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8 February: Light the Future with Walter Isaacson

Walter Isaacson, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, a nonpartisan educational and policy studies institute based in Washington, DC, USA, hosted the first Light the Future speaker series of the year.  Isaacson is also the author of many best-selling books including, “The Innovators," “Steve Jobs,” and “Einstein: His Life and Universe."

The theme of his talk was "The Collaboration and Teamwork of Today’s Great Innovators."   It can be viewed here:  

5 December: Light the Future with Prof. Sir David Payne

As part of OSA's 100th anniversary celebration, the Light The Future speaker series has featured distinguished scientists, engineers and Nobel Laureates.  On 5 December 2016, during Photonics India, Prof. Sir David Payne, University of Southampton, Highfield and OSA Fellow, gave a public presentation. He highlighted the enabling technologies and noted that the Optical Fiber Internet is perhaps the greatest gift photonics gave to mankind. Sir David also talked about bridging the digital divide by providing accessible, affordable global communications.  

3 November: Light the Future with Steven Chu

Steven Chu, Nobel Laureate, former U.S Secretary of Energy and OSA Fellow,  gave a public presentation at ACP on Thursday, 3 November 2016 as part of OSA's Light The Future speaker series.  Dr. Chu gave an exhilarating talk about energy, biomedicine and optics and photonics research that will have a profound effect on the global economy and our everyday lives. 

The talk can be seen here when it becomes available.
 

20 October: Light the Future with Michio Kaku

Michio Kaku, futurist and theoretical physicist, City College of New York, gave a public presentation at FiO on Thursday, 20 October 2016. Sir Peter L. Knight, emeritus professor, Imperial College, London, OSA 2004 President and OSA Fellow served as the Master of Ceremonies for this program.  This program also featured a special Ignite the Future segment where predictions of what’s next in optics were given by Nobel Prize winners, including Nicolaas Bloembergen, Robert F. Curl, Roy J. Glauber,  John L. Hall, W.E. Moerner, William D. Phillips and David J. Wineland.  

"Optics of the Future: Exploring the Universe and the Brain"
This talk explores the physics behind exciting new fields, such as detecting gravity waves from black holes, detecting twins of the earth in space, energizing laser-powered star ships, and unraveling the Big Bang. It will also explore inner space, e.g. the use of optogenetics to map the neural pathways of the human brain in the Connectome Project, one of the great science projects of the future.

24 August: Light the Future with Susana Marcos

Susana Marcos, Professor of Research, Instituto de Óptica, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas and OSA Fellow, gave a public presentation at LAOP, Wednesday, 24 August 2016.

"An Eye into the Future"
The eye is a fascinating optical system, yet its performance gets compromised with age and disease. Myopia affects 25% of the population (90% in some Asian countries) and its prevalece is raising. Presbyopia, the age-related loss of the crystalline lens to accommodate near and far, affects 100% of the population over 45 years of age. Light-based technologies and optics allow us for a better diagnosis and treatment of the eye. Future optical technologies hold promise for restoring sight and will be key in improving eye care for all.

International Conference on Nanoscopy 2018

Feb 27 to Mar 02 2018

Conference Centre FH Bielefeld
Bielefeld
Germany

The Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition (OFC)

Mar 11 to Mar 15 2018

San Diego Convention Center
San Diego
California
United States

2018 OIDA Workshop on Scalable Integrated Photonics for 5G and IoT

Mar 11 to Mar 11 2018

San Diego Convention Center
San Diego
California
United States

2018 OIDA Executive Forum

Mar 12 to Mar 12 2018

Hilton San Diego Bayfront
San Diego
California
United States

Compact (EUV & X-ray) Light Sources

Mar 26 to Mar 28 2018

Hilton Strasbourg
Strasbourg
France

High-Intensity Lasers and High-Field Phenomena

Mar 26 to Mar 28 2018

Hilton Strasbourg
Strasbourg
France

Mid-Infrared Coherent Sources

Mar 26 to Mar 28 2018

Hilton Strasbourg
Strasbourg
France

Clinical and Translational Biophotonics

Apr 03 to Apr 06 2018

The Diplomat Beach Resort
Hollywood
Florida
United States

Microscopy, Histopathology and Analytics

Apr 03 to Apr 06 2018

The Diplomat Beach Resort
Hollywood
Florida
United States

Optical Tomography and Spectroscopy

Apr 03 to Apr 06 2018

The Diplomat Beach Resort
Hollywood
Florida
United States

Optics and the Brain

Apr 03 to Apr 06 2018

The Diplomat Beach Resort
Hollywood
Florida
United States

10th International Conference on Proteomics and Bioinformatics

Apr 09 to Apr 11 2018

JW Marriott Hotel Dubai
Dubai
United Arab Emirates

14th International Conference and Exhibition on Nanomedicine and Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology

Apr 09 to Apr 11 2018

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amsterdam
Netherlands

5th Annual Congress on Chemistry in Drug Discovery & Designing

Apr 16 to Apr 18 2018

Dubai, UAE.
Dubai
United Arab Emirates

Optics & Photonics International Congress 2018

Apr 23 to Apr 27 2018

Pacifico Yokohama
Yokohama
Kanagawa
Japan

The 9th International Symposium on Ultrafast Phenomena and Terahertz Waves

Apr 23 to Apr 26 2018

National University of Defence Technology
Changsha
Hunan
China

ARVO 2018 Annual Meeting

Apr 29 to May 02 2018


Honolulu
Hawaii
United States

Big Data in Cultural Heritage Imaging Incubator

May 02 to May 04 2018

OSA Headquarters
Washington
District of Columbia
United States