The Conference on “Recent Trends in Quantum Optics” RTQO-2016 was held at the University of Hyderabad (UoH) on 10th December 2016. It featured invited lectures on recent areas of cutting edge research going on in the area of Quantum Optics. The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. P. Appa Rao inaugurated the conference.


The keynote lecture was given by Prof. Girish Agarwal, currently at University of Oklahama, Stillwater, USA. Professor Agarwal, the founder Dean of School of Physics, who served at the University of Hyderabad until 1995, had played a key role in building of the School of Physics. His Keynote lecture was followed by four other talks in the forenoon session and five more talks in the afternoon session, which covered some of the latest on-going work by the research groups of the speakers.


The evening session was dedicated to felicitating Prof. Agarwal for his contribution to the field of Quantum Optics for fifty years. Many researchers who had long standing collaboration with Prof. Agarwal reminisced their long academic association with Prof. Agarwal.