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The Birth of Nonlinear Optics 50th Anniversary Symposium<br><b>Speaker: Nicolaas Bloembergen</br></b>

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
4:00 AM
Michigan League Ballroom

In 1961, Peter Franken, Alan Hill, Wilbur Peters and Gabriel Weinreich in the Randall Laboratory at the University of Michigan observed for the first time the generation of optical harmonics. This event launched a golden age in optical physics that has led to applications in fields ranging from optical communications and biological imaging to X-ray generation and homeland security.
As the birthplace of nonlinear optics, the University of Michigan is proud to host a one-day symposium on October 26th which will unite some of the pioneers in the field and showcase the current state of the art in nonlinear optics.
Among the confirmed speakers are the physics Nobel Prize winners Ted Haensch and Nicolaas Bloembergen, honored for their work in nonlinear optics.

Please register promptly at the symposium website to ensure seating. There is no charge for symposium attendance.

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