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An Illuminating Experience

In July 2016, Tianjin University OSA Student Chapter held the OSA Centennial Special Events- A Series of Optical Courses on OSA's 100th Birthday. We held the activities at Tianjin University affiliated elementary school and Yixing primary school. Preparations started in May and we had a lot of meetings to discuss the form of classroom, tested the lecture course, bought the experimental and...

Added: 07 Sep 2016


Understanding Multi-Photon Bio-Imaging

On the 29th of June 2016, Optics Students Karlsruhe e.V. (OSKar) hosted an OSA Traveling Lecturer at the Light Technology Institute (LTI), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). The lecture program is sponsored by The Optical Society. This year we are honored to have invited the OSA Fellow, Professor Chris Xu from Cornell University, USA to fly to Karlsruhe, Germany and give a presentation on...

Added: 06 Sep 2016


Going Back to the Basics

The IIT Delhi OSA Student Chapter hosted OSA Ambassador Dr. Arti Agrawal from City University, London as a Traveling Lecturer. The talk was on Finite Element Method for Photonics and Optics. She covered some of the key principles of numerical methods (for photonics) and shown some examples of different classes of methods. She explained the basics of FEM and steps involved in the method, with...

Added: 06 Sep 2016


Highlights of the Siegman School in Barcelona

In July I had the opportunity to attend The Siegman International School on Lasers, held jointly by The OSA Foundation and the Technical University of Catalonia. To be more precise, the school was hosted by The Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) in Castelldefels, a beautiful town located 25 km away from Barcelona, which borders the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. 

Added: 30 Aug 2016


Women Who Make a Difference in Optics – Every Day

The Optical Society has been home to many innovations in its 100-year history – and many bright women innovators. But what’s the future of women in optics?

Added: 12 Aug 2016


Optics Augments Reality and Brings 3D Medicine into Focus

Live 3D imaging is one of the hottest topics in optics today, transforming medical imaging capabilities and delivering the immersive experience behind augmented and virtual reality. During The Optical Society’s Light the Future centennial program in Heidelberg, Germany on 26 July, Dr. Joseph Izatt of Duke University and Microsoft’s Bernard Kress gave an insider’s...

Added: 12 Aug 2016


“Ask Me Anything” and They Did! My Dive into Reddit and Discussions on Today’s Optical Technologies

OSA President Alan Willner hosts an "Ask Me Anything" on Reddit. 

Added: 02 Aug 2016


Applied Industrial Optics Day 4

The final day of AIO 2016 kicked off with...

Added: 29 Jul 2016


Applied Industrial Optics Day 3

Day 3 started with...

Added: 28 Jul 2016


Making the unimaginable possible.

AIO Young Professional, Sogol Borjian, interviews Nicole Reader about the intersection of fashion and optics. Ms Reader is an invited speaker at AIO 2016.

Added: 27 Jul 2016