The Rochester Conferences on Coherence and Quantum Optics (CQO) have been held every six years since their inception in 1960, essentially coincident with the first observation of lasing.

The Quantum Information and Measurement (QIM) meeting was initiated last year by the Optical Society to cover many of the exciting developments which employ quantum measurement.

Conference photos may be viewed here.

Conference abstracts may be viewed here.

The conference CQO X will be held June 17-19, 2013, and will be followed by QIM 2 on June 18-20, 2013 co-located at the campus of the University of Rochester with overlapping sessions on June 18 and 19. These conferences bring together the leaders in theoretical and experimental coherence, quantum optics and quantum information from throughout the world to review the progress of the field and to coalesce ideas about future directions. Through a series of tutorials, historical reviews, invited papers, and poster sessions, a perspective is provided on the research in the field for the past few years as well as highlighting the latest developments.

Awards to be Presented in Plenary Session

The OSA Max Born Award:

Yaron Silberberg, Weizmann Institute, is the recipient of the 2012 Max Born Award of the Optical Society of America, for seminal contributions in nonlinear and quantum optics, among them the first observation of optical discrete solitons, the prediction of spatio-temporal solitons and light bullets, pioneering experiments with temporal shaping of entangled photons and quantum control, and groundbreaking work in nonlinear microscopy.

The ICO Galileo Galilei Medal:

Mikhail V. Fedorov, Prokhorov Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, is the recipient of the 2012 Galileo Galilei Medal of the International Commission on Optics, awarded for outstanding contributions to the field of optics which are achieved under comparatively unfavorable circumstances.

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