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May 22

IONS Germany 2011 – Erlangen

 

With the very successful 1st IONS Germany in Berlin – a national meeting of German OSA student chapters and other (graduate) students in optics related fields – held in June 2010 still in mind, the MPL Erlangen EPS YM Section in conjunction with the hbar OMEGA OSA Student Chapter Erlangen set out to host the IONS Germany II from 20th to 22nd of May 2011.

The versatile program included a highly regarded keynote talk from Dr. Rachel Won, Senior Editor of Nature Photonics, as well as labtours at different research institutes around Erlangen and informal get-togethers during barbecues and a brewery tour. With around 40 conference participants from all over Germany discussing and exchanging ideas about their scientific routes and viewpoints, the event gave the opportunity of establishing many new contacts not only in ones own scientific field and can be seen as a great success. It can be hoped that this event has initiated a series of annual meetings leading to a strong basis to scientific exchange of (graduate) students from all over Germany. We gratefully would like to thank the EPS, OSA and MPL for their support, which strongly helped to turn this event into a few unforgettable days for everyone.

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You can get some impressions in the gallery.

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