2019 Siegman International School on Lasers

The Siegman International School on Lasers is a week-long program that exposes students to an in-depth study of lasers and their applications from internationally recognized academic and industry leaders. The school was funded by The Optical Society (OSA) Foundation and IPG Photonics in memory of Anthony “Tony” Siegman, past president and founding member of The OSA Foundation and a leading laser researcher and professor at Stanford for more than 40 years. School attendees presented their own research to a panel of judges and prizes were awarded to the top four.

This year the school was hosted by The University of Rochester, under the direction of Jon Zuegel, LLE Laser Development and Engineering Division Director; and Scott Carney, Professor and Director, The Institute of Optics. In addition to daily presentations as shown in the first image, there were visits to the Corning Sullivan Park Research Center and the “Pump House,” OSA president-elect, Steve Fantone’s, home on Cayuga Lake. Also presenting were Elizabeth Rogan, OSA CEO; Chad Stark, OSA Foundation Executive Director; Ian Walmsley, OSA Past President; Wendi Heinzelman, Professor and Dean, The Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; and Mike Campbell, LLE Director.