ISNOG and WIO 2018
Researchers from the Centre for Optics, Photonics, and Lasers bring two international conventions
May 8, 2017
Two optics/photonics conventions, the International Symposium on Non-Oxide and New Optical Glasses (ISNOG) and the Workshop on Information Optics (WIO), will be held at the Québec City Convention Centre in 2018, thanks to the hard work of researchers from Québec City’s Université Laval Centre for Optics, Photonics, and Lasers (COPL), one of the world’s leading centres for optics/photonics research and training.
Professor Younès Messaddeq has been instrumental in bringing ISNOG to town, while his colleague, Professor Simon Thibault and Dr Pierre Marquet, played an important role in helping attract WIO18. The two COPL researchers are proud international ambassadors of Québec City and the Convention Centre.
ISNOG – June 18 to 21, 2018
Younès Messaddeq’s work on the ISNOG international committee undoubtedly contributed to the decision to hold the convention in Québec City—a first in Canada! Professor Messaddeq is one of the most accomplished researchers in the field of optics and photonics materials. A member of the Université Laval Faculty of Science and Engineering, he holds the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Enabling Photonic Innovations for Information and Communication. ISNOG has previously been held in countries such as Brazil, Czech Republic, India, France, China, South Korea, and Russia (in 2016).
WIO – July 16 to 19, 2018
As a full professor at the Université Laval Faculty of Science and Engineering and the holder of the Industrial Research Chair in Optical Design, Simon Thibault helped bring the 17th edition of the Workshop on Information Optics (WIO) to Québec City. He will organize the convention in collaboration with Mr. Pierre Marquet, Professor at the Département de psychiatrie et de neurosciences, Université Laval, and Chair holder, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Neurophotonics.
This forum will draw scientists from Europe, the United States, Japan, and Korea specializing in the fields of advanced imaging, 3D screens, and biophotonics.