Nonlinear Optics at Interfaces is an interdisciplinary, dynamic, and mature field that recently underwent a Cambrian Explosion in scientific discovery when university and national lab scientists collectively pushed the field towards applications and basic science investigations relevant to environmental, biological, materials science and basic chemical and physical phenomena in heterogeneous systems. This workshop functions as a milestone update on where the community stands, collectively reviewing major achievements and identifying future research directions. 2018 marks the 10 year anniversary: the inaugural TSRC Workshop on Nonlinear Optics at Interfaces was held June 23-27, 2008
Stage 1 - up to one week prior to the meeting: Each participant records her/his talk, limited to 20 min (no exceptions), and the zoom recordings are shared with the conference attendees.
Stage 2 - one week prior to the meeting: All participants watch each talk at their own convenient times. The slides (e.g., .pdf files) will also be made available to the participants so they can prepare questions/comments for the next step.
Stage 3 - also one week prior to the meeting once all have seen the talks: For each talk, there will be a sign-up for a discussion topic/session. Based on how many people sign up and their geographic location, the best time slot will be determined (although itâs possible that some participants will have to do this in the middle of the night). Some talks may not warrant discussions (e.g., if there are fewer than 5 interested participants). The goal is to combine up to five talks into one discussion section, if there is a good fit. The presenters of the talks selected for each section will coordinate their âleadâ remarks to open the discussion during stage 4 sessions.
The schedule of the discussion sessions will be posted.
Stage 4 - the week of the workshop. To initiate each discussion session, we envision a format where it will start as a Q&A where the talk presenter displays their (pre-selected) slides, and the participants ask questions to the speaker, to other lead presenters, and to participants, followed by âopen mikeâ style discussion. The session ends when there are no further questions/discussions, or when a time limit is reached. We envision having the sessions reasonably short (e.g., 2 hr limit total, including all lead presenters and the discussions) to keep all participants actively engaged. Also, in this format each participant will play the role of a âleadâ on one of the sessions and âquestionerâ on other sessions.
STUDENT REGISTRATION ($50) via this link (need to write the name of the workshop in the workshop field):
TSRC is about expanding the frontiers of science, exploring new ideas, and building collaborations. The workshop schedule will allow for substantial unstructured time for participants to talk and think.
The Virtual Workshop fee of $200 also allows for complimentary access to the Virtual Live Lecture Series.
Workshop Price: $ 200.00
Early Bird Lodging Discount Available Until: 01/15/2020
A $100.00 discount is applied to your lodging cost when you register before 01/15/2020.
All cancelled registrations are subject to a $100 Cancellation Fee. TSRC can only guarantee a refund for the balance of fees and lodging charges paid when a refund is requested prior to the Cancellation Deadline that is specific to each workshop, which in this case is 05/08/2020. TSRC always recommends that participants purchase travel insurance to protect against unforeseen, last-minute travel plan changes.