Optics lunches

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Applied Optics Lunchtime Research Seminars

Regular research seminars have resumed under the direction of Steve Sharples, although he would dearly love to pass on the responsibility of organising these to someone else. Please email or speak with him.

Talks 2010-2011

Talks 2009-2010

Talks 2008-2009

Talks 2007-2008

Talks 2005-2006

Talks 2004-2005

The Applied Optics Group Lunchtime Seminars - colloquially known as "Optical Lunches" - will be running in the 2010-2011 academic year.

This year the Wednesday slot was not available, so in a break from tradition talks will be on alternate Tuesdays at 12.30pm. We have the room until 2pm, so there should be plenty of time for questions and discussions if the talk is interesting.

  • Time: Alternate Tuesdays at 12.30pm
  • Place: Room 203, Tower (the Tower's only lecture theatre)
  • Autumn Term: Tuesday 26 October 2010 - Tuesday 7 December 2010
  • Spring Term: Tuesday 11 January 2011 - Tuesday 22 March 2011
  • Summer Term: Tuesday 5 April 2011 - Tuesday 14 June 2011

I am going to need willing volunteers to give talks. I would also like folks to think of external speakers they would like to invite to give a talk. As a rough guide, academics might give a talk once every year or so, post-docs every year or two, postgrads once every two or three years. I'm very keen to get good external speakers.

As the Applied Optics Group is in multiple locations (in multiple buildings), it is more important than ever to keep everyone abreast of what's going on. The ever-increasing amount of cross-disciplinary work provides a fantastic opportunity for researchers to hear talks in new areas.

Talks are usually very informal - they can be as short as 15 minutes; usually 30-40 minutes is about right. Alternatively, if you want to give a short talk, then we can run a session with two short (15-20 minute) talks. We have the room booked for an hour and a half, so if there is a particularly interesting talk that generates lots of discussion there should be plenty of time for this. Tea and biscuits will be available afterwards in the lab next door.

Talks will be once every two weeks. The list of forthcoming talks is here: Talks 2010-2011.


Steve, 16 September 2010