Keynote speakers

  • Aristide Dogariu (CREOL, Florida, USA) – Mechanic action in complex electromagnetic fields
  • Stefania Residori (Institut Non-LinĂ©aire de Nice, France) – Self-adaptive holography in nonlinear media
  • Niek van Hulst (ICFO, Spain) – Tracking nanoscale coherent energy transfer in single light harvesting complexes

Invited speakers

  • Wonshik Choi (Korea University) – Bio-sensing & imaging in complex media
  • Tomas Cizmar (University of St Andrews) – Photonics in disordered environments and fibre based imaging
  • Andrea Di Falco (University of St Andrews) – Chaotic broadband photonic crystal microcavities
  • Regine Frank (KIT, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) – The quantum nature of random lasers
  • Jaesuk Hwang (Imperial College) – Single organic dye molecules as single photon sources and large optical nonlinearities on a photonic chip
  • Femius Koenderink (AMOLF, FOM-Institute) – How a tutorial dipole model changed our view on plasmonics and metamaterials
  • Fiorenzo Omenetto (Tufts University) – Silk – The ancient material of the future
  • Alberto Rodriguez (Freiburg University) – Multifractal distributions in disordered media
  • Silvia Vignolini (Cambridge University) – Photonic structures in plants
  • Rashid Zia (Brown University) – A multipolar emitter: can 1 transition illuminate 2 paths?

Evening debate speakers

  • Timo Hannay, Managing Director, Digital Science, Macmillan Publishers Ltd
  • Ad Lagendijk, Physicist at AMOLF, FOM-Institute
  • Kostas Repanas, Projet Manager & Managing Editor, Joint Council Office, A*STAR Singapore
  • Kosmas Tsakmakidis, Editor of Nature Materials