Tuesday, 10 March 2020 | 08:00 – 10:00 AM (PDT)


The three plenary speakers at OFC include an industial leader and a research leader, both covering topics related to the technical core of the conference, and a visionary speaker linking topics outside OFC's focus to the conference.

Qi Bi
President, China Telecom Technology Innovation Center, Chief Technology Office, China Telecom Beijing Research Institute

Talk: 5G Evolution: Challenges and Opportunities
Karsten Danzmann
Vice Managing Director, Laser Interferometry and Gravitational Wave Astronomy, Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Germany

Talk: The Challenge and Impact of Detecting Ripples in Spacetime
Sir David Payne
Director, Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, UK

Talk: Is there a Future for Silica as an Optical Material?