OSA 'Frontiers in Optics' annual meeting celebrates 90th anniversary of innovation in optics
Meeting to be held in Rochester, NY, October 8-12
The Optical Society of America's (OSA) Annual Meeting, Frontiers in Optics 2006, will cover the breadth of optical science and engineering. This meeting, co-located with Laser Science XXII, the annual meeting of the American Physical Society (APS) Division of Laser Science, unites these communities for five days of cutting-edge content, powerful networking and opportunities for scientific exchange. Exhibits featuring 80+ leading optics companies will complement the in-depth educational programming and offer attendees a glimpse of the latest optical technologies and products.
WHAT: The Optical Society of America's Annual Meeting – Frontiers in Optics 2006
WHERE: Rochester Convention Center, Rochester, New York, USA
WHEN: Sunday, October 8 – Thursday, October 12
WHY COME – PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: Frontiers in Optics 2006 marks 90 years of optics innovation as the 90th Annual Meeting of the Optical Society of America. Highlights include:
Featured sessions are:
- The Energy Problem and What We Can Do About It, Steven Chu, Nobel Laureate, 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics, Lawrence Berkeley Natl. Lab, USA
- Optics Meets Alzheimer's Disease: Seeing the Way to a Cure, Lee Goldstein, Harvard Medical School, USA
Technical topic highlights include:
- The use of photon imaging to monitor blood flow in mice after stroke
- Advances in imaging the eye in optical exams and studies of the eye; improved retinal imaging and eye examinations for people with diabetic retinopathy, an eye disorder that strike 40-45 percent of those diagnosed with diabetes
- New methods of producing 3-D images in displays without the need for special glasses
- Prototype system that produces color images in an endoscope, used in examinations of the esophagus and colonoscopies
- A new technique using light to determine blood flow in human brain tumors
- Award Session to recognize industry thought leaders
- "What's Hot in Optics Now" session highlighting trends across the entire field of optics including biology and medicine, information science, vision and color and optical sciences
- Women in Optical Society of America (WOSA) luncheon with keynote speaker Meg Moulton from the National Coalition of Girls' Schools on the state of female science education
- "Best of Topicals" session highlighting one stand-out paper from each of OSA's 2006 meetings
- FiO Special Symposia tribute honoring Emmett Leith, pioneer of practical holography
- Educator's Programs designed to expose middle and high school science teachers to the world of optics through materials, equipment and training in a hands-on environment with optics professionals. Hands-on activities and demonstrations for children of all ages.
For additional information on the meeting and the research, contact Keira Shein at 410.363.9494.
By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on
21 Feb 2009
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