Traveling Lecturer: Late Night Conversations turn to Collaboration

By Antigone Marino, Institute of Applied Sciences and Intelligent Systems, Italy

A few month ago I was in Rochester, NY for FiO2016. The meeting agenda was so busy, like always it is. Although tired, the day always ended with a group of us chatting in the hotel lobby about optics, science and life. As if all of us wanted to draw as much as possible on the opportunity of being there. A few months later, I received an invitation to visit the Lund OSA Chapter in Sweden. I had to arrive in Sweden to realize that the invitation was coming up from one of this moment in FiO, in which you meet someone new, without having the possibility to deepen into a topic or a friendship.

The Lund chapter is located in one of the most famous physics department of Europe all thanks to their well known studies about combustions. We had a great time, speaking about research, and above all being a young researcher. “Skill Bill”, my talk about skills needed to stay alive in the scientific research, has given way to a sort of round table. We spoke and shared ideas on what are the needs, but also the dreams and prospects, of young researchers.

I have to thank them all, the Lund OSA chapter members, for their lab visit, for their passion on optics, but most of all for the time and energy they spend to keep in contact with others - in this case with me. As networking is the best way to share science and life too.


Posted: 27 February 2017 by Antigone Marino, Institute of Applied Sciences and Intelligent Systems, Italy | with 0 comments

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