The Young Atom Opticians conference (YAO) is an international meeting aiming at PhD and Master students working in fields related to Quantum Optics and Atomic and Molecular Physics.
Since 1995 the YAO conference is held annually in different institutes all over Europe and is organized by local PhD students. This year the YAO will be hosted by the Quantum Dynamics Division of the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Munich.
The conference gives participants the opportunity to present their work to a young audience and to exchange experiences with other PhD or Master students in the same situation. Beyond that participants will obtain the chance to establish contacts to young researchers from all over the world.
During the two decades the conference was hosted by different universities all over Europe:
YAO 2017 will take place in Paris, France. YAO 2018 will be hosted by the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom.