- On Monday, 28 february 2022
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
- 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:
- On Wednesday, 21 april 2021
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.
- On Wednesday, 21 april 2021
In 2015, the European Optical Society (EOS) launched the EOS Early Career Women in Photonics Award to honor a young female scientist who has made outstanding contributions to photonics. Since launching the awards, EOS has closely followed the career paths of the winners.
We will now share with you the backgrounds, motivations and individual career paths of the winners along the years, with priceless advice and guidance for those who follow in their footsteps. A clear consensus derived from the individual discussions with the women and the advice to others persuing a career in photonics is clear: "Work hard and focused, be brave and network every chance you get."
We hope the paths of these successful women will inspire you to find and follow your passion.
- On Monday, 15 march 2021
The European Optical Society (EOS) welcomes all members to nominate a fellow for the Fellowship 2021.
The category of EOS Fellow may be conferred upon distinguished members of the society. It is the highest category of membership of the EOS. Any member of the EOS may nominate a Fellow. Fellow selection is now made annually. Have a look at all the EOS Fellows celebrated along the years here.
Nominations for 2021 fellowships is open, nominate by June 1, 2021: NOMINATE A FELLOW
- On Tuesday, 02 march 2021
Submission is now open for the international conference EOSAM 2021. All topics on optics and photonics are included. The record-breaking number of topical meetings ensure that your research will fit within the scope of the conference.
In case the event cannot be held onsite, the organizers ensure your presentation will be presented online in front of the right audience. The conference dates 13 - 17 September 2021 remain in either case. Submission is open until 20 May: https://www.conftool.com/eosam2021
Submissions are welcomed for oral and poster presentations for all Topical meetings (TOMs). Have a look at the list of TOMS: https://www.europeanoptics.org/pages/events/eosam2021/toms/
EOSAM 2021 website:
- On Monday, 01 february 2021
The EOS Early Career Women in Photonics award is presented to honor a young female scientist who has made outstanding contributions to photonics.
The award consists of a diploma and an honorarium of (€2500). The award will be presented in 2021 at an award ceremony at the CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2021, held within the World of Photonics Congress during 20 - 24 June 2021.
More information about the award and application guidelines: https://www.europeanoptics.org/pages/distinctions/awards/early-career-women.html