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The International OSA Network of Students connects optics and photonics scholars from around the globe. IONS conferences are pledged to offer an international and professional student networking platform in addition to the typical academic experience; a singular difference from other scientific conferences. 
All the information about IONS conferences is available in the official website:
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IONS-9 Salamanca

All the information about IONS-9 Salamanca is available in the official website: www.ions-project.org


General information
The ninth IONS-Europe conference will take place April 7-9th, 2011 in Salamanca, Spain.  The  OSA Student Chapter of Salamanca (OSAL) is spearheading the event.

Programme highlights
 
  • Invited keynote speakers:
Prof. Chris Dainty (2011 OSA President, NUI Galway)  
Prof. Alexander Gaeta (Cornell University, OSA Board of Directors)  
Prof. Ken Ledingham (Strathclyde University)  
Prof. Luis Roso (CLPU director)  

 

  • Student's technical talks and posters
  • Student chapter session
  • Laboratory tours: visit Spain's most powerful laser
  • Social day in Salamanca, Unesco World Heritage Site.
 
Registration
Registration is open  until February, 25th. To register, please fill the form in the website.
If you need a Visa to come to Salamanca (Spain), please let us know it in that form and we will provide you an official invitation letter.

Travel Grants
The deadline to apply for a Travel Grant is on Monday, 7th February 2011.
To apply for a travel grant, fill the form “IONS9 - Travel Grant Application Form” available in Downloads; send it to us via email to osal@usal.es 
 
Abstracts
One page abstract is required following the instructions given in the template “IONS9 - Abstract Template” available in Downloads and send it to us via email to osal@usal.es (please attach pdf and word files). Submission deadline is February, 7th.
Housing
We recommend you staying at the hostal Hostal Barcelona. It is a very nice hostel, situated in the very city center, near to both the bus station and the conference venue.  It has the best prices in Salamanca starting from 15,12 € per night!
More information
 Please visit the official website or follow us in Facebook IONS-9.
Please, feel free to contact us with questions at any time via our email osal@usal.es.
 
IONS-8 Moscow

The 8th European IONS conference was organized by students of Moscow State and Bauman State Technical Universities and took place from June 21st until June 25th, 2010. All the information about the conference can be found at the official webpage.
In this case, our chapter president, Rocío, attended the meeting. 
Student chapter session
Our Simpson based student chapter poster was presented ... and for the student chapter competition we made a Simpsons based movie! =) 
Scientific session
In this case, we presented a poster under the title "Post-compression enhancement by controlling the wavefront".
Social life!
After the hard work during the week, we enjoyed a wonderful social day in Moscow!
        
From here we would like to thank Zulya and her team for all their efforts by organizing IONS-8!
 
IONS-7 Galway

The 7th IONS Europe meeting was hosted by the  NUI Galway Student Chapter of the OSA at the National University of Ireland, Galway on 4, 5, 6 March 2010. All the information about the conference can be found at the official webpage.
Three members from OSAL (Carolina Romero, Carlos Hernández-García and Rocío Borrego Varillas) attended the meeting. 
Student chapter session
During the student chapter poster session we presented two posters:
- CLPU: The Spanish Petawatt Facitlity
- OSAL: Salamanca Student Chapter
The latest one attracted attention from many people!
 
Technical talks
We presented three technical talks; slides and videos of the presentations can be found in the NUI Galway Student Chapter website .
-  Wavefront sensing of ultraintense femtosecond lasers and its applications by Rocío Borrego Varillas. [Video]  [Slides
- The problem of compressing very high power laser pulses by Carlos Hernández-García. [Video] [Slides]
- Description of the second harmonic generation process with ultraintense lasers and Diffractive Optics Elements (DOE's) by Carolina Romero. [Video] [Slides] 
Social life!
After the hard work during the day we enjoyed a dinner and walking tour in Galway.
 
From here we would like to thank Arlene, Kevin C. and Kevin M. (as well as the other members of NUI Galway) for the great time we spent in Galway!!

 

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