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Dijon, showcase of the largest Optics congress in France and the largest international French-speaking congress!

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From July 5 to 9, more than 500 researchers will participate in the OPTIQUE Dijon 2021 Congress. Organized under the chairmanship of Guy MILLOT and under the aegis of the Société Française d’Optique, the congress will be held at the Dijon convention center.

This major biennial congress highlights the richness and vigor of all optical sectors in France. It provides a global vision of cutting-edge research from fundamental to applied, industrial developments and educational innovations through several broad-spectrum plenary conferences, associated with numerous thematic conferences and poster sessions. More than 500 delegates from all regions of France, neighboring countries and French-speaking Africa are expected in Dijon. A relatively rare occurrence for a Physics congress, French is the preferred language of exchange, English is however allowed.

OPTIQUE DIJON 2021 aims for excellence. Great scientific luminaries responded favorably to our invitation to give a plenary conference: the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics (Prof. Gérard Mourou), several CNRS silver medalists and members of the Institut Universitaire de France, imminent researchers of Switzerland, Germany, Italy, England, Spain, Sweden, Quebec.

In addition to the scientific presentations, a session devoted to industrial relations and an educational session will also constitute a fertile ground for exchanges. An exhibition space for the photonics industry with around forty industrial exhibitors, including start-ups, will be set up at the heart of the congress. Thus, a wide range of optical technologies ranging from components to complete systems will be presented to meet the needs of basic research and industrial applications.

In symbiosis with the commission “Women and Physics, achieving parity in optics", the congress aims to propose solutions to increase the number of women working in the optics sector, at all levels of responsibility. OPTIQUE DIJON 2021 thus aims to ensure that half of the invited lectures (plenary and thematic) are given by women.

The organization of this congress in Dijon is a strong recognition of the excellence of research in Optics in Dijon and more generally in Bourgogne Franche-Comté. The local organizing committee relies on local forces; it is made up in particular of members of the ICB laboratory in Dijon, the FEMTO-ST institute in Besançon, the SATT SAYENS, the CEA Valduc, the L2n in Troyes. A large number of young researchers, mainly doctoral and post-doctoral students, will participate in this congress. By discovering the scientific, cultural and socio-economic attractions of Dijon and the BFC Region, they may want to settle there to innovate and undertake.


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