Light, Energy and the Environment Congress

02 - 05 十二月 2014
Energy Change Institute, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

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This comprehensive Congress examines the frontiers in the development of optical technologies for energy production, transport, and use. It also examines the use of optical and photonic approaches to monitor energy usage and the effects energy production has on the environment. It is designed to bring together researchers, engineers, and managers and foster timely information exchange between several of the disciplines involved in energy production usage, cost and environmental and efficiency management.

General Chair

Kenneth Baldwin, Australian National University, Australia

Conference Plenary

Steven Chu, Stanford University, USA

For more information view the Plenary page.


Abstract and Summary Submission 3 九月 2014 12:00 EDT
Advanced Registration 4 十一月 2014


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Plenary Session
Friday, 5 December
Steven Chu is the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Humanities and Sciences and Professor of Physics and Molecular & Cellular Physiology at Stanford University.  His research program encompasses atomic physics, quantum electronics, energy and energy economics, and biophysics and biomedicine that tests fundamental theories in physics, the development of methods to laser cool and trap atoms, atom interferometry, and the study of polymers and biological systems at the single molecule level.  For his work developing the theory of laser cooling of atoms, he was co-recipient the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1997.  From January 2009 until April 2013, Dr. Chu served as the 12th U.S. Secretary of Energy, being the first scientist to hold a cabinet position.  For more information on the Plenary speaker see the plenary page

Congress Reception
Tuesday, 2 December
University House, Great Hall & Gardens
18:30 - 19:30

Join your fellow attendees for the Congress Reception. Enjoy delectable fare while networking. The reception is open to committee/presenting author/student and full conference attendees. Conference attendees may purchase extra tickets for their guest. (Times subject to change. Please check your Congress program)

Joint Poster Sessions
Posters are an integral part of the technical program and offer a unique networking opportunity, where presenters can discuss their results one-to-one with interested parties. Each author is provided with a board on which to display the summary and results of his or her paper.

Congress Banquet
Thursday, 4 December
National Museum of Australia
19:00 - 21:00

This will be a ticketed event.  Please check back for updates and details on the Congress Banquet.

The National Museum of Australia is a social history museum. The Museum explores the land, nation and people of Australia. It focuses on Indigenous histories and cultures, histories of European settlement and our interaction with the environment.  Visit the The National Museum of Australia's website for information and details.

OSA - The Optical Society

Host Organization

Logo of the Australian National University Energy Change InstituteAustralian Optical Society

Premier Corporate Sponsor

Energy Genesis Cycle

Premier Venue Sponsor

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Corporate Sponsor

American Elements


Energy Change Institute, Australian National University
Energy Genesis Cycle, Inc.
Warsash Scientific