FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Optical Society
OSA Student Members Gather in Montreal for IONS Conference on Optics
WASHINGTON, May 23, 2014–The International OSA Network of Students (IONS
™) will host the IONS-NA 8 Montreal Conference
at the École Polytechnique de Montréal in Québec, Canada, May 25–27. The conference, organized by the École Polytechnique de Montréal OSA Student Chapter and the National Institute of Scientific Research (INRS) OSA Student Chapter, will feature technical sessions and programming for graduate students in the field of optics and photonics. The Optical Society (OSA
) sponsors the event.
The IONS-NA program includes invited speaker presentations from:
Pablo Artal, University of Murcia, Spain
Paul Corkum, University of Ottawa, Canada
Carlos Lopez-Mariscal, Naval Research Laboratory, USA
Albert Stolow, National Research Council, Canada
IONS Conferences allow students from across all disciplines of optics to present their research to fellow young scientists via student-driven discussion in a learning format. Technical talks and poster sessions at IONS-NA 8 will cover topics such as fiber integrated optical microstructure, organic materials, optical tissue characterization during brain tumor resection and more.
Since its inception in 2006 at OSA’s Annual Meeting, Frontiers in Optics (FiO
), 35 IONS Conferences have been held all over the world, including Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America. The meetings are independently managed by OSA Student Chapters and are designed to give young scientists a way to connect and collaborate with the global optics and photonics community. OSA supports IONS events through guest lecturer funding, travel grants, administrative and marketing support and event funding. More information is available on the IONS website
Founded in 1916, The Optical Society (OSA) is the leading professional society for scientists, engineers, students and business leaders who fuel discoveries, shape real-world applications and accelerate achievements in the science of light. Through world-renowned publications, meetings and membership programs, OSA provides quality research, inspired interactions and dedicated resources for its extensive global network of professionals in optics and photonics. For more information, visit www.osa.org