Foundations of Nonlinear Optics (FoNLO) 2017

May 23rd - 25th, 2017

University of The Bahamas, Nassau

Auditorium of the Harry C. Moore library

Organization and Program Committee

Nathan Dawson (Chair), University of The Bahamas
Mark Kuzyk, Washington State University
Ivan Biaggio, Lehigh University
Timothy Atherton, Tufts University
Javier Perez-Moreno, Skidmore College
Martti Kauranen, Tampere University of Technology


This meeting is a follow up to symposia on Applications of Sum Rules and Scaling in Nonlinear Optics in August 2014 at Washington State University, Pullman, WA. The meeting was then renamed to Foundations of Nonlinear Optics (FoNLO) and held in August 2015 at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, and FoNLO 2016 was held the following year at Tufts University, Medford, MA.

The meeting will focus on fundamental issues of light-matter interactions from the quantum point of view, the transition between quantum and classical perspectives, and the applications of the insights gained in such a way to the design of molecules and other artificial structures. The program is designed to maximize the breadth of topics, yet maintain a common focus that fosters stimulating interactions that generate new ideas. Unlike large international meetings with many disjoint parallel sessions of low attendance, our aim is to provide a stimulating program that encourages all attendees to spend time together.

A top priority of the meeting is to promote interactions and to allow discussions to flow freely. The meeting will be informal, with no tight schedule. Speakers will present talks in the form of a classroom lecture, and aimed at the level of a graduate student with only a basic knowledge of nonlinear optics. Interruptions for questions and discussions are encouraged. Each speaker will provide documents in advance that can be studied or used as a reference by the attendees.


The meeting will take place May 23rd - 25th, 2017, on the Oakes Field campus of the University of The Bahamas. Please refer to the logistical information for more details.