April 2019

Day 2: Quantum Bio-Photonics Incubator

Participants of the Quantum Bio-Photonics Incubator started to arrive at OSA Headquarters early this morning to make the best of the second and final day of the event. General level discussions of the research projects and formal introductions, which dominated the environment the morning before, have been replaced by handshakes, friendly smiles and greetings, followed by detailed questions...

Added: 30 Apr 2019


Day 1: Quantum Bio-Photonics Incubator

The Quantum Bio-Photonics Incubator launched at OSA Headquarters, Washington, DC brought a versatile representation of chemists, biologists, and physicists, from Berkeley, Cambridge, Oxford, University of Sydney, and many other places, have been united under one roof to showcase the newest trends in the still maturing field of bio-photonics and quantum chemistry. The organizers' goal...

Added: 30 Apr 2019


Celebrating the International Day of Light Can Illuminate the Future

The student chapter of The Optical Society (OSA) from Changchun University of Science and Technology, China, will celebrate the International Day of Light on 15 May and have designed a multitude of special events celebrating light. 

Added: 17 Apr 2019


A Taste of Grassroots Advocacy for NPI's Congressional Visits Day Participants

April can be a perfect time to visit Washington, D.C., U.S.A. and to see the city’s famed cherry blossoms. For a group of 37 advocates for science including members of The Optical Society (OSA), who participated in a Congressional Visits Day (CVD), 2 to 3 April, the draw was more than the blossoms.

Added: 10 Apr 2019


Nobel Laureate Donna Strickland Highlights Award-Winning Research at OSA Leadership Conference

At The Optical Society's (OSA) 2019 Leadership Conference, 2013 President, OSA Fellow and Nobel Laureate Donna Strickland is featured as the 2019 "Light the Future" plenary speaker. Donna discsued the fundamental science behind her co-invention of chirped pulse amplification (CPA) and highlighted her experiences surrounding the Nobel announcement.  

Added: 04 Apr 2019


OSA Leadership Conference Tackles Thorny and Complex Anti-Harassment Issue

The Optical Society’s (OSA) 2019 Leadership Conference, during a 2 April 2019 plenary session, tackled a pressing and complex subject facing scientific societies: Implementing anti-harassment policies that address sexual and gender harassment as well as bullying behaviors.

Added: 02 Apr 2019