As I was thinking about a nice analogy of solitons in microresonators that would explain it to the layman, somehow the “Mexican wave” crossed my mind. Curiously, it did this while perfectly maintaining its shape.
Well, as the MFCA spells out as “Nanotera workshop on Microresonator Frequency Combs: theory and Applications” it is basically all about Kerr frequency combs. See the program here.
From the first edition in 2014 (see picture above) I can say that I enjoyed seeing so many people who work in our field in one place. I was particularly happy about the more relaxed atmosphere compared to most conferences. Actually, the idea for this blog was born as an afterthought of the MFCA2014. It just took me some time to realize it.
Side note: the lake is only about 15min walk from the hotel but the water is pretty cold even during that time. So, think about bringing your wetsuit if you plan to go for a longer swim!
Disclaimer: I do my PhD in the group that is organizing this workshop.