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BRICS First Conference on Photonics

In line with the Moscow Declaration and Action Plan adopted at the III BRICS Science, Technology and Innovation Ministerial Meeting on the 28th of October 2015, the new initiative on cooperation on Photonics was included with India and Russia as coordinating countries.

As part of the Action Plan in Photonics, the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology is proud to host the first BRICS Conference on Photonics on May 30 – 31, 2016. The aim of the conference is to identify the priority areas in the field of photonics which are of common interest to the BRICS member countries, as well as coordination of actions aligned with the existing competences, financial, scientific and technological resources of the participants.

Another important task of the conference is to promote the establishment of partnerships between academic institutions, industries other structures of the BRICS member countries, interested in implementing joint industrially oriented projects.

Anticipated topics of discussions at the conference:

  • Optical components and materials
  • Optical data communications
  • Optical data processing and storage
  • Optical interconnects
  • Integrated optics
  • Optical detectors and sensors
  • Optical navigation systems
  • Nanophotonics
  • Biophotonics

It is expected that the conference will be attended by about 80 people – representatives of academic institutions, industry and coordinating organizations of BRICS participating countries: Russia, Brazil, India and China. On the Russian side the representatives of Skolkovo Foundation, JSC Russian Space Systems, T-8, T-Platforms, University ITMO, and other partners will take part in the conference.

The conference will be held in Skoltech, close to Moscow and with available public transportation to its center. In addition to the plenary sessions, parallel sessions will also be organized. More detailed information and updates will be provided on the conference web site.

For the full conference program please click here.

For further details and information, please contact:

We are looking forward to seeing you in Moscow!

The Organizing Committee:

Chair-person Lyudmila M. Ogorodova, Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation;
Co-Chair (Russia) Ildar R.Gabitov, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, professor, Director of Photonics and Quantum Materials Center;
Co-Chair (India) T B C;
Members: Аndrey М. Polyakov, Deputy Director of the Science & Technology Department, Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation;
Alexander D. Fertman, Scientific Director, Nuclear Technology and Advanced Manufacturing Cluster, Skolkovo Foundation;
Alexei G. Andreev, Director General, Perm Scientific-Industrial Instrument Making Company;
Vladimir N. Vasiliev, rector, University ITMO;
Nikolay A. Gryaznov, Deputy Director, Russian State Scientific Centre for Robotics & Technical Cybernetics (RTC);
Vsevolod Yu. Opanasenko, Director General, company «Т-platforms»;
Alexey A. Romanov, Deputy General Director on Research & Development, Russian Space Systems Corporation;
Vladimir Treshchikov, Director General, company «Т-8»;
Nikolay A. Shulunov, Head of Radio-photonics, JSC Radiotechnical Institute.
Ruslan R. Yunusov, Director, Russian Quantum Center
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