Program Overview

The conference starts with a welcome reception and registration on Sunday June 28, starting at 18:30, at the Siloso Beach area of the Rasa Sentosa Resort. The sessions will start in the morning of Monday, June 29 and will end on Friday, July 3 around noon time. There will be 9 keynote talks, 23 invited talks, and 5 hot topic presentations of durations 45, 30, and 25 minutes, respectively (including 5 minutes of question time). All talks will be held at the Horizon Pavilion on level 5 of the Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa, Singapore. Poster sessions are on Monday and Tuesday starting in the afternoon. Excursions into Singapore are on Wednesday afternoon. These are followed by a public evening lecture given by Alain Aspect at 19:00, at the Singapore Science Centre. The conference banquet will take place at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre on Thursday evening at 19:00. Tours of local labs are offered on Friday afternoon. More information on the social program can be found here.

File download:
- Program (download PDF)
- Book of Abstracts (download PDF)

List of speakers:

Andrea Alberti, University of Bonn, Germany
Aldo Antognini, ETH, Switzerland
Alain Aspect, Institut d'Optique, France
Immanuel Bloch, MPQ, LMU, Germany
Dmitry Budker, UC Berkeley, USA and Helmholtz Institute, JGU, Mainz, Germany.
Marc Cheneau, Institut d'Optique, France
Eric Cornell, JILA, USA
Jean Dalibard, LKB, France
Vincent Daria, ANU, Australia
Gerald Gabrielse, Harvard University, USA
Livio Gianfrani, Second University of Naples, Italy
Hartmut Häffner, UC Berkeley, USA
Eric Hessels, York Uninversity, Canada
Onur Hosten, Stanford University, USA
Randy Hulet, Rice University, USA
Hidetoshi Katori, RIKEN, Japan
Yoon-Ho Kim, POSTECH, Korea
Gerd Leuchs, Max-Planck Institute for the Physics of Light, Germany
Dzmitry Matsukevich, Centre for Quantum Technologies, Singapore
Daniel McCarron, Yale University, USA
Chang Hee Nam, GIST, Korea
Ekkehard Peik, PTB, Germany
Pepijn Pinkse, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Arno Rauschenbeutel, Technical University of Vienna, Austria
Jakob Reichel, LKB, France
Gerhard Rempe, MPQ, Germany
Nick Robins, ANU, Australia
Ana Rey, JILA, USA
Gabriele Rosi, University of Florence, Italy
Marianna Safronova, University of Delaware, USA
Tobias Schaetz, University of Freiburg, Germany
Richard Thompson, Imperial College, UK
Nicolas Treps, LKB, France
Martin Weitz, University of Bonn, Germany
Tanya Zelevinsky, Columbia University, USA
Aleksei Zheltikov, Moscow State University, Russia
Jing Zhang, Shanxi University, China

The conference will be published in proceedings. You can make a purchase of the book at time of online registration for the conference.

Two poster sessions are planned for Monday, 29 June and Tuesday 30 June, 16:15-22:00 at the Siloso function room at level 1 of the conference venue. The poster walls support A0 portrait and landscape format. A poster prize is sponsored by "Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics" (Courtesy of Prof. Dieter Meschede.). The prize winners will be announced during the conference banquet.

Public lecture
A public lecture will be given by at the Maxwell Auditorium at hte Singapore Science Centre on Wednesday, July 1, at 19:00. Bus transfer following the excursions on Wednesday afternoon and from the Rasa Sentosa Resort will be provided.

Alain Aspect (Institut d'Optiqe, France)
Maxwell's wave or Einstein's LichtQuanten? The weirdness of light
Since the early days of quantum mechanics, interference between spatially separated trajectories of a single particle has not ceased to fascinate physicists. I will present experiments realized with a single photon, which have allowed us to emphasize the weirdness of the concept of wave particle duality, at the root of the quantum revolution of the 20th century. Such single photon sources are now an important resource in the domain of quantum information and quantum cryptography.

Lab Tours
For the people who like to visit the local laboratories we offer lab tours at the Centre for Quantum Technologies on Friday, July 3rd. Bus transfer departs at 14:00 at the lobby of the Rasa Sentosa Resort.

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