Prof. Michal Lipson

Eugene Higgins Professor Electrical Engineering
Columbia University

Prof. Michal Lipson

Prof. Michal Lipson is the Eugene Higgins Professor at Columbia University. Her research focus is on Nanophotonics and includes the investigation of novel phenomena, as well as the development of novel devices and applications. Lipson pioneered critical building blocks in the field of Silicon Photonics, which today is recognized as one of the most promising directions for solving the major bottlenecks in microelectronics. She is the inventor of over 30 issued patents and has co-authored more than 200 scientific publications. In recognition of her work in silicon photonics she was awarded the MacArthur Fellow, the Blavatnik Award, and the Optical Society’s R. W. Wood Prize. She was recently named the recipient of the 2019 IEEE Photonics Award. In 2018 an honorary degree from Trinity College, University of Dublin was conferred upon her. Since 2014 she has been named by Thomson Reuters as a top 1% highly cited researcher in the field of Physics.

Presentation Title: "Optical Combs On-Chip"

Morgan W. Mitchell

ICREA Professor of Quantum Optics ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences

Morgan W. Mitchell, PhD.

Morgan Mitchell, PhD. from U. C. Berkeley in 1999, is ICREA Professor of Quantum Optics at The Institute of Photonic Sciences in Barcelona, where he leads the experimental research group in Atomic Quantum Optics.  He has made many contributions to the study of quantum noise in atomic instruments, including the first optical magnetometer operating beyond the photon shot noise limit, the first optical magnetometer operating beyond the projection noise limit, and several protocols for generation of metrologically advantageous squeezed and entangled states.

Presentation Title: "Sensing with Squeezed and Entangled States of Light and Atoms"

Dr. Martin Milton

Director of the BIPM

Dr. Martin Milton

Dr. Martin Milton received a BA in Physics from Oxford University in 1981 and a PhD. in Laser Physics from Southampton University in 1990 followed by an MBA from the London Business School in 1991. 

Dr. Milton joined the BIPM in October 2012 as Director Designate and became Director on 1 January 2013. Before his move to the BIPM, Dr Milton spent 31 years at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), United Kingdom where he was a Fellow in the Analytical Science Division.

As Director of the BIPM he manages 74 staff and oversees the impact of the programme of work and relations with stakeholders, including principally the 60 Member States and 42 Associates States.

Dr. Milton has published more than 90 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has received several awards including most recently the Finkelstein Medal of the Institute of Measurement and Control for notable contributions to measurement internationally.

Presentation Title: "The new definitions of the base units of the SI: using the rules of nature to create the rules of measurement"