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Starting Now: OSA Light, Energy and the Environment Congress

Baohua Jia

The Congress is starting today! With four featured topical meetings, the Congress is going to provide you the most comprehensive and advanced frontiers of optical technologies for energy production, transport, and usage. It’s going to be a feast for photonics lovers, who are longing to see the great impact of optics and photonics in the energy sector. As a researcher in the photonics field, my excitement also lies in the great potential to find niche opportunities to collaborate with people from different fields to accomplish this great energy challenge. The Congress plays the first horn of the International Year of Light.

What’s more exciting about the Congress is that a number of educational, networking and social events have been arranged, allowing the participants to get the most from it. One thing I won’t miss is the Discussion Panel Forum on “the Future of Energy with Light” before the Congress Banquet on Dec 4 at the National Museum of Australia. The Panel is formed by absolutely world-famous celebrities led by Professor Steve Chu, Stanford Univ. USA and former Energy Secretary to President Obama. The Australia’s Chief Scientist will also present.

In addition to attending the Congress program, you should also take time to visit the host university- Australian National University, in particular the Energy Change Institute directed by Professor Ken Baldwin, who is the Congress General Chair. There are fantastic energy researches being carried out there.

Wish you all enjoy the Congress as much as I will.


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