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 PQE-2005 -- January 2-6, 2005 --- Snowbird, Utah, USA
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About PQE-2005

The Winter Colloquium on the Physics of Quantum Electronics, known as PQE, is an annual physics conference that attracts the world's experts in laser physics, quantum physics, and many other areas. This was the 35th year of the meeting.

A special issue of The Journal of Modern Optics was published as a proceedings for the conference. The following is a reprint of the foreword of that special issue.

The 35th Winter Colloquium on the Physics of Quantum Electronics was held in the glorious setting of Snowbird, Utah from 2-6 January 2005. The meeting began with a reception on Sunday, 2 January in honor of the 2005 recipients of the Willis E. Lamb medal for Laser Science and Quantum Optics: Gérard Mourou, Szymon Suckewer and Sune Svanberg. During the week, attendees enjoyed the congenial atmosphere, beautiful scenery, and talks and presentations on the latest topics in quantum electronics. The meeting was extremely well attended with over 200 papers being presented. Topics of special interest at the meeting included quantum optics, quantum information, ultracold atoms, quantum cascade lasers, artificial optical materials, electromagnetically induced transparency, and nuclear and molecular interactions. The meeting was organized by Marlan O. Scully, George R. Welch and M. Suhail Zubairy, all of Texas A&M University.

Robert W. Boyd
University of Rochester, USA

Marlan O. Scully
Texas A&M University, USA

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