About the YAO conference

The Young Atom Optician conference (YAO) is an annual international meeting of young researchers in the field of quantum optics, quantum computation, and quantum gases. The conference has been hosted by research institutes all over Europe and is organized by local PhD students. It gives PhD and Master students the chance to present their research work to an audience of peers and the opportunity to discuss with fellow students in an international lively atmosphere.

In 2017, YAO will be hosted by students from the Laboratoire Kastler Brossel (LKB) and the Institut d’Optique.

Previous YAO conferences


1995: Innsbruck, Austria

1996: Oxford, United Kingdom

1997: Parco dell’Orecchiella, Italy

1998: Gif-sur-Yvette, France

1999: Potsdam, Germany

2000: Brighton, United Kingdom

2001: Stuttgart, Germany

2002: Volterra, Italy

2003: Amsterdam, Netherlands

2004: Innsbruck, Austria

2005: Hannover, Germany

2006: Palaiseau, France

2007: Durham, United Kingdom

2008: Florence, Italy

2009: Vienna, Austria

2010: Amsterdam, Netherlands

2011: Hannover, Germany

2012: Krakow, Poland

2013: Birmingham, United Kingdom

2014: Barcelona, Spain

2015: Zürich, Switzerland

2016: Munich, Germany

2017: Paris, France

2018: Glasgow, United Kingdom

2019: ?