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  • Last call for papers for EOSAM, the major international conference in optics and photonics in Europe

    • On Thursday, 12 may 2022

    SUBMISSION OPEN UNTIL 15 MAY 2022
     

    EOSAM will be held in Porto, Portugal, 12 - 16 September 2022. The major international conference and exhibition will once again include several topical meetings, tutorials, special sessions for Early Stage Researchers, EU Projects, networking events, industrial exhibition, and more, and is annually attended by over 500 top researchers, key leaders, students, and industry experts. Submission is still open and will close on 15 May (oral and poster contributions welcomed). The deadline will not be extended further, so now is the last chance to submit your research. Submit now and share the stage with world-renowned speakers.

    Submissions are welcomed for the following topical meetings (TOMs) and sessions:

    TOM1: Silicon Photonics and Guided-Wave Optics

    TOM2: Computational, Adaptive and Freeform Optics - focus on Illumination, AR/VR and information driven systems

    TOM3: Optical System Design, Tolerancing and Manufacturing

    TOM4: Bio-Medical Optics

    TOM5: Resonant Nanophotonics

    TOM6: Optical Materials: crystals, glasses, thin films, nanostructures/nanocrystals, metasurfaces, organic molecules and polymers, synthesis...

    TOM7: Thermal radiation and energy management

    TOM8: Nonlinear and Quantum Optics

    TOM9: Opto-electronic Nanotechnologies and Complex Systems

    TOM10: Frontiers in Optical Metrology

    TOM11: Tapered Optical Fibers, from fundamentals to applications

    TOM12: Optofluidics

    TOM13: Advances and Applications of Optics and Photonics

    EU Project Session

    Early Stage Researcher Session

    Read more about how to submit and get your research presented at the major conference on optics and photonics in Europe: https://www.europeanoptics.org/pages/events/eosam-2022/submission/ 
     

    Submit here


    Registration for the conference is open - Early bird prices available until 30 June

    To reinforce the networking opportunities, all social programs and breaks with magnificent local delicacies are included in the registration fee; coffees, lunches, conference dinner, etc. You can find more information about the registration, and the prices on the EOSAM registration page. In addition, one can start networking even before the conference begins, as all attendees can create user profiles and share their contact details for easy connection between participants!

    This is the perfect opportunity to connect, catch up and network alongside the intriguing conference program! To make sure to get a headstart on networking before the event and not miss any important updates, join the LinkedIn event and follow the EOS LinkedIn page.

    In addition to the exhibition, EOSAM offers plenty of different sponsorship opportunities. Want to promote your products and expertise to a large group of industry experts? Industrial posters are a cheap and effective way to promote the key aspects of your company to a targeted group. 

     

    PLENARIES
     

    EOSAM includes several high-level speakers from various fields of optics. These plenary speakers will present their research to the whole audience at EOSAM. This year we have the pleasure to listen to these wonderful Plenary Speakers:



    You can read more about the plenaries from the EOSAM plenaries page. In addition to our plenary speakers, EOSAM includes over 40 high-level invited speakers, each listed on the topical meeting sites (more to be announced soon).




    Come join us in Porto. Present your work to the wide international audience, participate in the wonderful networking opportunities and industry exhibition, enjoy insightful plenary talks, listen to a wide variety of scientific research presentations, breathe in the Portuguese culture, and experience the delicacies during lunches and dinner and so much more.

    We can't wait to see you all in Porto!
     

    Join us at www.eosam2022.org

    EOSAM, the European Optical Society Annual meeting, is a major international scientific conference. This year EOSAM will be held in Porto, Portugal 12-16 September 2022. In 2021, a record-breaking number of topical meetings and presentations were included, covering all topics on optics and photonics! We will meet again in Porto!
     

    The European Optical Society Annual Meeting (EOSAM) is organized by the European Optical Society, EOS, in close collaboration with the Sociedade Portuguesa de Óptica e Fotónica, SPOF

  • Call for nominations: EOS Board Elections 2022

    • On Monday, 14 march 2022

    Call for Nominations

     

    The European Optical Society (EOS) will be holding elections to the Board of Directors later this year. With this Call, EOS is seeking nominations. The nomination period is now open and will last until March 31, 2022.

     

    The procedures for the elections are governed by Articles 4 and 7 of the Constitution of EOS. Article 4 says: “Board elections by the membership take place every two years, with 5 seats being contested at each election. Board members may only be re-elected once.” Article 7 says: “All individual members of the Society (full, associate, student and corporate) are eligible to vote.”

     

    You will find information about the current Board of Directors here. The following five colleagues will be on the Board of Directors for at least until 2024: Patricia Seconds (as EOS President 2022-24), then Roelene Botha, Emiliano Descrovi, Maite Flores-Arias and Myriam Zerrad (who are all in the middle for their four-year term).

     

    The five vacancies for this election are the seats of Gilles Pauliat (who will become ex officio member of the Board as Past President), Mario Bertolotti (not eligible any more after two terms), Michael Pfeffer (term ends, but eligible for re-election), Matthieu Roussey (term ends, but eligible for re-election), and a seat that was not occupied in 2020-2022.

     

    As to the nomination process, Article 7 continues: “Any member can propose candidates. Each candidate must be nominated by at least three members. Candidates for the Board must be voting members of the Society.” Each EOS member is entitled to nominate up to three candidates.

     

    EOS House Rules say, that “if the nomination is made by letter, this letter must be signed by all three (or more) members making the nomination (though separate letters are, of course, permitted). In the case of email nominations, separate emails are required from the three (or more) members making the nomination. Nominations of candidates are to be sent to the Election Officer.”

     

    According to this, you are asked to send nominations either by letter to my postal address (Prof. Dr. Jürgen Jahns, FernUniversität in Hagen, Universitätsstr. 1 - Geb. 3, 58097 Hagen, Germany) or directly by email (juergen.jahns@fernuni-hagen.de) by March 31, 2022.

     

    Any society lives by its membership, the enthusiasm and willingness of individuals to actively participate in the scientific life and its organisation. Please, consider nominating a colleague or seeking nomination yourself.

     

    Jürgen Jahns, EOS Election Officer 2022                                                                 February 1, 2022

  • ICO Awards 2022

    • On Monday, 14 march 2022

    Nominate your colleague for an ICO award (deadline April 15th)

    The European Optical Society is a Member of the International Commission for Optics, ICO. ICO is an affiliated member of the International Science Council of Science (ISC). Its objective is to contribute, on an international basis, to the progress and diffusion of knowledge in the fields of optics and photonics.

    Among its activities, ICO awards prestigious international prizes in optics and photonics. The deadline for the ICO awards below is next April 15th. Please contact the chairperson of the respective award committee if you need more information. Attached please find flyers and posters that you can share. Details about the nomination procedure is to be found on the ICO web site at : https://www.e-ico.org

     

    ICO PRIZE

    to noteworthy contribution to optics published submitted for publication before the age of 40.

    Contact: Prof. Leszek Sirko (sirko@ifpan.edu.pl)

     

    ICO/IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Optics

    to noteworthy contributions to applied optics and photonics during 8 years after PhD.

    Contact: Dr. Gilles Pauliat  (gilles.pauliat@institutoptique.fr)

     

    Galileo Galiei Medal Award

    to recognize the promotion of Optics under difficult circumstances.

    Contact: Prof. Nataliya Kundikova Nataliya (kundikovand@susu.ac.ru)

  • Call for papers: EOSAM 2022 Submission open

    • On Tuesday, 01 march 2022

    Submit your research to EOSAM 2022 and be part of the major event in optics and photonics in Europe

     

    The European Optical Society Annual Meeting, EOSAM, is organized 12 - 16 September 2022. 
    The conference will be held onsite in Porto, Portugal. Submission is now open.

     

    The European Optical Society Annual meeting (EOSAM) is a major international scientific conference with industry presence, held fully onsite 12 - 16 September 2022 in Porto. EOSAM gathers annually over 500 top researchers, key leaders, students and industry experts together.

    You will be enticed by the beautiful and lively city of Porto together with a full week of novel research results presented from the widest range of optics and photonics fields. EOSAM includes several topical meetings, tutorials, special sessions, several high-level plenary speeches, poster sessions, Industrial Exhibition, Networking event/ Dinner, Annual General Assembly of EOS, Award Ceremonies and so much more. See you there!

     

    Submit your paper to any of the topical meetings (TOM) or Sessions mentioned below, all topics under optics and photonics included:

    TOM1: Silicon Photonics and Guided-Wave Optics

    TOM2: Computational, Adaptive and Freeform Optics - focus on Illumination, AR/VR and information driven systems

    TOM3: Optical System Design, Tolerancing and Manufacturing

    TOM4: Bio-Medical Optics

    TOM5: Resonant Nanophotonics

    TOM6: Optical Materials: crystals, glasses, thin films, nanostructures/nanocrystals, metasurfaces, organic molecules and polymers, synthesis...

    TOM7: Thermal radiation and energy management

    TOM8: Nonlinear and Quantum Optics

    TOM9: Opto-electronic Nanotechnologies and Complex Systems

    TOM10: Frontiers in Optical Metrology

    TOM11: Tapered Optical Fibers, from fundamentals to applications

    TOM12: Optofluidics

    TOM13: Advances and Applications of Optics and Photonics

    EU Project Session

    Early Stage Researcher Session
     

    Read more:

    https://www.europeanoptics.org/pages/events/eosam-2022/submission/

  • The EOS condemns Russia's military intervention in Ukraine

    • On Monday, 28 february 2022

    Eos logo

     

    The EOS strongly condemns Russia's military intervention, which massively violates international law. The short-, medium- and longer-term consequences for international security and cooperation are hardly foreseeable at present. The values of a learned society like EOS are solidarity, exchange and hope to create a better world together. We are deeply upset by the present situation which goes against all values we defend. Our thoughts go straight to the Ukrainian people, and especially our Ukrainian colleagues.

    EOS also sympathizes with the Russian colleagues who refute the aggression of their government and suffer similarly from not being able to freely express their disagreement in their own homeland. The Ukrainian Society of Pure and Applied Optics, USPAO, is an affiliated society of EOS and we will do everything in our power to help to ensure the continuity of our cooperation.

    We call on European governments to take immediate action to protect the lives of the Ukrainian population. We renew all our friendship and solidarity in this difficult period to our Ukrainian Colleagues.

     

    EOS President on behalf the EOS Executive Committee

  • EOSAM 2021 bringing people together again in-person

    • On Wednesday, 01 december 2021

    The European Optical Society Annual Meeting, EOSAM, is a major international scientific conference covering all aspects of optics and photonics. It is attended by top researchers, key leaders, students, and industry experts. Each year EOSAM moves into different optics hubs better serving the local communities and at each time creating a unique EOSAM experience for the attendees. EOSAM was previously organized in France, Scotland, Germany, Netherlands, and was also planned for Portugal but was held online due to the pandemic.

     

    This year, EOSAM was held on September 13-17 in Rome Italy, bringing back the highly awaited international in-person EOS events.  EOS organized the conference in close co-operation with the Societa Italiana di Ottica e Fotonica, SIOF, the Italian optical society Branch member of EOS, and the Universita di Roma La Sapienza. For the first time, EOSAM was held in a hybrid format, successfully mixing online attendees with on-site participants. With over 350 onsite attendees and 180 online attendees, from 33 countries worldwide, this hybrid format was a full success and worth to be repeated in the future!

    Onsite participants benefited from an exceptional venue. The meeting was held in the premises of Universita di Roma La Sapienza, in the center of Roma. The conference rooms surrounded the old cloister open onto an inner courtyard. The cloister arcades welcomed an industrial exhibit of 14 booths, the poster sessions, the welcome reception, the numerous coffee breaks, and the everyday lunches. All these activities reinforced the exchanges between the attendants. EOS indeed pays a special attention to the interaction between participants by promoting networking opportunities. One of the nicest was the memorable gala dinner served in the century-old rooms of the Centro Palazzo Rospigliosi conference center.

    The quality of the conference was served by the quality of the scientific presentations, 445 in total. These presentations were shared among topical meetings, TOM, and sessions covering most fields of optics and photonics:

    TOM 1 - Silicon Photonics and Guided-Wave Optics 
    TOM 2 - Computational, Adaptive and Freeform Optics 
    TOM 3 - Optical System Design, Tolerancing and Manufacturing 
    TOM 4 - Bio-Medical Optics 
    TOM 5 - Resonant Nanophotonics 
    TOM 6 - Optical Materials: crystals, thin films, organic molecules and polymers, syntheses, characterization and devices 
    TOM 7 - Thermal radiation and energy management 
    TOM 8 - Nonlinear and Quantum Optics 
    TOM 9 - Optics at Nanoscale (ONS) 
    TOM 10 - Optical Microsystems (OMS) 
    TOM 11 - Waves in Complex Photonic Media 
    TOM 12 - Optofluidics 
    TOM 13 - Ultrafast Optical Technologies and Applications 
    TOM 14 - Advances and Applications of Optics and Photonics 
    EU Project Session 
    Early Stage Researcher Session organised by SIOF 
    Grand Challenges of Photonics Session 

     

    Recognitions of scientific works at all stages of scientific career are always stirring moments. EOSAM is no exception:

    The opening ceremony started with the ICO award ceremony. The Prize winner, M. Guizar-Sicairos, gave an exciting plenary talk entitled “Harnessing coherence and computational imaging for nanoscale structure characterization using X-rays”.

    Several student prizes, corresponding to different Topical Meetings, we also awarded during the closing ceremony.

    • The best student poster presentation (sponsored by Zeiss): Tunable and polarization-insensitive metamaterial absorber in the visible spectrum by Benjamin Asamoah (University of Eastern Finland)
    • The best student presentation (sponsored by EOS): 100-W, 100-MW, 50-fs thin-disk laser oscillator based on Yb:YAG by Jakub Drs (University of Neuchâtel)
    • The best student presentation (sponsored by Evatec): Spontaneous photon pair generation in nonlinear metasurfaces by Tomás Santiago-Cruz (Max Plank Institute for the Science of Light)
    • The best student presentation (sponsored by Buhler): In-vivo fabrication of bioelectronic interface via polymerization of conjugated oligomers by Giuseppina Tommasini (Instituto di Scienze Applicate e Sistemi Intelligenti & Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche)
    • The best student presentation (sponsored by RhySearch): Ultra-broadband stochastic resonance of light enabled by memory effects in the nonlinear response by Kevin Peters (AMOLF)
    • The best student presentation (sponsored by Nikon): Tuning photothermal dynamics in gold nanoparticle-loaded agarose gel for plasmon-enhanced drug release by Andrea Schirato (Politecnico di Milano & Italian Institute of Technology)
    • The best student presentation (sponsored by ICO): Sub-light-cycle control of relativistic plasma-mirrors by Marie Ouillé (Laboratoire d'Optique Appliquée)
       

    EOSAM 2021 was a memorable event made possible by the involvement of a whole community. EOS would like to give special thanks to the local EOSAM chairs, Concita Sibilia and Alessandro Belardini, the Topical meeting chairs, and all the attendees and speakers who contributed to such a friendly and warm atmosphere. EOS also deeply thanks the EOSAM 2021 sponsors who greatly contributed to the quality of the meeting: Optoprim, Fastlite, NKT Photonics, Toptica Photonics, Optoman, Fluence Technology, Activefiber Systems, American Elements, A.P.E, GLOPhotonics, Bühler, ICO, Nikon, RhySearch, SIOF, Trumpf, UniNe, Zurich Instrument, FemtoEasy, Thorlabs, WZWOpticag, Layertec, Evatec, Zeiss.

     

    EOSAM is the European yearly event that brings together the photonics community. Don’t miss the next EOSAM in September 2022 to find out about the latest advances in optics and photonics in a convivial atmosphere.

     

    As autumn is here, it is nice to reminisce the warm atmosphere in Rome at EOSAM, what a week it was! - check the photos

    EOSAM 2021 event website

    > JOIN EOSAM 2022 in Porto, Portugal

  • Latest EOS News

    • On Friday, 23 april 2021

    Check out the latest EOS Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/159ab545d8f7/april21

     

    Apply for the Early Career Women in Photonics Award, Nominate an EOS Fellow, Submit your research to the major international conference EOSAM, and more..

  • Inequality for Women in Research

    • On Wednesday, 21 april 2021

    Mousumi chakraborty

    by Mousumi Chakraborty, PhD in Photonics

     

    In the present, women in photonics is one of the most talked-about topics in the virtual and real world. According to the studies, a large number of women are enrolling in a university in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects and doing good in their field. Sometimes they are doing better than male colleague/students. Nevertheless, unfortunately, the same number of women are not participating in the field of STEM occupations. Still, STEM is considered a male-dominated field, though many women have already proven their excellence and competence in these fields.

    Globally, women are underrepresented in many fields, especially in the research, photonics, and optics field; the number is still below standard. According to a recent UNESCO report, only 30% of the world’s researchers are women, though this percentage varies from region to region.

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