International Workshop "Novel Ideas in Optics:
From Advanced Materials to Revolutionary Applications"
May 31 - June 2, 2012, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA

Welcome to the Workshop

At the turn of the 21st century, the enormous progress in the fields of photonics, materials sciences, and nanofabrication resulted in the emergence of a new class of unique optical media - metamaterials. "Meta" in Greek means "beyond." Indeed, these new man-made optical structures pioneered by Sir John Pendry and Victor Veselago already transformed modern optics and are likely to enable revolutionary applications.

The workshop will bring together a group of world-class specialists and young researchers specializing in such diverse areas of optical physics as advanced materials, ultrafast optical phenomena, singular optics and quantum computing in order to map new directions and build new diversified collaborative efforts.

Some of the main goals of this workshop are:

Specific themes to be discussed at the workshop include: