Friday, June 15, 2007


Presently I am in Rochester, NY, USA at the Ninth Rochester Conference on Coherence and Quantum Optics.

The interesting part: This conference happens only every 6 (!) years. So the first conference was 48 years ago!! I have been at a number of them and 6 years mean that you see big progress happening from conference to conference. For example, the first conference was held before the invention of the laser which completely changed the field.

Does anyone know a conference which takes place regularly at even larger cycles?


München said...

Die Lambeth Conference findet zwar seit 1867 alle 10 Jahre statt, ich befürchte aber dass die wesentlich weniger "Vortschritt" sehen.

Dann gibt es da noch den von der NASA organisierten World Space Congress. ebenfalls alle 10 Jahre.

Die UNESCO International Conference on Adult Education gibt es sogar nur alle 12 Jahre.

Schöne Grüße

jupe said...

Die Documenta in Kassel findet alle sieben Jahre statt.

jupe said...

... äh, fünf jahre... sorry. wieso kann ich meinen eigenen kommentar nicht mehr editieren oder löschen???

Anonymous said...

All Souls College in Oxford has a ceremony that is repeated only once every 100 years:

Every hundred years there is a commemorative feast after which the fellows parade around the College with flaming torches, singing the Mallard Song and led by a "Lord Mallard" who is carried in a chair, in search of a legendary mallard that supposedly flew out of the foundations of the college when it was being built. The last mallard ceremony was in 2001 and the next will be held in 2101.

zeilinger said...

Thanks all for these entries, some of them rather funny. It must be real fun to march in the All Souls Procession ..