Vol 27, Issue 4:
This issue reminisces on the history of the Australian Optical Society, 30 years of Optics Conferences in Australia, 40 years of Fiber Optics and climbs out of the Flatlands into the exciting world of 3D Nanoplasmonics! All this and much more can be found in this edition of the AOS News!
Senior Optical Design Engineer
OCE Postdoctoral Fellow - Insights into Alzheimer's disease: tomographic metals mapping
CSIRO CME, Parkville/Australian Synchrotron, Clayton
The submission deadline for the 7th OSA International Photonics and Opto-Electronics Meeting (POEM) in Wuhan, China is rapidly approaching (5th March). This conference is focussed on Optoelectronic Devices and Integration (OEDI) and Fiber-Based Technologies and Applications (FBTA).
The conference is located in Wuhan – China’s ‘Optical Valley’ (inspired by Silicon Valley) and is thus an excellent opportunity for Australian’s to interact with international delegates and also gain an appreciation for China’s vibrant photonics research and commercialisation communities.
To find out more visit: poem.wnlo.cn
6:30pm Wednesday 4 December
Theatre A, Elisabeth Murdoch Building, The University of Melbourne
Professor Colin Sheppard, Italian Institute of Technology will speak about the dramatic impact Confocal microscopy has made a on biomedical imaging, in particular, but also in other areas such as industrial inspection and new developments such as focal modulation microscopy and image-scanning microscopy. More details here
8 am – 8:45 am, Tuesday 10 December
Exhibition Area, Esplanade Hotel Fremantle – by Rydges
Meet other AOS members for an informal get-together over breakfast of pastries, fruit, tea and espresso coffee before the plenary session on Tuesday 10 December. Celebrating the society’s 30th anniversary, this will be an excellent opportunity to meet with students, industry, academics and members of the AOS Council to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing the field, and how the AOS can assist the community.
All AOS Members welcome. Please RSVP by clicking here.
The AGM of the Australian Optical Society is called for 3.30pm Monday 4th November, 2013 in Lecture Theatre 4 the Chemistry Building, The University of Sydney. (Check the Campus map for directions). Nominations for positions on the AOS Council are also open – contact the Secretary, John Holdsworth for more information. Afternoon tea will be provided.
The AGM will be followed by the Peter Domachuk Memorial lecture at 5:00pm and a reception at 6:00pm in the nearby Eastern Avenue Complex, The University of Sydney. The event is free, but registration is required. For more information and to register click here.
AOS Members are now able to establish or renew their AOS membership while joining OSA or renewing their OSA membership! Simply check the “Australian Optical Society” option on the form!
AOS Members also have the exclusive opportunity to receive a $15 OSA dues discount!*
Just enter the VIP discount code “AOS15” when joining or renewing online to receive the following pricing for OSA membership.
- Individual Membership $115 USD
- Student Membership $40 USD
Please visit the OSA website for additional information.*This $15 discount applies to an individual, 1 year membership only.