The YAO (Young Atom Opticians) conference is a European meeting held every year
for young researchers, i.e. Ph.D. students and Postdocs, in the field of Quantum Optics.
The aim of this conference is to give young researchers the possibility to present and
discuss recent research results, as well as to get in touch with people from other research
groups. Thus this event intensifies links between researchers within Europe.
The first YAO conference was organized in Innsbruck (Austria, 1995).
From there on, the honour of organizing a YAO conference was given to Oxford (UK, 1996),
Parco dell'Orecchiella (Italy, 1997), Gif-sur-Yvette (France, 1998), Potsdam (Germany, 1999),
Brighton (UK, 2000), Stuttgart (Germany, 2001), Volterra (Italy, 2002), Amsterdam
(The Netherlands, 2003) and back to Innsbruck (Austria, 2004) whereafter Hannover (Germany, 2005) and
the Ecole Polytechnique in Palaiseau (France, 2006). The website of last year's yao can be found
YAO 2007 is now over. We look forward to YAO 2008, which is to be held in Florence.
Photos of YAO 2007 are online here.
The book of abstracts is available online here.