The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), in collaboration with the International Commission for Optics (ICO), the Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University (RAU), the Institute for Physical Research of NAS (IPR of NAS), the LT-Pyrkal cjsc, and the faculty of Physics of Yerevan State University (YSU) will organize the 2nd International Symposium on Optics & its Applications (OPTICS-2014), which will be held at Yerevan and Ashtarak, Armenia, from 1 to 5 September, 2014.

Co-organizing student chapters: the YSU & NAS SPIE Armenian Student Chapter, and the BMSTU SPIE & OSA Student Chapters.

Cosponsors: the Optical Society (OSA), the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE), the International Commission for Optics (ICO), the RAU, and the LT-Pyrkal

Directors: Gagik Buniatyan (LT-PYRKAL, Armenia) Maria L. Calvo (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain) Narine Gevorgyan (RAU, Armenia / ICTP, Italy) Angela Guzman (CREOL, USA) Joseph Niemela (ICTP, Italy) Aram Papoyan (IPR of NAS, Armenia) Hayk Sarkisyan (RAU, Armenia / YSU, Armenia)

International Advisory and Program Committees: Chairmen: David Blaschke (University of Wroclaw, Poland / JINR Dubna, Russia), and David Sarkisyan (IPR of NAS, Armenia) Roman Alaverdyan (YSU, Armenia), Levon Aslanyan (YSU, Armenia), Marcis Auzinsh (University of Latvia, Latvia), Stefano Bellucci (Frascati National Laboratory INFN, Italy), Michael Berry (University of Bristol, UK), Aranya Bhattacherjee (University of Delhi, India), Konstantin Bliokh (Advanced Science Institute RIKEN, Japan / IRE, Ukraine), Dmitry Budker (University of California at Berkeley, USA), Vigen Chaltykyan (IPR of NAS, Armenia), Miltcho Danailov (Elettra, Italy), Carlos Duque (Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia), Vladimir Gerdt (JINR Dubna, Russia), Gayane Grigoryan (IPR of NAS, Armenia), Rafik Hakobyan (YSU, Armenia), Alexey Kavokin (University of Southampton, UK), Eduard Kazaryan (RAU, Armenia), Arsen Khvedelidze (Institute of Mathematics, Georgia), Albert Kirakosyan (YSU, Armenia), Radik Kostanyan (IPR of NAS, Armenia), Takayuki Miyadera (Kyoto University, Japan), Levon Mouradian (YSU, Armenia), Atom Muradyan (YSU, Armenia), Armen Nersessian (YSU, Armenia / ICTP, Italy), Avinash Pandey (University of Allahabad, India), Luis Ponce (CICATA IPN, Mexico/Universidad de Havana, Cuba), Hartmut Ruhl, (LMU, Germany), Armin Scrinzi (LMU, Germany), Marat Soskin (Institute of Physics NASU, Ukraine), Sergue Vinitsky (JINR Dubna, Russia), Gert von Bally (Centre for Biomedical Optics and Photonics, Germany), Ruben Zadoyan (Newport Technology & Applications Center, USA)

Local Organizing Committee: Coordinator: Paytsar Mantashyan (IPR of NAS, Armenia); Managers: David Hayrapetyan (RAU, Armenia) and Artsrun Martirosyan (IPR of NAS, Armenia); Melanya Grigoryan (Integrator Ltd, Armenia), Astghik Kuzanyan (IPR of NAS, Armenia), Lilit Mantashyan (Guw-Re Ltd Educational Centre, Armenia)

Topics: Optical properties of nanostructures Quantum optics & information Singular optics and its applications Laser spectroscopy Strong field optics Nonlinear & ultrafast optics Photonics & fiber optics Optics of liquid crystals Mathematical methods in optics This scientific event will provide good opportunity for optics & photonics field scientists and industrial companies for information exchange. The objective of this symposium is to bring together leading specialists and young scientists working on various aspects of optics, to discuss the most recent developments in that area. OPTICS-2014 will combine: invited plenary lectures, sectional reports, presentations of young scientists (there will be special awards from the SPIE Armenian Students Chapter for the best student’s contributions), poster presentations, laboratory tours, exhibition and excursion.

Preliminary List of Speakers: Alber Gernot, Technische Universitat Darmstadt, Germany Bellucci Stefano, Frascati National Laboratory INFN, Italy Bergou Janos, City University of New York, USA Berry Michael, University of Bristol, UK Bhattacherjee Aranya, University of Delhi, India Blaschke David, University of Wroclaw, Poland / JINR Dubna, Russia Bliokh Konstantin, Advanced Science Institute RIKEN, Japan / IRE, Ukraine Cabrera Humberto, Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research IVIC, Venezuela Calvo Maria L., Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain Cowan Thomas, HZDR, Germany Dennis Mark, University of Bristol, UK Desyatnikov Anton, Australian National University, Australia Duque Carlos, Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia Ekers Aigars, University of Latvia, Latvia Garcia Martin E., Universitaet Kassel, Germany Ghulinyan Mher, CMM-Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy Hatsagortsyan Karen, Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik, Germany Kavokin Alexey, University of Southampton, UK Khvedelidze Arsen, Mathematical Institute, Georgia Machnikowski Pawel, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland Manko Vladimir, Lebedev Physical Institute, Russia Muminov Khikmat, Physical-Technical University, Tajikistan Niemela Joseph, ICTP Trieste, Italy Pandey Avinash, University of Allahabad, India Petrosyan David, Institute of Electronic Structure & Laser, Greece Ponce Luis, CICATA IPN, Mexico/Universidad de Havana, Cuba Reinholz Fred, University of Luebeck, Germany Reinholz Heidi, University of Rostock, Germany Rhodes William T., Florida Atlantic University, USA Ruhl Hartmut, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Germany Scrinzi Armin, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Germany Shahbazyan Tigran, Jackson State University, USA Szafranska Monika, National Institute of Telecommunications, Wroclaw, Poland Vekua Temo, University of Hannover, Germany Vinitsky Sergue, JINR Dubna, Russia von Bally Gert, Centre for Biomedical Optics and Photonics, Germany Zadoyan Ruben, Newport Technology & Applications Center, USA

Materials of symposium will be published in ADVANCED SCIENCE FOCUS

Starts 1 Sep 2014
Ends 5 Sep 2014
Yerevan-Ashtarak - Armenia


G. Buniatyan, M.L. Calvo, N. Gevorgyan, A. Guzman, A. Papoyan, H. Sarkisyan.
ICTP Local Organizer: J. Niemela