Tuesday, October 29, 2019

This time the scientific student seminar was spooky!

Coinciding with the spooky season our chapter had a scientific student seminar in the University of Latvia, House of Science on October 24th. It was the 4th such seminar since the beginning of the program. This program is designed for students to present their ideas, research, as well as Bachelor, Master and PhD works in a friendly environment. 

One of the presentations was given by Valts Liepiņš and Emīlija Vija Ploriņa who teamed up to talk about the basic unit of information in quantum computers - the Qubit. They talked about how bits and qubits are represented and compared them. 

Emilija and Valts inviting UL SPIE members to think about Qubits

Friday, September 20, 2019

Summer scientific seminars

In the beginning of this summer, two more scientific student seminars were successfully held. These seminars are designed for students to present their Bachelor, Master and PhD works in a friendly environment. 

On the 21st of May, UL SPIE members Marta Laņģe and Emīlija Vija Ploriņa talked about topics related to their university studies.
Marta's topic was "Importance of Simulation Based Education in the Learning Process" where she covered how virtual reality and other simulation techniques are used in educating medical personnel, and about their applications in other areas. 

Marta explaining the objectives of augmented reality and virtual reality in the learning process

Friday, September 6, 2019

SPIE Optics + Photonics 2019: let the world know about you!

The participation in the conference “SPIE Optics + Photonics” has become our student chapter’s annual tradition. This year Nellija, Tatjana, Matiss, Inga Brice and Inga Saknite went to this large, multidisciplinary optical sciences and technology meeting to learn, network, share their research and spend a great time together with students and experts from the whole world.

Hello from San Diego! Spot the University of Latvia student chapter members in the first row.