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OSA Announces Partnership with Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics

OSA, CIOMP to host International Summer Session on Lasers and their Applications in Changchun, China

WASHINGTON, April 13—The Optical Society (OSA) today announced a new partnership with the Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics (CIOMP) in which the organizations will host the first annual OSA-CIOMP International Summer Session on Lasers and their Applications. The summer session will provide an opportunity for students to further their education and interact with instructors, local professors and fellow students. Participants will also be able to present their research and receive feedback from those in the field of laser science. The session will be held in Changchun, China from July 31 - August 5.

"The International Summer Session is a prime example of how OSA is growing its programming to provide optics and photonics education to a global audience," said OSA President Christopher Dainty, a member of the OSA-CIOMP joint advisory committee. "It also provides an opportunity to bring renowned speakers around the world to an audience of students who might not otherwise have the chance to see these presenters. We are looking forward to kicking off this program this summer in Changchun."

The summer session program marks the first collaboration between OSA and CIOMP and the first time OSA has jointly managed a program of this kind. Confirmed speakers include Federico Capasso of Harvard University, USA; Peter Delfyett of the University of Central Florida, CREOL, USA; James S. Harris and David A.B. Miller of Stanford University, USA; Irina T. Sorokina of the Norwegian University of Science & Technology, Norway and Peter Unger of the University of Ulm, Germany.

Applications for the session are still being accepted. The deadline is May 2. More information is available on the summer session website.

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