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Conference Overview

The motivation of the Symposium is the rapid progress in Ultrafast Dynamics and Metastability of Transient States and prompt transition of those results into applications such as Ultrafast Bandgap Photonics.

The Symposium is the 10th in a series of International symposia, conferences and workshops on the topics of Ultrafast Dynamics and closely related and application-driven Ultrafast Bandgap Photonics which we are running internationally from 2016.

There are two specifics of the symposia: first that it tackles the most promising and relevant to applications results in the range from theoretical solid state physics studies to essential ultrashort pulse laser research, and the second that it brings together researchers and resources from all over the World-with no boundaries and limitations- with criteria that is only based on quality and significance of the results. An open and flexible format is provided for open panel discussions in order to foster interaction and development of ideas – along with presenting and demonstration necessary Ultrashort Pulse lasers and experimental techniques.

The ultimate goal of the Symposium is to build a collaborative community which can expand and proliferate new ideas and concepts, boost research and development and accelerate the transition of theoretical and experimental concepts from Academia and Laboratories into tangible technologies and intellectual property for the commercial, governmental, and military markets. Most important focus of the Symposium is to face and tackle the challenges for understanding of Ultrafast Dynamics as seen in pump-probe experiments and many-body physics for fastest transition into the technology. The objective of the Symposium is to bring together the leading scientists and researchers from all around the world in order to exchange ideas on challenges posed by Ultrafast Dynamics and to point out at potential Ultrafast Bandgap Photonics technologies.

Ultrafast Dynamics and Metastability is focused on solid state physics phenomena resulted from excitation of solids by high intensity but low energy laser pulse inducing strong athermal non-equilibrium in solids—generally all transient phenomena attributed to athermal non-equilibrium

Ultrafast Bandgap Photonics is focused on applications raised from the phenomena induced in condensed matter by low energy and high intensity ultrashort laser pulses. Technology-driven Ultrafast Bandgap Photonics also includes Ultrashort Pulse lasers that results will not only be presented but demonstrated to some points as well- including some customized development for the hottest technology topics of the UBP.

We are very proud that the circumstances allow in 2023 to get together as a much larger team than in 2022, when we all just recovered from the pandemic and the researchers who already greatly contributed will come back and present.
We are especially proud that Nobel Prize laureate, Professor Donna Strickland will provide an introductory speech at the Symposium in 2023.