Outreach activities for the International Day of Light

Outreach activities for the International Day of Light 

The SPIE student chapter in Tampere University is organising events in May to celebrate the International Day of Light. These events are targetted to university students. 

IDL Conference

The IDL Conference on May 20-21, 2021 invites Master's and Doctoral student to give presentations and listen to plenary speakers on four photonics themes.

Plenary speakers and themes:

  • Semiconductor light sources - Prof. Klaus Jöns (Paderborn University, Germany)
  • Biophotonics - Prof. Adrian Podoleanu (University of Kent, UK)
  • Plasmonics and metamaterials - Prof. Päivi Törmä (Aalto University, Finland)
  • Nonlinear optics - Prof. Robert Boyd  (University of Rochester, USA / University of Ottawa, Canada)

Each thematic session will host a plenary speaker who will present scientific highlights in their respective field of research followed by student presentations. Students can also choose to make a poster presentation during the poster sessions on both days. There's an industrial session in the end of Day 1, where expert(s) from photonics-based companies will host an interactive session with the participants. See the detailed shedule of the IDL confrence (pdf).

The deadline for submitting student abstracts for presentations or posters is May 5. Submit your abstract
It is also to participate as an attendee and listen to the presentations. Register as "Attendee" 

The event is free and open for anyone interested. The zoom link for attending the conference will be sent to registered participants before the event in a separate email.

IDL photography contest

The SPIE student chapter in Tampere is organizing  photography contests  with two separate themes in the event of the International Day of Light!

The themes are 

Anyone can participate in this event by sending the photograph and SEM image to our email (spie.tampere@gmail.com) with a creative description/tag line OR they can simply upload on one of our social network pages using hashtags #IDL2021Tampere and #LightDay2021 

Both contests have attractive prizes!

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