OPTO Osaka 2015 Jan. 14th Wed. at Grand Front Osaka

New life will be enabled by photonics.

Develop society,

Create science fronitiers,

Innovate industry and

Produce goods / products.

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Keynote lectures

"Controlling Nanoscale Light" 
Sir John Pendry, Imperial College London

Transformation optics is a new design tool that we can use to control light on the nanoscale where Snell’s law is of no use. Exact at the level of Maxwell’s equations it gives a prescription for distributing the electric and magnetic lines of force as we please.

 "US Investments in Essential Photonics Technologies: The National Photonics Initiative"
Thomas Baer, Stanford University

The United Nations (UN) General Assembly 68th Session proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies to recognize the importance of raising global awareness about how light-based technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to many critical global challenges.   In line with this goal the US based National Photonics Initiative (NPI) has focused on 5 key areas where photonics is a critical enabling technology:  Energy and Environment, Information Technology and Telecom, Advanced Manufacturing, Biomedicine, Defense and Homeland Security. I will discuss opportunities and challenges in these five areas currently being addressed by the scientific societies supporting the NPI.

"Light, Nano and Osaka" 
Satoshi Kawata, Osaka University

Osaka is a city shined in sunset by the sun sinking into the sea of black-sea-breams. Fujiwara-no-Ietaka, well known poet in the Middle Ages, built the “Sunset Hermitage” and a popular singer Frank Nagai sung that the symbolic Tsutenkaku Tower is dyed red by the setting sun. A Glico’s famous runner figure in Dotonbori was renewed from neon-signed to LED-lit last year. Then and now, Osaka is a city of "light". And speaking of "light" sciences, it is Osaka University to be cited. I would like to talk on the old and new optical science, photonics, a cutting-edge science and technology, nanotechnology and Osaka University, Handai.

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contact: Administration office, Division of Photon Science and Technology, Institute for Academic Initiatives
Tel: 06-6879-7927
Email: office@parc.osaka-u.ac.jp http://www.photon.osaka-u.ac.jp
Tel: 06-6879-7927
Email: office@parc.osaka-u.ac.jp http://www.photon.osaka-u.ac.jp/