20 July 2020 – 24 July 2020 OSA Virtual Event - Eastern Daylight Time (UTC - 04:00)

The OSA Foundation will host an All-Stars Virtual Siegman School chaired by Eric Mazur, Harvard University on 20-24 July 2020. All past Siegman School students are invited to attend as well as those accepted to the 2020* school. This will include speakers from previous years, networking with peers, and the opportunity to continue the the Siegman School tradition.

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 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 scope includes all aspects of lasers and photonics.

This program was originally scheduled for 18-25 July 2020 with the host institution - the University of Warsaw. With the current travel restrictions and other impacts from COVID-19, the 2020 Siegman School will not be able to proceed as planned. The University of Warsaw will host the in-person school in 2021.

The OSA Foundation believes we have a unique opportunity to retool this school and leverage current technology and best-practices for online learning and engagement and also want to continue our tradition of hosting a Siegman School annually.

*2020 students will automatically be invited to the 2021 school in Warsaw.

If you are a 2015-2019 alumni or an accepted 2020 applicant and you have not received the registration link, please contact jmehltretter@osa.org.


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