LIGHTtalk: Careers in Photonics to be held during International Conference for Physics Students 2015 in Croatia

The LIGHT2015 Project and the International Association of Physics Students will organize a LIGHTtalk: Careers in Photonics as accompanying event of the International Conference for Physics Students 2015 (ICPS 2015) that is being held in Zagreb, Croatia, on 12-19 August 2015. The LIGHTtalk will be held at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the University of Zagreb, lecture hall D1/D2 on 17 August 2015 from 21:30h to 00:00h.

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The ICPS is organized yearly by one of its member committees of the International Association of Physics Students (IAPS). The purpose of the conference is to create an opportunity for physics students to come together, to talk about science and life, to practice presenting their research and, all in all, to have a great time. The conference is entirely organised by physics students for physics students, and its official language is English. It is expected that around 300 physics students will participate in the conference.

The event will comprise the following speakers:

Dr. Nikola Poljak (researcher and lecturer; Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb) - Why is this night so light?

Neven Šantić (researcher; Institute of Physics) - Quantum Sensors

Nives Bonačić (popularizer and finishing masters student of pyhsics; Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb) - Experiences with presenting topics in photonics to elementary and high school students

Tena Dubček (researcher; Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb) - Light and Quantum Simulation

Boris Štromar (accomplished amateur astronomer and popularizer) - Light Pollution
Dr. Marinko Jablan (researcher and lecturer; Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb) - Nonlinear Quantum Optics in Graphene

Luana Lojić (visual artist working with light; art collective Ljubavnice) & Darko Vuöak (researcher and lecturer; Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb) - Hommage to Onon KuËera; Short Overview

The LIGHTtalk will be streamed online. You can watch the event here.

More Information on the ICPS 2015 website.

About LIGHT2015

LIGHT2015 is a European project funded through the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme of the European Commission. It aims to promote the importance of photonics to young people, entrepreneurs and the general public in all Member States of the EU during the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015 (IYL 2015).

LIGHT2015 activities will include LIGHTtalks, a series of inspirational events, which will take place throughout the European Union in different cities at different times for the whole duration of the project in order to bring photonics closer to students and entrepreneurs. A specific series of events targeted to local industry and entrepreneurs, will take place during the period 25-28 September 2015 to take advantage of the international “100 Hours / Weekend of Light” of the global IYL 2015 programme.

Another highlight of LIGHT2015 will be a community experiment on smartphone photonics where thousands of participants from throughout the EU will carry out optical measurements of the sky to yield information related to air pollution. To aid teachers and to inspire student, Photonics kits will be distributed to schools around Europe to support the scientific education at secondary schools.

LIGHT2015 Partners include the European Physical Society (EPS), the European Optical Society (EU), the Institute of Photonics Sciences (ICFO), Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI) the National University of Ireland Galway (NUI), Universiteit Leiden and EYESTvzw.

Contacts

Ivana Kurečić
ICPS 2015 Organizing Committee
ivana@icps2015.unizg.hr

Jorge Rivero González
LIGHT2015 Project Officer
jorge.rivero@eps.org

David Lee
LIGHT2015 Coordinator
d.lee@eps.org