Big Success with over 400 Attendees

Opening of EOSAM (Source: Lauryna Siaudinyte)

The EOS Biennial Meeting (EOSAM), a major European event for the European optics and photonics community, was held in the congress center of TU Delft, The Netherlands, October 8-12, 2018. Over 400 attendees took part in the event and over 350 interesting presentations were held on optics and photonics.

Several student presentations were held during the week. From these very high quality presentations the award committee had a difficult task to choose the best student oral and poster presentation. The awards, sponsored by Carl Zeiss, went to Anne de Beurs (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) for his talk “Diffractive shearing and rotational ptychography for extreme ultraviolet imaging”, and to Kévin Cognée (Institut d’Optique d’Aquitaine) for his poster “Substantial improvement of the perturbation for high-Q photonics cavities”.

Organized already for the third time at EOSAM, tutorials dealing with the topics of the nine TOMs (Silicon Photonics and Guided-Wave Optics, Freeform Optics for Illumination, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality, Optical System Design, Tolerancing, and Manufacturing, Bio-Medical Optics, Metamaterials, Plasmonics and Resonant Nanophotonics, Frontiers in Optical Metrology, Organic & Hybrid Semiconductor Materials and Devices, Adaptive Optics & Information driven optical systems, Optical tapered fibers for light manipulation on the nanoscale), interested not only students but also other attendees. EOS plans to continue organizing these popular tutorials also in future EOSAM events.

On Wednesday, the EOS Annual General Assembly and the ceremony for the new EOS Fellows was held after the scientific program. The new compositions of the EOS Board and the Executive committee can be found in www.myeos.org.

In an effort to bring research closer to industry, EOSAM included an Industrial exhibition (with some 20 exhibiting companies), industrial posters highlighting the know-how of the companies, and a Meet-and Greet event organized for students and companies (hosted by TNO).

The historical city of Delft is famous for its blue pottery (“Delfts blauw”). The original factory of Porcelijne Fles (the Royal Dutch Pottery manufacturer) is very close to the congress center, and the EOSAM conference dinner was held at there. The open museum and shop contributed to the relaxed and warm atmosphere as people were free to walk around and enjoy good food and drinks, and network simultaneously.

Special thanks go to the EOSAM General chairs Paul Urbach (TUDelft) and Stefan Bäumer (TNO), and the whole TU Delft and Aula Congress staff for their support for EOSAM and ensuring a smooth running of the conference. Sincere thanks also to the TOM Chairs and their committees, and most importantly, to the attendees for making the EOSAM 2018 such a successful event.

EOSAM will be held next in Porto, Portugal in 2020. (Source: EOS)

Link: European Optical Society Biennial Meeting (EOSAM)

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