This conference has been deferred to 2023 due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check back soon for the 2023 schedule.
The Gordon Research Seminar on Quantum Control of Light and Matter is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.
Coherent control aims to steer quantum systems towards desired final states through its interaction with light. Recent years have witnessed rapid acceleration of research activity in the field. Along with new theoretical control strategies, latest advances in nonlinear optics and ultrafast laser technology have enabled spatial and temporal coherence of light to be extended through to the UV and X-ray regions. The possibility of engineering and tailoring coherent waveforms is paving the way to novel discoveries in a number of scientific disciplines at the interface between physics, chemistry and biology. Promising applications include the development and control of quantum materials and metamaterials, control of chiral matter, and high-precision spectroscopy on ultrafast time scales.
The seminar will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS, either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.
The seminar chair will select speakers from abstracts submitted by May 7, 2021. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Information section above.
Gordon Research Seminars are 2-day meetings which take place on the Saturday and Sunday just prior to the start of the associated GRC. The GRS opens with a 1-hour introductory session on Saturday afternoon, followed by a poster session, dinner and a 2-hour session in the evening. Sunday morning begins with breakfast and is followed by another 2-hour session, a second poster session, and lunch. A final 1-hour session takes place just after lunch, and the associated GRC begins later that evening.