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2013-12-06: "Frontiers in Life Science Technologies" workshop
The KTH Life Science Technology (LST) platform will arrange a one-day workshop: “Frontiers in Life Science Technology at KTH: Imaging, Spectroscopy, Modelling and Simulations - from molecule to man” with four distinguished invited speakers, KTH researchers and poster presentations. Date: 2013-12-09, 12:00-20:00. Location: Oskar Klein Auditorium, Albanova Univ Center. ADOPT's members are welcome to sit in.  See program .

2013-10-25: The Optics and Photonics days at Uppsala
The Swedish Optical Society’s annual conference, arranged in cooperation with PhotonicSweden and Uppsala Universitet was held on Oct. 22-23. Doc. Lech Wosinski from ADOPT gave a lecture on plasmonic devices, and Fredrik Laurell and Gunnar Björk served as two of the session chairs. Ten of ADOPT’s Ph.D. students presented their respective research during the poster session. The conference hosted two prominent international guest speakers, Prof. Roel Baets, Ghent University and Dr. Mike Wale from Oclaro.

2013-09-11:JORCEP collaboration results top-downloaded paper
As reported during JORCEP 10 Years Anniversary August 16 (link) a successful cooperation project in plasmonics has been progressing since 2010 resulting in many joint journal papers and conference contributions including a number of invited talks. One of the most recent papers in Optics Letters has been classified among the "Top Downloads" in August 2013. See here , and link to the article .

2013-08-23: Optics and photonics in Sweden 2013 at Uppsala
This national conference will take place on Oct. 22-23 and the ADOPT Ph.D. students are encouraged to attend. ADOPT will sponsor up to 10 students with 2500 SEK each on a first come first served basis. Read more

2013-08-14: Prof. Zdenek Hradil visits ADOPT
During the month of September 2013, Prof. Zdenek Hradil from Palacký University, Olomouck, the Czech Republic will visit Prof. Björk’s quantum optics group. Prof. Hradil is an expert in quantum state reconstruction and the head of the Optics Department at his home university.

2013-08-08: PIERS 2013 starts
The 34th Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS) 2013 starts on Monday, Aug. 12 at Kistamässan. ADOPT researchers Lech Wosinski, Lars Thylén, and Zhangwei Yu are among the organizers. Among many focus sessions,  three of them are arranged by ADOPT researchers Anand Srinivasan, Gunnar Björk, Lars Thylen and Lech Wosinski. The conference will draw an estimated 1000 participants from five continents. More info:

2013-07-22: ADOPT hosted CEWQO 2013 conference
Between June 16-20, ADOPT and KTH hosted the 20th Central European Workshop on Quantum Optics . In spite of its name, the event is an international conference that drew 200 participants from five continents to Stockholm. The Book of Abstracts will soon be available at the KTH DIVA library system, and the conference proceedings will be published later in Physica Scripta.

2013-06-03: Syntune 10 years
The tunable laser startup company Syntune, now acquired by and integrated in Finisar, held its 10th anniversary on May 29 at their premises at Järfälla. The company, spun off from research at KTH and IM (now Acreo), is a thriving and profitable company producing more than 100 000 tunable laser units/year. Among the company’s employees one finds many KTH graduates, and among the guests ADOPT members were well represented. We wish the company a prosperous future!

2013-06-27: Research ethics seminar on June 11
Prof. Christina Moberg will come to ADOPT and talk about Research Ethics on 11 June, 15:30-17:30 at room FA32 at AlbaNova. We will all be subject to ethical considerations in our professional life. Therefore, for Ph.D. students sponsored by ADOPT (ask your supervisor) the seminar is compulsory and for everyone else the seminar is highly recommended. Read more (doc 23 kB)

2013-05-20: ADOPT’s International Scientific Advisory Board makes a site visit
On May 23, ADOPT ISAB will visit the Kista campus to discuss the center’s scientific results, directions, and visions. The site visit will be used as a rehearsal for the upcoming mid-term evaluation of the Center commissioned by the Center’s main external sponsor, the Swedish Research Council. ISAB consists of Profs. Roberta Ramponi, Polytecnico di Milano, Thomas Ebbesen, ISIS, Strassburg, and Gert Leuchs, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Erlangen.

2013-5-8: ADOPT student meeting at AlbaNova
On May 8 all ADOPT M.Sc. and Ph.D. students will meet at AlbaNova, lecture hall FA32, to present some of the respective groups' research. The day is arranged by Prof. Mohamed Bourennane. The day's program is here (pdf 213 kB) .

2013-04-23: ADOPT promotes optics and photonics at “Future Friday”
The " Future Friday " event, taking place on March 8 at KTH Kista campus, welcomed hundreds of scholars pondering over their higher education and professional careers. Optics and photonics, as an enabling technology for future Swedish industry, were promoted by ADOPT members. Prof. Jan Linnros and his group, Prof. Saulius Marcinkevicius, and Prof. Alex Grishin shared their instrumentations, results, and passions about their research to the young students.

In particular, researchers and PhD students from the group lead by Prof. Jan Linnros demonstrated advanced instruments and measurement technique allowing to directly look inside the nano-world. Representatives from Optics/Photonics group (Prof. Saulius Marcinkevicius) explained physical background behind optical effects and demonstrated some applications: principles of fiber optical communication and functionality of imaging systems. Prof. Alex Grishin shared his research results on novel magneto-optical materials of superior performance which have great potential for integrated photonics.

2013-03-19: Carlota Canalias awarded Edlundska prize
Carlota Canalias, researcher in Laser Physics group under the Department of Applied Physics, KTH, has been awarded the Edlundska prize 2013 by Kungliga Vetenskapsakademien (KVA). The prize amounts 90 000kr. Carlota obtains the prize "För att ha utvecklat nya icke-linjära optiska material och realiserat den första spegellösa optiska parametriska oscillatorn". She is to formally receive her prize during KVA's general meeting on April 17, 2013.

2013-01-30: ADOPT researcher meeting
On Wednesday, January 30, the ADOPT senior researchers are invited to a half-day meeting at Electrum, seminar room Darlington, entrance B4. The half day will be spent listening to some of the research being conducted by ADOPT groups, to discuss, and to make lab visits to the Electrum groups. The meeting will start with lunch at the Electrum Restaurant at 12:30.

2013-01-24: KTH and ADOPT join PhotonicSweden
PhotonicSweden is an organization collecting companies, institutions and individuals interested in the promotion of optics and photonics as a science and technology platform. The organization’s aims; to be the voice of the Swedish Photonics industry towards the Public, the Government and foreign and European organizations; to formulate national R&D agendas in Photonics for innovation and growth; and to increase the collaboration between photonics industry, academia and institutes. In 2012 KTH joined PhotonicSweden as university member, through its center ADOPT.

2013-01-15: Prof. Ari Friberg moves permanently to Finland
Prof. Ari Friberg, one of the original co-proposers to ADOPT, leaves the center for a continued career in Finland, with affiliations to the Aalto University and the University of Eastern Finland. Prof. Friberg, who for the last five years upheld a joint position at KTH and as a Finland Distinguished Professor, is a leading figure in the fields of coherence theory and nano optics. ADOPT thanks Prof. Friberg for his long work at KTH and wish him good luck in future projects.

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