OWTNM Workshop Reception sponsored by the OSA London Local Section

The OSA was kind enough to provide funding through the OSA London Local Section for the welcome reception at the Optical Waveguide Theory and Numerical Modelling Workshop which was held at City University earlier this month.  The reception and the workshop itself were a roaring success, with attendees enjoying every minute and having some insightful and interesting conversations. I’m sure a number of fruitful collaborations will spring from this. Here are a few photos to see just how much fun it was!

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Imperial Festival 2015

Returning for its fourth year and continuing to grow in popularity, Imperial Festival will be held for the first time over the two full days of Saturday 9 May and Sunday 10 May 2015.

It will be a jam-packed schedule of performances, activities and ways to get involved with the best in science and arts at Imperial. Some Festival highlights include:

  • Voyage of discovery: Take a trip to the Research Zone Marquee to meet our researchers and take part in a huge array of hands-on experiments. Send sand flying with an asteroid attack on planet Earth, do battle with Brigadier Bogey and the Snot Doctors, and make energy from light and water.
  • Meet the microbes: Head over to the new Superbug Zone to chat with the scientists behind the bacteria, and find out why antibiotic resistance is one of the world’s biggest challenges.
  • Take in some tunes: Soak up the Festival atmosphere in the Music Tent, with performances from musicians including popular geek-pop singer Jonny Berliner and the Imperial College String Ensemble.
  • Leading lights: Drop into the Light Zone to try your hand at presenting in the Performance Simulator, a portable recreation of a concert hall, and then turn yourself invisible.

See http://www.imperial.ac.uk/be-inspired/festival/ for more information!

The London Plasmonics Forum

Below is an invitation to attend the London Plasmonics Forum which will be held in June at Kings College London. It should be a great meeting and of interest to members of the OSA London Local Section.


We, Prof. Anatoly Zayats and Prof. Stefan Maier, would like to invite you to The London Plasmonics Forum on the 18th of June 2015. It is open to all researchers and companies and this time will run together with the final Active Plasmonics Programme grant meeting. Everyone is invited to attend and present a poster. The registration is free but please register using the link below for logistic purposes (you will also find there a tentative programme for the day). Please feel free to forward this invitation to your colleagues and students. We hope The London Plasmonics Forum will become a regular exciting event.


We are looking forward to seeing you in London on 18 June.


Optical wave and waveguide theory and numerical modelling (OWTNM) workshop


The OSA London Local Section is co-sponsoring the welcome reception on Thursday 16th April 6pm to 8pm at the Optical wave and waveguide theory and numerical modelling (OWTNM) workshop being held at City University.


The yearly OWTNM workshop has, since 1992, provided a forum for lively debates, intended to bring forward new ideas in the field of theoretical and computational photonics.

Basic physics and novel applications, artificially structured materials and new devices, elegant mathematical techniques and efficient numerical methods to tackle the Maxwell equations form the constantly evolving subjects. These are discussed in a traditionally open and relaxed atmosphere.

OSA members are encouraged to attend the welcome reception and should email Dr Arti Agrawal on arti.agrawal.1@city.ac.uk.