mariachi. The banquet is open to all full technical attendees. Conference attendees may purchase extra tickets in advance for their guest.

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