History

Previous year (2017):

-- Celebration timed to the Day of Photonics (24 October, 2017): Our chapter invited young colleagues who are interested in optics and photonics, to the short "light version" of the professional development workshop. Despite the cold weather we had warm and friendly atmosphere due to coffee/tea, sweets and useful discussions including the topic of the impact of photonics on our day-to-day life.

-- The 5th International Conference NANOBIOPHYSICS NBP-2017 (25 October, 2017, Kharkiv, Ukraine): Photos. Contribution of our chapter was in financial support and reports about our chapter activities and OSA & SPIE societies.

-- VII Scientific Fun in Kharkiv (16 September, 2017): Video report, Photos. The chapter was a part of important social project of our city - "Scientific Fun in Kharkiv". We thank the main organizers - Artem Konovalov and Tanya Baglay - as well as public organizations supporting this event, a lot of volonteers, and of course for all attendees :)

-- #IONSBalvanyos2017 (July 23-25, 2017): FB page with Photos. We thank Romanian INFLPR OSA & SPIE SC for the opportunity to be co-organizing chapter of the IONS Balvanyos 2017 conference in Balvanyos Resort, Romania.

-- #icpysLTP2017 (May 29 - June 2, 2017): - The VIII International Conference for Professionals and Young Scientists Low Temperature Physics, Kharkiv, Ukraine: Selected Photos. Our chapter was sponsor and co-organizer of the conference ICPYS-LTP-2017, which took place in B. Verkin ILTPE of NASU (Kharkiv, Ukraine) during May 29 - June 2, 2017. For details see: Conference web site, Facebook Conference Group.

-- Young Scientists Workshop: All-Ukrainian Meeting of Student Chapter of Optical Societies (1 June, 2017): Selected Photos. Our Chapter thanks OSA for providing Special Student Chapter Grant to support the meeting of all Ukrainian OSA Student Chapters and other chapters of Optical Societies in the frame of celebration the 10th anniversary of our chapter during the conference ICPYS-LTP-2017. We had the great joining of professional development with lectures from Prof. Pascal Febvre, Dr. Mikheil Chikhradze, Dr. Sergei Zherlitsyn, and OSA ambassador Dr. Mariia Pashchenko, social events, and the exchange of chapter experience and improving of communication between chapter's members.

-- #__ (20 May, 2017): Announcement, Program, Photo Report 1, and Photo Report 2. Our chapter took part in the big educational and entertainment project Days of Science - Spring in Ukraine with optical and low-temperature demonstrations for children and adults. Our chapter's members thank organizers of this project (NGO Unia Scientifica and popular science portal my.science) for the opportunity to join to this great social event!

-- #__ (19 May, 2017): Full program (our event is on the 20p.), Photo Report. Pupils of the 5th classes of a local Kharkiv school visited our Institute and had an interactive lesson with optical and low-temperature experiments in the frame of the XI All-Ukrainian Festival of Science, which is founded by National Academy of Science of Ukraine.

-- Visit to Kharkiv specialized school 181 Donsuri (11 April, 2017): Photo Report 1 and Photo Report 2. Visit to this local school with the optical and low-temperature demonstration for pupils within a Week of Physics in this school.

-- IRE OSA SPIE Winter Meeting (28 February, 2017): Photo Report. Our chapter organized meeting for students and young researches with the interest in in optics and photonics. The program included detailed lecture about OSA and SPIE societies with pizza & coffee/tea for good mood. We also thank psychologist Valeria Afanasieva for relaxing professional development master-class during the meeting.

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Kharkiv ILTPE OSA SC Staff 2017