Schedule for: 17w5079 - Quantum Field Framework for Structured Light Interactions

Arriving in Banff, Alberta on Sunday, April 23 and departing Friday April 28, 2017
Sunday, April 23
16:00 - 17:30 Check-in begins at 16:00 on Sunday and is open 24 hours (Front Desk - Professional Development Centre)
17:30 - 19:30 Dinner
A buffet dinner is served daily between 5:30pm and 7:30pm in the Vistas Dining Room, the top floor of the Sally Borden Building.
(Vistas Dining Room)
20:00 - 22:00 Informal gathering (Corbett Hall Lounge (CH 2110))
Monday, April 24
07:00 - 08:45 Breakfast
Breakfast is served daily between 7 and 9am in the Vistas Dining Room, the top floor of the Sally Borden Building.
(Vistas Dining Room)
08:45 - 09:00 Introduction and Welcome by BIRS Station Manager (TCPL 201)
09:00 - 09:30 Iwo Bialynicki-Birula: Do electromagnetic waves with fixed OAM exist? (TCPL 201)
09:30 - 10:00 Elliot Leader: The elementary particle angular momentum controversy: lessons from laser optics (TCPL 201)
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
10:30 - 11:00 Ivan Fernandez-Corbaton: An algebraic approach to light-matter interactions (TCPL 201)
11:00 - 11:30 Garth Jones: Spherical descriptions of photon fields compared with plane wave descriptions (TCPL 201)
11:30 - 13:00 Lunch (Vistas Dining Room)
13:00 - 14:00 Guided Tour of The Banff Centre
Meet in the Corbett Hall Lounge for a guided tour of The Banff Centre campus.
(Corbett Hall Lounge (CH 2110))
14:00 - 14:20 Group Photo
Meet in foyer of TCPL to participate in the BIRS group photo. The photograph will be taken outdoors, so dress appropriately for the weather. Please don't be late, or you might not be in the official group photo!
(TCPL Foyer)
14:30 - 15:00 Wolfgang Löffler: Perfect darkness in exact solutions of Maxwell's equations (TCPL 201)
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
15:30 - 16:00 Alexander Lvovsky: Beating the Rayleigh limit (TCPL 201)
16:00 - 16:30 Miguel Alonso: Structured Gaussian beams: ray and wave pictures (TCPL 201)
16:30 - 17:00 Masud Mansuripur: Field momentum and structured light (TCPL 201)
17:00 - 17:30 Duncan O’Dell: The Abraham-Minkwoski controversy: an ultracold atom perspective (TCPL 201)
17:30 - 19:30 Dinner
A buffet dinner is served daily between 5:30pm and 7:30pm in the Vistas Dining Room, the top floor of the Sally Borden Building.
(Vistas Dining Room)
Tuesday, April 25
07:00 - 09:00 Breakfast (Vistas Dining Room)
09:00 - 09:30 Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop: Quantum aspects of structured light interactions, e.g. ultracold atomic ensembles (TCPL 201)
09:30 - 10:00 Mohamed Babiker: The current status and future of structured matter vortex waves (TCPL 201)
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
10:30 - 11:00 Konstantin Bliokh: Edge modes, degeneracies, and topological numbers in non-Hermitian systems (TCPL 201)
11:00 - 11:30 Kobus Kuipers: Using local field topology for controlling quantum transitions (TCPL 201)
11:30 - 13:30 Lunch (Vistas Dining Room)
13:30 - 14:00 Robert Boyd: The Promise of OAM for Quantum Communications (TCPL 201)
14:00 - 14:30 Robert Fickler: Experimental limitations for large OAM quantum numbers (TCPL 201)
14:30 - 15:00 Ebrahim Karimi: Quantum hacking with structured photons (TCPL 201)
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
15:30 - 16:00 David Andrews: Representations of structured light and their quanta (TCPL 201)
16:00 - 16:30 Enrique Galvez: High-dimensional spaces of polarization and spatial mode of photons (TCPL 201)
16:30 - 17:00 Peter Banzer: Transverse angular momentum of light (TCPL 201)
17:00 - 17:30 Martin Lavery: Atmospheric turbulence and the propagation of structured modes (TCPL 201)
17:30 - 19:30 Dinner (Vistas Dining Room)
Wednesday, April 26
07:00 - 09:00 Breakfast (Vistas Dining Room)
09:00 - 09:30 Alexander B. Khanikaev: Photonic topological insulators: from theory to experimental realization (TCPL 201)
09:30 - 10:00 Daniel Leykam: Topological phases & topological photonics (TCPL 201)
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
10:30 - 11:30 Planning and topical group formation session (TCPL 201)
11:30 - 13:30 Lunch (Vistas Dining Room)
13:30 - 17:30 Free Afternoon (Banff National Park)
17:30 - 19:30 Dinner (Vistas Dining Room)
Thursday, April 27
07:00 - 09:00 Breakfast (Vistas Dining Room)
09:00 - 10:00 Group discussions (TCPL 201)
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
10:30 - 11:30 Group discussions (TCPL 201)
11:30 - 13:30 Lunch (Vistas Dining Room)
13:30 - 15:00 Plenary discussions (TCPL 201)
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
16:30 - 17:00 Akbar Salam: Quantisation of the electromagnetic field in magnetodielectric media (TCPL 201)
17:00 - 17:30 Nader Engheta: Zero-index materials: some wave physics and quantum optical features (TCPL 201)
17:30 - 19:30 Dinner (Vistas Dining Room)
Friday, April 28
07:00 - 09:00 Breakfast (Vistas Dining Room)
09:00 - 10:00 Plenary discussions (TCPL 201)
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
10:30 - 11:30 Conclusion to the meeting and plan for future actions (TCPL 201)
11:30 - 12:00 Checkout by Noon
5-day workshop participants are welcome to use BIRS facilities (BIRS Coffee Lounge, TCPL and Reading Room) until 3 pm on Friday, although participants are still required to checkout of the guest rooms by 12 noon.
(Front Desk - Professional Development Centre)
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch from 11:30 to 13:30 (Vistas Dining Room)