Daniel Conti Sampol was born in Palma de Mallorca in 1986 an is working toward the Master in Physics. He is currently working on a Master thesis on the optical measurement and the acoustic characterization of the screening of light pulses produced by vaporisation in fluids by laser pulses. His research interests are the various mechanisms occurring during the strongly non linear photo ablation process and non linear dynamics in general.
Daniel Chaparro González holds the Licenciado degree by the University of Seville. He studied the postgraduate in Germany in the group of Non-linear Photonics of the Institute of Applied Physics of the University of Münster, where he gained experience in the use of lasers as an optical tweezer to trap small and transparent particles, as well as its application to the manipulation and structuration of fluids. Nowadays, he is a PhD student of the group of Non-linear Waves of the University of the Balearic Islands working in theoretical and experimental aspects of the use of semiconductor lasers to perform remote measurements of distances.
Christian Schelte joined in 2017 the Physics Department of the Universitat de les Illes Balears as a Phd Student of the group of Non-linear Waves. He is working on the theoretical aspects of the use of temporal localized structures in passively mode-locked semiconductor lasers for applications in frequency comb generations. His research interests include laser dynamics, pattern formation and applied numerical bifurcation analysis.
Julien Javaloyes was born in Antibes, France. He obtained his M.Sc. in Physics at the ENS Lyon and obtained a PhD in Physics at the Institut Non Linéaire de Nice / Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis where he studied the recoil induced instabilities and self organization processes occurring in cold atoms. He worked on delay induced dynamics in coupled semiconductor lasers during a postdoctoral stage in Brussels and on VCSEL polarization dynamics in Palma de Mallorca. He was a Research associate at Glasgow University where provided for the modeling of the dynamics of monolithic semiconductor diodes. He joined in 2010 the Physics Department of the Universitat de les Illes Balears as a Ramón y Cajal fellow. His research interests include laser dynamics, atom-light interaction modeling and applied numerical bifurcation analysis.
Oreste Piro was born in Tres Arroyos, Argentina, at the heart of the best food supply for mankind. He studied at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata from which he also got his PhD working on the chaotic behavior of nonlinear relaxation oscillators. He was a Visiting Scholar at University of Chicago for two years and a Senior Scientist at both Brookhaven Nationa Lab (for another year) and at Queen Mary, University of London for another two. His main area of expertise is Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos, and he have applied this knowledge to a broad range of problems in different fields, such as biology and biophysics, fluid dynamics both at the laboratory and geophysical scales, electronics, quantum physics, etc. Some of the specific problems that he is currently interested in are the role of fluid dynamics in embryology and development, the motion of small particles organisms in fluids, the dynamics of hearing and the behavior of excitable systems and media in nature.
Salvador Balle was born in Manacor, Mallorca. He graduated in Physics at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, where he also obtained a PhD in Physics on the electronic structure of strongly correlated Fermi liquids. After postdoctoral stages in Palma de Mallorca and Philadelphia where he became interested in stochastic processes and Laser dynamics, he joined in 1994 the Physics Department of the Universitat de les Illes Balears, where he is Professor Catedràtic of Optics since 2006. His research interests include laser dynamics, semiconductor optical response modeling, mode-locking and multimode dynamics of lasers, multiple phase fluid dynamics and laser ablation phenomena. You may access his personal webpage here.