FoNLO Conference Proceedings submission opens 1st April—31st July 2016

Foundations of Nonlinear Optics

August 9th—11th,  2016

Tufts University, Medford MA

All talks will take place in room 401 in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at 574 Boston Avenue.

Organization and Program Comittee

Conference Chair: Timothy Atherton, Tufts University
Mark Kuzyk, Washington State University
Ivan Biaggio, Lehigh University
Nathan Dawson, The College of the Bahamas

Register for the conference, view the list of confirmed speakers and find out how to get to Tufts.


This meeting is a follow up to symposia on Applications of Sum Rules and Scaling in Nonlinear Optics in August 2014 at Washington State University, Pullman, WA and the Foundations of Nonlinear Optics in August 2015 at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA.

The meeting will focus on fundamental issues of light-matter interactions from the quantum point of view, the transition between quantum and classical perspectives, and the applications of the insights gained in such a way to the design of molecules and other artificial structures. The program is designed to maximize the breadth of topics, yet maintain a common focus that fosters stimulating interactions that generate new ideas. Unlike large international meetings with many disjoint parallel sessions of low attendance, our aim is to provide a stimulating program that encourages all attendees to spend time together.

A top priority of the meeting is to promote interactions and to allow discussions to flow freely. The meeting will be informal, with no tight schedule. Speakers will present talks in the form of a classroom lecture, and aimed at the level of a graduate student with only a basic knowledge of nonlinear optics. Interruptions for questions and discussions are encouraged. Each speaker will provide documents in advance that can be studied or used as a reference by the attendees.


The meeting will take place August 9th—11th, 2016, on the campus of Tufts University. Further logistical information will be posted shortly.

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