July 2016

Advanced Photonics Conference in Vancouver

Advanced Photonics 2016 - Vancouver, Canada - Day 1  I am attending Advanced Photonics in Vancouver. I was also at the past Advanced Photonics Conference in Boston 2015 but this year is really special as ....

Added: 19 Jul 2016


A Gaze at the Moon

During Science Week, along with the “Instituto de Investigación en Comunicación Óptica” (IICO) and the Science Faculty we carried out various activities related to the centennial of The Optical Society. Our OSA chapter organized an astronomical night and a telescope workshop with the participation of children, undergraduate and graduate students, as well as teachers of the...

Added: 15 Jul 2016


Creating the Next Generation of Curious Minds

The CICESE OSA student chapter organized an event where the main purpose was to make science in general and optics in particular seem less intimidating and more approachable. Different local elementary schools were invited to CICESE on June 10 and June 17 and more than 75 elementary kids attended the event between these two dates. The participants received lectures given by members of the...

Added: 15 Jul 2016


AIO Co-Founder and 2016 Program Chair, Dr Jess V. Ford, shares his thoughts on the AIO meeting.

AIO will stretch your mind about photonics applications and help you develop a network of friends that will help you overcome any hurdle in taking your technology from the lab bench to the marketplace.  We also have the best after conference parties and discussions.

Added: 14 Jul 2016


Life after ICFO: A PhD is Not Enough

On June 2nd 2016, the ICONS student chapter hosted Prof.Giovanni Volpe (Assistant Professor, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey) a former ICFOnian as a part of OSA´s Ambassador and Traveling Lecturer Programs. The visit of Professor Volpe was beneficial in multiple ways. Being a former ICFOnian, Professor Volpe was able to gives us first-hand experience about life after a PhD in photonics...

Added: 05 Jul 2016


Traveling Around India

I had the opportunity to travel to India as a travelling lecturer in April. In visiting 3 cities and several chapters (holding joint events) I had some amazing experiences. 

Added: 05 Jul 2016


Going Back Where It All Began

On June 2-3 2016, I have visited the OSA Student Chapter at ICFO - the Institute of Photonic Sciences in Barcelona, Spain. I was hosted by the Vice-President of the Student, Kavitha Kalavoor, and I had the opportunity to meet several of the other Officers of the Student Chapter.

Added: 05 Jul 2016