Photonics Online Meetup POM


Photonics Online Meet-up POM, the first all-online conference for photonics researchers!

The meeting is geared to bring together a community of early career and established researchers from universities, industry, and government to amplify the role of optics and photonics in daily life.

The idea of an online conference has been percolating within the twittersphere for some time to address several well-acknowledged issues with the conventional conference format; namely, the large carbon footprint of conference travel, the impact of travel on work/life balance, and the increasing rates of disruption and cost of international travel.

In parallel, the technical platforms designed for hosting a multi-location, open forum have significantly advanced, further motivating the development of alternative mechanisms for research dissemination.  We decided to take a leadership role in implementing the concept.

Therefore, in addition to disseminating technical information to the photonics community, POM has a larger overarching mission. Briefly, the four goals are:
  • improve accessibility of conference attendance
  • reduce carbon footprint of conference travel
  • reduce burden on family of conference travel
  • reduce the cost of conference participation
Topic Areas

If you don’t want to experience POM alone, you can join or host a POM-hub!

Monday, 13 January 2020

19:00-00:00 GMT




Organizing Committee

Conference Chairs:
Prof. Andrea Armani, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
Dr. Orad Reshef, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
Conference Organizing Committee:
Prof. Igor Aharonovich, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Prof. Rachel Grange, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
Prof. Mikhail Kats, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, USA
Prof. Riccardo Sapienza, Imperial College London, London, UK

Prof. Andrea Armani
University of Southern California
Dr. Orad Reshef
University of Ottawa

Contact Swissphotonics NTN
Dr. Christoph S. Harder
President Swissphotonics NTN
+41 79 219 90 51

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