News | November 3, 2017

The OSA Foundation Announces Location For 2018 Siegman International School On Lasers

The Siegman International School on Lasers, a weeklong, immersive program, providing students with an in-depth learning environment on lasers and their applications has confirmed the locations for the 2018 schools. The 2018 summer school will take place at the Spirit of Hven Backafallsbyn, on the Island of Hven, Sweden from 29 July – 4 August, 2018.

“The Siegman International School on Lasers continues to be a marquee program for the OSA Foundation and the optics and photonics community,” said Chad Stark, Executive Director, The OSA Foundation. “The Siegman School attendees interact with industry leaders in a small group setting, hear from innovative featured speakers and participate in unique networking opportunities that connect them to colleagues from around the world.”

The Siegman International School on Lasers was established in honor of Anthony E. Siegman, 1999 President of The Optical Society, founding board member of The OSA Foundation and a widely known expert on lasers and optics. This program is co-founded by IPG Photonics and endowed by donors from around the world. Past summer school hosts include Centro de Investigaciones en Óptica, Leon, Mexico, ICFO Institute of Photonics Sciences, Spain, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Germany and Stanford University, USA. The application process for the 2018 Siegman School opens 1 December 2017.

About The Optical Society Foundation
The Optical Society Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation established by the Optical Society (OSA) in 2002 to carry out charitable activities that support the society’s mission of promoting the generation, application, archiving and worldwide dissemination of knowledge in optics and photonics. The Foundation helps cultivate the next generation of leaders and innovators in the optics and photonics community as they move through advanced degree programs and become active members of research and engineering communities around the globe. The Foundation also works to secure OSA Awards and Honors program endowments. For more information, visit (

About The Optical Society
Founded in 1916, The Optical Society (OSA) is the leading professional organization for scientists, engineers, students and business leaders who fuel discoveries, shape real-life applications and accelerate achievements in the science of light. Through world-renowned publications, meetings and membership initiatives, OSA provides quality research, inspired interactions and dedicated resources for its extensive global network of optics and photonics experts. For more information, visit (

SOURCE: The Optical Society (OSA)