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To find your time zones, download the complete program for June 25 here. There is as well a booklet with the programme and the abstracts.


all times in CEST (for other time zones, check here)

9:00 CEST Opening statements (Rachel Grange, ETH Zurich and Riccardo Sapienza, Imperial College)

Topic 1: Biophotonics

Chair: Andrea M. Armani, University of Southern California, USA

9:05 Hatice Altug (Invited), EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland — New Frontiers in NanoPhotonics: Next-Generation BioSensors
9:35 Negin Zaraee, Boston University, USA — Interferometric Reflectance Imaging for Label-free and Sensitive Detection of Whole Cell E. coli with Single Cell Resolution
9:55 Mingzhou Chen, University of St Andrews, UK — Long term monitoring the effects of antibiotics on bacteria using acoustics-Raman microfluidics
10:15 Filippo Pisano, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy — Towards label-free, depth-resolved nano-photonic probes for deep-brain regions


Topic 2: Light-Matter Interactions

Chair: Igor Aharonovich, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

10:50 Qihua Xiong (Invited), Nanyang Techno. Univ., Singapore — Polariton Lattices in Perovskite Semiconductors
11:20 Ileana-Cristina Benea-Chelmus, Harvard, USA — Electro-optic interface for ultrasensitive intracavity electric field measurements at microwave and terahertz frequencies
11:40 Chiara Trovatello, Politecnico di Milano, Italy — Optical Parametric Amplification in 2D Semiconductors
12:00 Marianne Aellen, ETH Zürich, Switzerland — Revisiting Design Principles of Two-Dimensional Metallic Lasers: Coexistence and Competition of Plasmonic and Photonic Waveguide Modes
12:20 Samuele Grandi, ICFO, Spain — Long-lived entanglement between a telecom photon and a solid-state multimode quantum memory


Topic 3: A.I. & Photonics

 Chair: Sylvain Gigan, Sorbonne Université, France

12:55 Luat Vuong, UC Riverside, USA — Fast image processing with a small brain: avoiding stereotypes with vortex Fourier encoders
13:15 Yunzhe Li, Boston University, USA — Displacement-agnostic imaging through diffusers using an interpretable deep neural network
13:35 Mario Krenn, University of Toronto, Canada — Conceptual understanding through efficient inverse-design of quantum optical experiments
13:55 Marin Soljacic (Invited), MIT, USA — Exciting overlaps of AI and photonics

14:25 Closing remarks (Rachel Grange and Riccardo Sapienza)