Eugene Arthurs (USA)
Eugene G. Arthurs is CEO of SPIE (The International Society for Optics and Photonics), initially joining as Executive Director in 1999. Previously he was President and CEO of Cleveland Crystals Inc., and from 1983 to 1997, VP of Technology and Marketing and then President of Oriel Corporation.
Mario Bertolotti (Italy)
Mario Bertolotti is a Professor of Physics at University di Roma 'La Sapienza'. He has made outstanding contributions to
the understanding of coherence, lasers and nonlinear optics. He is the author of 'The History of the Laser.'
Paul Corkum (Canada)
Paul Corkum is an internationally renowned physicist specializing in attosecond physics and laser science. He holds a joint University of Ottawa-NRC chair in Attoseconds Photonics.
Dan Gelbart (Canada)
Dan Gelbart is the Adjunct Professor in Mechanical Engineering of UBC, and the Technology Advisor for Kardium Inc. A prolific inventor, he has over 100 patents created mostly through his company Creo Products, Inc., which developed and produced laser-based industrial printing systems.
Topic: Going Against the Grain
Stephen Joffe (USA)
Founder and CEO of LCA-Vision, Inc., a leading provider of laser vision correction services in the USA. Formerly a surgeon and professor at The University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Joffe was early to recognize the revolutionary role of laser technology in advancing patient care across medical disciplines.
Kathleen Maiman (Canada)
As Ted's wife and companion for 23 years, Kathleen more than anyone knew and appreciated Ted Maiman. Kathleen believes her
husband's success in developing the first laser was a result of his vision and courage, as Ted would often defy conventional wisdom in pursuing his innovative ideas.
Edward Moses (USA)
Edward Moses is the Director for the National Ignition Facility (NIF) and the Principal Associate Director for the NIF and Photon Science organization at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in Livermore, California.
Topic: Maiman's ruby laser: Paving the way to the National ignition Facility and Fusion Energy
Rudolph Steiner (Germany)
Professor Rudolf Steiner, biophysicist at the Institute for Laser Technologies in Medicine and Measurement Technology (ILM) at the University of Ulm, has been investigating laser technology and its application in medicine for more than 20 years.
Alex Vitkin (Canada)
Professor of Medical Biophysics and Radiation Oncology at U. of Toronto, senior scientist at the Ontario Cancer Institute, and
clinical physicist at Princess Margaret Hospital. His bio-photonics research is on Doppler OCT and tissue polarimetry.
Brian Wilson (Canada)
Brian C. Wilson is a professor of Medical Biophysics at the University of Toronto and also involved with the Ontario Cancer Institute / Princess Margaret Hospital. His research is on the development and application of new therapeutic and diagnostic techniques based on lasers and other optical technologies.
Topic: The Role of the Laser in the Emergence of Biophotonics