Welcome !

 FEMTO-ST is delighted to host once again our annual Frontiers in Photonics Symposium which will be held in the morning of Friday November 23th 2018 and which will be followed by a buffet lunch.


The programme features three internationally renowned scientists (Professors Psaltis, Gigan and Falco) and the talks will cover topics in basic and applied science as well as the link between optics and art.  The Symposium is an opportunity to bring together scientists, post-docs and PhD students around the broad theme of optics and to provide an informal environment for discussions and networking. 

The maximum number of attendees is limited to 90.

Reservations will be accepted in the order they are received. (See the registration page)

FEMTO-ST is a joint research institute associated with CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research) and the University Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, with more than 700 staff and  students working in many areas of applied physics including optics, mechanics, acoustics, robotics, nanotechnologies, energy, time-frequency metrology. The department of optics includes about 80 staff and students working in the fields of optoelectronics, nonlinear photonics, quantum optics, nano-photonics, and reservoir computing. See here for more information.

Besançon is an old Roman town of Art and History where Vauban’s masterpiece (engineer and military architect, XVIIe century), the Citadelle has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city is famous for its microtechnology and watch industries. It is located in the heart of Europe and readily accessible by transport. See here for Venue, Travel information, and Accommodation

We are looking forward to seeing you in Besançon.

The organizers : John M. Dudley, Maxime Jacquot and Cyril Billet