Tuesday, October 11, 2016

UL SPIE & European Researchers' Night: Exploring Science Whilst Having Fun

As a part of an international society advancing an interdisciplinary approach to the science and application of light, it was our pleasure to take a part in the European Reasearchers’ Night events. All the event took place simultaneously on Friday, 30 September, in over 250 cities across Europe and neighbouring countries, including Riga, Latvia. Our University of Latvia SPIE (UL SPIE) Student Chapter had even three spots across Riga - in the premises of University of Latvia Faculty of Physics and Mathematics, UL Academic Center of Natural Sciences and Institute of Atomic Physics and Spectroscopy. With family, friends, schoolmates or on their own, visitors could become a scientist for a day, participate in science activities and, most of all, have fun!

An unique moment with an upcoming scientist and Tesla ball

Thursday, October 6, 2016

T. Pladere: Three Main Reasons why to Attend Conference “Optics + Photonics”

UL SPIE member Tatjana Pladere
It was my second time to attend the international conference “Optics + Photonics”, which was held in always sunny San Diego, CA, USA. On the one hand, I already knew what to expect but on the other hand, I was sure that experience gained due to participation in this conference and travelling in the States could never be the same. 

Friday, September 30, 2016

P. Jankovska: How far can one get with Officers Travel Grant?

      How far can one get with Officers Travel Grant (OTG)? In my case, from Riga to California, Arizona and Nevada. But let's start with business and then talk about pleasure. 
International conference SPIE "Optics + Photonics 2016" gathered around 1400 people in the heart of San Diego. Convention center and Mariot Hotel both were next to the sea, so even while you are going to Poster Sessions, Lectures, Talks, Workshops, Job Fair, Exhibitions or Evening events you still can feel the nice warm ocean breeze.

All the participants of the Leadership workshop 2016. Find Latvian girls in the first row.