We will assemble a fantastic programme of speakers who will consider the many ways Brillouin scattering and Optomechanics do play an essential role in physics and photonics.

The symposium will be held in the spirit of a lively and constructive debate with interruptions and questions encouraged !

Here is the first list of confirmed speakers :

Pr. Philip Russell (Max Plank Institute for the Science of Light, Erlangen, Germany)

A/Prof Amir H Safavi-Naeini (Department of Applied Physics, Stanford University, USA)

Pr. Nikolay I. Zheludev (ORC, University of Southampton, UK & NTU, Singapore), Nano-mechanical photonic metamaterials

Pr. Luc Thévenaz (Group for Fiber Optics, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland)

Dr. Ivan Favero (Laboratoire Matériaux et Phénomènes Quantiques, Université Paris-Diderot, France)

Dr. Christian Wolff (University of Technology Sydney, Australia)

Pr. Avi Zadok (Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel)

Dr. Birgit Stiller (CUDOS - The University of Sydney, Australia), "Coherent on-chip photonic-phononic processing"

Pr. Thomas Schneider (TU Braunschweig, Germany), "Recent advancements in Brillouin optical spectrum analysis"