Siegman International School on Lasers

Siegman International School on Lasers

The Siegman International School is a week-long program that exposes students to in-depth learning of lasers and their applications from internationally recognized academic and industry leaders in the field.  The scope includes all aspects of lasers and photonics. This program consists of lectures, networking events, professional development programs, poster presentations and research sharing and brings together the top 100 student applicants from around the world.

The school was established in honor of Anthony E. Siegman, 1999 OSA President, founding board member of The OSA Foundation and widely known expert on lasers and optics.  This program is co-founded by IPG Photonics and endowed by donors from around the world.

Honor a luminary. Inspire the future.

Dr. Siegman made significant contributions to the scientific community and inspired many students through his passion for teaching. As an OSA Volunteer, he served on the organizing committee for OSA's first summer school program—International Summer Session on Lasers and Their Applications. The program was a great success with 100 students representing 13 different countries. 

To honor Tony, his colleagues, family and friends came together to fund the Siegman International School Endowment that will keep his legacy alive and inspire the next generation.

The Program

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Apply to the Siegman SchoolThe 2015 Siegman International School will take place 2-7 August 2015 in Amberg, Germany.  The application period to attend the program has closed.

Support the Endowment

Donate to the Siegman School
Donate to the Siegman SchoolWe are still actively raising funds to fully fund the Siegman International School Endowment.  Please consider making a donation today and supporting the next generation of optics and photonics innovators. 

Endowment Major Supporters

The OSA Foundation would like to give a special thanks to the Endowment’s major supporters. Without their early support, this program would not be possible.

IPG Photonics, Inc.

Platinum Level Supporter
Burt and DeeDee McMurtry

Silver Level Supporter
Charles and Patricia Barker
Gary and Carolyn Bjorklund
Joseph and Hon Mai Goodman
Alexander A. Sawchuk
The Smart Family Foundation
University Science Books

Bronze Level Supporter
Paul L. Kelley
The Siegman Family
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Tony Siegman

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  • Eric Rosas, National Center of Metrology (CENAM), Mexico, Chair
  • Andrew Forbes, CSIR National Laser Centre, South Africa, Vice Chair
  • Niek van Hulst, Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain
  • Yoonchan Jeong, Seoul National University, South Korea
  • Michael O’Conner, IPG Photonics, USA
  • Jeannie Siegman, California, Honorary Member
  • A. Douglas Stone, Yale University, USA
  • Eric Van Stryland, CREOL, USA, Past Chair
Venus Dillu
Delhi Technological University
Siegman School Attendee