Summer O&P Programs

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Photonics Spectra staff took a look across the internets to discover where in the world O&P courses were being taught this summer. This compilation showcases the field’s growing reach. Note that some programs will have occurred by the time of publication, and some change venue and topic each year.

9th International Graduate Summer School: Biophotonics ’19
Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Lyngby, Denmark
A weeklong program covering a range of biophotonics topics.
Dates: June 8-15
Age: Graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and some undergraduate students
Annual: Yes

1st North American Summer School on Photonics Materials
Université Laval, Québec City
A weeklong program at the Centre for Optics, Photonics and Lasers (COPL), designed to enrich and inspire graduate students and young scientists with a robust program.
Dates: June 16-21
Age: Graduate students and early-career professionals
Annual: Yes

ePIXfab Silicon Photonics Summer School (4th Edition)
Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy
A five-day program exploring silicon photonics with academic and industrial experts from around the world.
Dates: July 1-5
Age: Anyone involved in the silicon photonics field
Annual: Yes

KAUST Photonics Summer Camp
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
A monthlong program that features a mix of workshops, technical training, and hands-on research projects that will be showcased at the end of the program.
Dates: July 1-31
Age: Graduate and undergraduate students
Annual: Yes

ICFO Schools on the Frontiers of Light Barcelona, Spain
A three-day program on attosecond science and extreme photonics.
Dates: July 8-10
Age: Graduate students and early-career professionals
Annual: Yes

IEEE Summer Topicals Meeting Series 2019
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
An international forum to facilitate information exchange between various technical communities that use or are affected by rapidly growing areas of technology or hot topics related to the general field of photonics.
Dates: July 8-10
Age: Anyone in the scientific and technical community
Annual: Yes

Photon Camp 2019
University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y.
A free, one-week program where students explore the field of optics and optical engineering.
Dates: July 8-12
Age: High school juniors and seniors
Annual: Yes

Summer School on Topological Photonics
ITMO University, St. Petersburg, Russia
A weeklong course focusing on topological photonics, a quickly developing branch of modern optics with exciting physics and promising applications.
Dates: July 8-12

Age: Graduate and postdoctoral students, researchers, and engineers
Annual: Yes

AIM Photonics Summer Academy 2019
MIT, Cambridge, Mass.
A week of intensive short courses on integrated photonics that covers materials, devices, EPDA software training and integrated photonic circuit design, chip fabrication, packaging, and testing and systems applications.
Dates: July 22-26
Age: Anyone interested in the integrated photonics field
Annual: Yes

Optics Summer Camp Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, N.Y.
Participants spend a week learning about the basic principles of optics through hands-on interaction with lasers, mirrors, lenses, and prisms.
Dates: July 22-26
Age: High school students, sophomore and up
Annual: Yes, but not always photonics related

Siegman International Summer School on Lasers
University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y.
A weeklong program focusing on in-depth learning about lasers and their applications, from internationally recognized academic and industry leaders.
Dates: July 27-Aug. 3
Age: Graduate students only
Annual: Yes

Subsea Optical Fiber Communication International Summer School
Polvijärvi, Finland
Born out of a partnership with Google and The Optical Society (OSA), this six-day program covers the future of global communication via subsea optical fiber.
Dates: Aug. 4-10
Age: Early career researchers, engineers, and graduate students
Annual: Yes

Complex Nanophotonics Science Camp
Windsor Great Park, England
A four-day program featuring seminars, talks, and debates on the latest nanophotonics research and topics.
Dates: Aug. 11-14
Age: Junior scientists, doctoral, and postdoctoral students
Annual: Biennial

CfAO Summer School on Adaptive Optics 2019
University of California, Santa Cruz, Calif.
A workshop that provides professional instruction in the field of adaptive optics by speakers renowned for their contributions to the field.
Dates: Aug. 19-23
Age: Anyone in the adaptive optics field
Annual: Yes

Published: August 2019
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