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Vol 28, Issue 3:
September 2014

In the latest issue of the AOS news, find out about the new AOS constitution, the optics and applications of spider silk and cleaning rubbish with lasers. All this and much more can be found in this edition of the AOS News!

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International Conference on Optics and Photonics, India

The AOS is pleased to be a technical co-sponsor of the XXXIX Conference of the Optical Society of India, the International Conference on Optics and Photonics

20-22 February 2015
University of Calcutta

Abstract due date 15 November 2014.
See for more information.

2015 AGM

To be held during the lunch break in the IPOS Symposium,
12:15pm Thursday 6 November
Lecture Theatre 101
New Law Building
University of Sydney

Maps at:

23rd Canberra International Physics Summer School "Frontiers in Physics"

1–5 December 2014, Australian National University, Canberra

The School will introduce undergraduate and graduate students to fundamental ideas and concepts in Quantum Many body systems, Quantum entanglement, Nanomaterials, Mathematical physics, Non-linear physics, and Fusion Plasma physics. These topics play key roles in the foundation of modern physics and are likely to govern the development of new technologies and applications. Keynote speakers include Nobel Prize winners Brian Schmidt and Steven Chu. Physics lab tours will also be organised.

Student travel & living scholarships are available, see here.

Australian IYL Activities Launched

The AOS is leading Australian initiatives for the International Year of Light in 2015. An Australian web site,, is now available and you can follow developments on Twitter (@LightYearAU). Stakeholder events are being held in Sydney (15 September), Canberra (16 September) and Brisbane (17 September). See for more information and RSVP details.

2014 OSA Optics and Photonics Congress

2014 OSA Optics and Photonics Congress
Light, Energy and the Environment

2-5 December 2014, Canberra

This comprehensive Congress examines the frontiers in the development of optical technologies for energy production, transport, and use. It is aimed at bringing together researchers, engineers, and managers across many disciplines. It is being held the week before the AIP Congress.

Abstract deadline: 3 September.

More information at

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