Lukas Novotny

Professor of Photonics, ETH Zurich, CH

Lukas Novotny has been a Professor of Photonics at ETH Zȕrich since 2012. His research is focused on understanding and controlling light-matter interactions on the nanometer scale. From1999 till 2012 he was with the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester (USA), where he started one of the first research programs with a focus on nano-optics. Novotny is the author of the textbook 'Principles of Nano-Optics' and directs ETH's Quantum Engineering master program.

2:30 - 2:50 PM

Day - 1 10 Feb

Glass and Quantum

Glass has played a crucial role in the development of quantum optics and atomic physics. In the form of lenses, prisms and beam splitters it has allowed us to understand the fundamental properties of light on the quantum level and to manipulate atoms and molecules. I will review the role of glass in quantum science and technology, and highlight recent experiments where light is used to control the quantum motion of glass.