Kavli Foundation Special Symposium: Frontiers of Light
Wednesday, March 4
Program: 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Convention Center, Ballroom A
Reception: 5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Who Should Attend?
All are welcome.
The 2015 APS Kavli Foundation Special Symposium will commemorate the United Nations designated International Year of Light. The generation, control, and understanding of light remains at the forefront of physics research and form the basis for future optical technologies. Much of this year's APS March Meeting deals with light-matter interactions and the Kavli session will highlight some of the most influential practitioners of this science.
Talks will be given by three of the 2014 Nobel prize winners and two other leaders in this field. They will discuss energy efficient means of light generation, new ways to image single biological cells, and the use of coherent x-rays to image the nanoworld.
APS gratefully acknowledges the Kavli Foundation for their support of this session.
|The Optical Microscopy Revolution
Stefan Hell, Max Planck Institute
|Light and Single-Molecule Spectroscopy, Imaging, and Photocontrol: Foundations for Super-Resolution Microscopy
W.E. Moerner, Stanford University
|Developing Photo Activated Localization Microscopy
Harald Hess, Janelia Research Campus
||History and Future Developments of Blue/Green/White LEDs and Laser Diodes
Shuji Nakamura, University of California, Santa Barbara
|The Light Science of Coherent X-rays: How Quantum Dynamics Solved a 50 Year Challenge
Margaret Murnane, University of Colorado, Boulder
About the Kavli Foundation
The Kavli Foundation is dedicated to the goals of advancing science for the benefit of humanity and promoting increased public understanding and support for scientists and their work.The Foundation's mission is implemented through an international program of research institutes, professorships, and symposia in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience, neuroscience, and theoretical physics as well as prizes in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience, and neuroscience.