Siegman International School on Lasers

The Siegman International School on Lasers Co-founded by IPG Photonics

Tony SiegmanThe Siegman International School on Lasers Co-founded by IPG Photonics was established and named 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 school will bring together up to 100 of the world’s brightest graduate students each year to learn from academic and industry leaders.  Attendees will participate in a week long program of lectures, networking and professional development opportunities, poster presentations and research sharing. 

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

Apply to the Siegman School
Apply to the Siegman School Learn more about the 2014 Siegman School (Stanford University, California, USA). The 2014 school application process is officially closed.

Donate to the Siegman School
Donate to the Siegman School Make a donation and support a student - We are currently accepting donations to fund student travel, tuition reimbursement and awards for 2014 program attendees.

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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  • Eric Van Stryland, CREOL, USA, Chair
  • Eric Rosas, National Center of Metrology (CENAM), Mexico, Vice Chair
  • Chris Dainty, National Univ. of Ireland, Ireland
  • Andrew Forbes, CSIR National Laser Centre, South Africa
  • Yoonchan Jeong, Seoul National University, South Korea
  • Michael O’Conner, IPG Photonics, USA
  • Niloufer Shroff, DeitY, India
  • Jeannie Siegman, California, Honorary Member