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Light Beyond the Lab: Putting Your Research Skills to Work

This is the second in a series of blog posts I’m writing throughout 2016 in my role as OSA Ambassador. In case you missed my last post, you can find it here.   In this blog post I will discuss a recent trip across the border to Canada to attend the IONS-Quebec conference and to visit INRS-Montreal.   I’ll also give you a glimpse into some...

Added: 29 Jun 2016


A New Force of Awakening

At May 30th, Doctor Yue Yang from Jupiter Networks, United States arrived at Harbin Institute of Technology and presented to the HIT OSA Student Chapter and the national key laboratory of tunable laser a great report about his research direction: High-speed optical systems and networking functions using orbital-angular-momentum multiplexing. Dr. Yue got his bachelor degree and master degree...

Added: 29 Jun 2016


Putting Your PhD to Work

The OSA Ambassador program I’m excited to volunteer in the inaugural year of the OSA Ambassador program. Our goal is to further the professional development skills of our student and Young Professional members.‘Putting your PhD to work’ To this end, I am focusing on the topic of ‘Putting your PhD to work.’   In brief, the skills learned during an optics...

Added: 21 Jun 2016


The Cities of Lights: A Century of Optics in LEDs, NEON and Light

Think about the world’s greatest travel destinations – London. Dubai. New York City. Tokyo. Now picture them dark. Would any of these places be the same without light? The Optical Society (OSA), a global association of scientists and engineers who make lasers, sensors, cameras, LED, virtual reality and many other technologies possible, is celebrating its 100th birthday. One of the...

Added: 20 Jun 2016


Machines Can Learn Ethics and Other Predictions for AI

Futurist Ray Kurzweil and Nobel laureate Steven Chu discuss artificial intelligence and accelerating technology at The Optical Society’s “Light the Future” program at CLEO.

Added: 17 Jun 2016


Curious Minds Learn About Optics and Photonics

SUSTC OSA Student Chapter organized interactive lectures about optics for little kids in Jinxiu Elementary School (11 May), SUSTC Experimental 2nd Elementary School (18 May) and Qianhai Harbor Elementary School (20 May). In these three interactive lectures, 16 members from SUSTC OSA Student Chapter attended and organized the interactive lectures and more than 340 elementary kids participated in...

Added: 16 Jun 2016


Discussing the Future

Photonics in 2048 workshop was organized on 13 May 2016 in Copenhagen successfully. The workshop was held under the supervision of DTU Fotonik Innovation agent Monika Luniewska Jensen and the presentations were judged by DTU Fotonik’s Director Lars–Ulrik Aaen Andersen. 

Added: 16 Jun 2016


Touring Labs

On Thursday, May 19th 2016, the Tel-Aviv University OSA student chapter conducted a one and a half hour event starting with tours in two optical labs followed by a social gathering, the second in a series called “OptiBEER”. The event included snacks, beer and hot drinks. As we did on the previous event, 16 participants were divided into two groups that toured both of the following...

Added: 14 Jun 2016


AIO 2016: Focus on Dr. Torsten Frosch, Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology, Germany

Dr. Torsten Frosch, who was recently awarded the Bunsen-Kirchhoff award for Analytical Spectroscopy, will talk about Raman Spectroscopic Gas Sensing at AIO 2016. In the following interview, AIO Young Professional, Sogol Borjian, asks Dr Frosch about his work and his upcoming talk at AIO 2016. 

Added: 10 Jun 2016


Mencap-Lightwave: Outreach with Young Adults with Learning Disabilities

On Tuesday 17th May 2016, members of the University of Southampton’s Optics and Photonics Society (OPSoc) teamed up with Mencap Southampton for an Outreach event for 8 young adults with learning disabilities.

Added: 02 Jun 2016