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. The Siegman International School on Lasers invites up to 100 graduate students for a week-long program to learn from pioneering laser researchers and experts from leading laser companies, highly-regarded professors and fellow students. Attendees are asked to present their own research, which provides invaluable experience in building exposure for their work.

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.

The Program

Apply to the Siegman SchoolThe 2019 Siegman International School will take place 27 July - 3 August and will be hosted by the University of Rochester. The school was held on the beautiful campus in Rochester, New York, USA. Applications for the 2019 school will open on 30 November 2018 and close 30 March 2019.

Support the Endowment


Donate to the Siegman School

We 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 ($100K+)
Burt and DeeDee McMurtry

Silver Level Supporter ($25K - $49K)
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 ($15K - $24K)
Paul L. Kelley
Burton J. McMurty
The Siegman Family

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Tony Siegman

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Delhi Technological University
Siegman School Attendee