The 20th International Conference in Advanced Laser Technology, ALT'12 will take place from 2 - 6 September 2012 at the GWATT-Zentrum, which is in Thun located on the banks of the lake Thun in in Thun, Switzerland. The GWATT-Zentrum provides the seminar rooms, as well as facilities for lunch and refreshments. Accommodations for participants of the ALT'12 are well within walking distance of the seminar rooms.

An interesting program on key topics in the rapidly advancing field of laser technology and applications, reviewed by the members of the international committee, will be presented to the scientific community.

The conference day will start with plenary talks on current issues and latest developments in laser technology and applications given by leading scientists.

Each session will start with a talk covering one of the key topics given by an invited speaker. Furthermore, the poster session will be held during a cruise on the lake Thun on Wednesday afternoon 5 September, which will provide an excellent opportunity for discussion in a relaxed atmosphere.

A further occasion to information gathering and socializing with leading scientists will be provided, including the conference dinner, held on Tuesday evening 4 September at the Strandhotel Belvedere in Spiez. On Wednesday evening (5 September), following the poster session, participants will have the opportunity to explore the beautiful Bernese Oberland as part of outdoor events that will be organized on an individual or group basis. All excursions will start in Interlaken.

The ALT'11 has successfully ended...
 participants of the ALT’12

... now ALT'12 is in the books as well...
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... we are all looking forward to the picture of ALT'13.