Indore : The 24th National Laser Symposium (NLS) to be hosted by Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT) would kick-start, on Wednesday. The 4-day prestigious symposium would be orgnaised jointly by the RRCAT and Indian Laser Association and sponsored by the Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences, Department of Atomic Energy.

The NLS aims to create a platform for researchers in the field of laser physics, technology and applications, to interact with each other and network with eminent scientists in the field.

In a press release issued here, RRCAT Director PD Gupta said that Atomic Energy Commission member and former ISRO director K Kasturirangan would inaugurate the symposium while Indian Institute of Science (Bangalore) faculty Prof AK Sood would be the key-note speaker.

The symposium will cover invited talks by leading experts, poster presentation of the contributed papers, and thesis presentation by PhD students. The Indian Laser Association will also conduct short courses prior to the symposium.

The main topics of the NLS-24 would be Physics and Technology of Lasers; Lasers in Nuclear Science & Technology; Laser Materials, Devices and Components; Nonlinear, Quantum and Atom Optics; Ultrafast Lasers and Applications etc.

The Book of Abstracts and CD will be published with ISBN 978-81-903321-6-3. The invited talks, papers selected for the “Best Paper Award”, and articles based on the work of “Best Thesis Award”, will be published in Kiran, the ILA Newsletter.

The ILA will also organize an industrial exhibition for lasers and related products during NLS-24.

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