XII International Basic Problems of Optics Сonference (BPO-2020)


The XII International Basic Problems of Optics conference (BPO-2020) will be held at ITMO University from October 19 to 23.

The conference will cover the following topics:

  • quantum optics, fundamental spectroscopy, quantum informatics;
  • coherent processes of interaction of light and matter;
  • optics of femto- and attosecond pulses, femto technologies;
  • interactions between terahertz radiation and material, terahertz materials and devices;
  • new principles of optical transmission, processing and storage of information;
  • optical materials of photonics;
  • optics and photonics for biology and medicine.

The conference will also include:

  • A seminar on industrial photonics. Representatives of the industry are invited to participate in this seminar;
  • Academician Yuri Denisyuk’s readings.

Chairperson: Vladimir Vasilyev (ITMO University).

Chairperson of the program committee: Evgeny Alexandrov (Ioffe Institute).

Vice Chairpersons of the program committee: Vladislav Bougrov (ITMO University), Valeriy Kandidov (MSU), Sergei Kozlov (ITMO University), and Vladimir Makarov (MSU).

Scientific secretary: Nikolay Nikonorov (ITMO University).

Chairperson of the organizational committee: Anton Tsypkin (ITMO University).

The conference’s opening will be held on October 19, 2020, at 2 pm in the assembly hall of ITMO University (Kronverksky Pr. 49).


Researchers, young scientists, and students are welcome to participate in the conference.


    • The Optical Society named after D.S. Rozhdestvensky
    • ITMO University
    • Moscow State University (MSU)
    • Saint Petersburg State University (SPbU)
    • Federal State Unitary Enterprise Scientific and Industrial Corporation “Vavilov State Optical Institute” (SIC SOI)
    • Ioffe Institute
    • LOMO

    The conference sponsors:

    • LLC (general sponsor)
    • Quanttelecom
    • Azimuth Photonics company
    • Integra Group


    The official website of the conference.

    The organization committee of the XII International Basic Problems of Optics conference (BPO-2020),

    Phone / fax.: +7 (812) 232 14 67