27th November - 1st December
Conference on Optics, Atoms, and Laser Applications
The Australian National University - Canberra
The Conference on Optics, Atoms, and Laser Applications (KOALA) is a student conference on all aspects of lasers, optics and atoms! It is an affordable, inclusive, and supportive conference. There is a focus on academic discourse, with further emphasis on networking for industry careers.
KOALA is a fully in-person conference, with accommodation provided.
We are excited to present our confirmed plenary speakers so far! More speakers and information to be announced soon.
Prof. Federico Capasso
(joining us virtually)
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Science,
Prof. Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop
Director of Quantum Science Laboratory, School of Mathematics and Physics,
The University of Queensland
Dr. Danuta Sampson
Centre for Ophthalmology and Visual Science (Incorporating Lions Eye Institute),
The University of Western Australia
Dr. Jiawen Li
School of Electrical and
The University of Adelaide
Dr. Rose Ahlefeldt
Research School of Physics,
The Australian National University
KOALA is being hosted at the Australian National University for the first time! Located in the heart of Canberra, ACT - the Bush Capital of Australia - the conference will be held in the new state-of-the-art Research School of Physics building overlooking Lake Burley Griffin. To learn more, visit our About page.