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A Symposium at the University of Michigan celebrating the 50th anniversary of the birth of nonlinear optics.


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

University of Michigan



Michigan League Ballroom

2nd Floor, Michigan League

911 N. University

Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109


Confirmed speakers include:


Michael Bass

Nicolaas Bloembergen*

Phil Bucksbaum

Tal Carmon

Marty Fejer

Alex Gaeta

Elsa Garmire

Joseph Giordmaine

Alan Hill

Mohammed Islam

Paul Maker

Gérard Mourou

Margaret Murnane

Robert Terhune

Gabriel Weinreich

Sunney Xie

* Nobel Prize Winners


Poster Session, 11:30am-1:30pm

If you are interested in presenting a poster, please send a tentative title and a one-paragraph description to the organizers when you register



As part of the symposium the Department of Physics presents the annual


Ta-You Wu Lecture, 4-5pm

Gérard Mourou


Ta-You Wu Banquet, 6:30pm

Campus Inn (map)

615 East Huron Street

Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1593

(734) 769-2200


Banquet cost is $25 per person and space is limited. Registration for the symposium does not reserve a spot at the banquet. For banquet information and RSVP contact Holly Wanty (


Symposium attendance is free but registration is required.
No registration or RSVP is required to attend the Ta-You Wu Lecture.


Please register before October 25, 2011 for the symposium.


Symposium Organizers:

Herbert Winful (

Roberto Merlin (

Coordinator: Beth Demkowski (