The OSA Foundation hosted the All-Stars Virtual Siegman School chaired by Eric Mazur, Harvard University on 20-24 July 2020. All past Siegman School students were invited to attend as well as those accepted to the 2020* school. This program included 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 was not be able to proceed as planned. The University of Warsaw will host the in-person school in 2021.
*2020 students will automatically be invited to the 2021 school in Warsaw.