The Optical Society Foundation Announces 2015 Siegman International School on Lasers

WASHINGTON--()--The Siegman International School on Lasers is a week-long program that exposes students to in-depth learning of lasers and their applications from internationally recognized academic and industry leaders in the field. The scope includes all aspects of lasers and photonics. This program immerses the top 100 student applicants from around the world into an atmosphere of lectures, networking events, professional development programs, poster presentations and research sharing.

WHAT: Siegman International School on Lasers

WHEN: 2-7 August 2015

WHERE: Amberger Congress Centrum, Amberg, Germany

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Presentations from well-known and pioneering laser researchers and experts from leading laser companies, including:
    • Roel Baets, Ghent University, Belgium
    • Marie-Emmanuelle Couprie, Synchrotron SOLEIL, France
    • Jens Limpert, Jena, Germany
    • Clemens Kaminski, University of Cambridge, UK
    • Eli Kapon, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
    • Franz X. Kaertner, Center for Free-Electron Laser Science, Germany
    • Alexander Killi, TRUMPF, USA
    • Vahid Sandoghdar, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Germany
    • Marlan Scully, Texas A&M University, USA
  • OSA Executive Speaker Series: Students will engage in an entertaining and informal conversation with luminaries from our industry as they respond to questions about their career paths, corporate observations and personal perspectives.
  • Professional development programming, including OSA Student Chapter presentations and networking opportunities.
  • Lab tours at Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (MPL).

The Siegman International School on Lasers was established in honor of Anthony E. Siegman, 1999 President of The Optical Society, founding board member of The OSA Foundation and a widely known expert on lasers and optics. This program is co-founded by IPG Photonics and endowed by donors from around the world.

Hosted by the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, The Siegman International School on Lasers aims to provide high quality programming and professional networking opportunities for a select number of graduate students, as well as the instructors, over the course of one week in a campus environment. With the guidance of the Siegman School Steering Committee, the scope of each school will encompass aspects of lasers and photonics and can vary from year to year.

About The Optical Society Foundation

The Optical Society Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation established by the Optical Society (OSA) in 2002 to carry out charitable activities that support the society’s mission of promoting the generation, application, archiving and worldwide dissemination of knowledge in optics and photonics. The Foundation helps cultivate the next generation of leaders and innovators in the optics and photonics community as they move through advanced degree programs and become active members of research and engineering communities around the globe. The Foundation also works to secure OSA Awards and Honors program endowments. To date, The Foundation has awarded more than 800 grants, scholarships, and prizes benefiting thousands of individuals in more than 55 countries. Donations to The Optical Society Foundation are matched dollar-for-dollar by the society. For more information, visit www.osa.org/foundation.

Contacts

The Optical Society
Rebecca B. Andersen, +1 202-416-1443
randersen@osa.org
or
Melanie Salemno, +1 202-416-1947
msalemno@osa.org

Contacts

The Optical Society
Rebecca B. Andersen, +1 202-416-1443
randersen@osa.org
or
Melanie Salemno, +1 202-416-1947
msalemno@osa.org