Prof Sir Peter Knight FRS, Imperial College, will be speaking at the 2019 IEEE British and Irish Conference on Optics and Photonics!
Prof Sir Knight is Senior Research Investigator at Imperial College and Senior Fellow in Residence at The Royal Society’s Chicheley Hall and a past President of the Institute of Physics. He retired in 2010 as Deputy Rector (Research) at Imperial. He was knighted in 2005 for his work in optical physics. Peter Knight was the 2004 President of the Optical Society of America. He is Editor of Contemporary Physics, Chair of the UK National Quantum Technology Programme Strategy Advisory Board, chairs the Quantum Metrology Institute at the National Physical Laboratory, was until 2010 chair of the UK Defence Scientific Advisory Council and remains a UK Government science advisor. His research centres on quantum optics and quantum technology. He has won the Thomas Young Medal and the Glazebrook Medal of the Institute of Physics, the Ives Medal and the Walther Medal and Prize of the OSA, and the Royal Medal of the Royal Society.