Applied Industrial Optics (AIO) is a multidisciplinary meeting that focuses on innovative photonics research and its commercial impact. The meeting is largely comprised of high quality invited speakers from diverse backgrounds speaking on a variety of topics.While the program committee strives to...
Added: 26 Feb 2019
The United Nations (UN) #February11 commemorates the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, in an effort to attract girls and women to STEM areas. Yes, girls are curious about science, the same way boys do too. Yet why are there fewer women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math)? Why are the numbers not changing as fast as we would like?
Added: 12 Feb 2019
Jelena Pesic, 2018 OSA Ambassador, conducts interviews with researchers in the field of industry. She asks a wide-range of questions regarding their inital interest in science, why they chose optics, to why industry is important. The fourth interview is with Annachiara Pagano, member of the technical staff/Senior Technology Expert at TIM in Italy.
Added: 12 Nov 2018
As the program came to a close it was clear that this Incubator has brought about a great amount of collaborative effort to tackle the challenges in this field, as well as highlighting new directions for further study.
Added: 30 Oct 2018
At the OSA Incubator: Defects by Design at the OSA Headquarters in Washington, D.C., top researchers in the field of optically-active material defects gathered to discuss efforts to predict and identify potentially useful quantum defects in new materials. Lending...
Added: 29 Oct 2018
As a researcher I travel quite often. This year in particular, was my first year as an OSA Ambassador and I had the opportunity to travel much more than usual, to places where I had never been before. This role as OSA Ambassador has allowed me to expand my network dramatically and gave me the...
Added: 26 Oct 2018
The OSA Incubator Metamaterial Films for In-Space Propulsion by Radiation Pressure wrapped up with breakout sessions for brainstorming ideas for different types of lightsail missions: Inner Solar System, Outer Solar System, and Laser Driven...
Added: 09 Oct 2018
Optics and photonics has and continues to enable our understanding of the universe - and it is that fact that takes center stage at the OSA Incubator: ...
Added: 08 Oct 2018
What do you get when you gather about 100 laser scientists on a small island? You get a lot of geeky light jokes (pun intended), learning, discussions ranging from lasers, solitons, POTUS, gender issues to new anime. All in all you get one of the best laser schools ever conducted!
I was lucky to be a part of the fifth Siegman International School on Lasers in the Island of Hven...
Added: 10 Sep 2018
Italian guy, working in Poland, comes to Sweden for a summer school organized by OSA, a society founded in the USA. Really?! Is it actually true? Of course it is! Could it be more international than that? Probably, but at least this is my little story across Europe…
I’m Mattia and in January I moved to Poland, to work as a Ph.D. student at Institute of Electronic...
Added: 31 Aug 2018